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Offline violaleebrews

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root beer foam
« on: September 12, 2012, 04:38:15 pm »
Anybody know if there's a certain ingredient used to get that long-lasting rocky, foamy head in a root beer?  I keg-carbed my 1st root beer attempt.  Wondering if bottle-conditioning it would work better (obviously in a plastic 2L)  It tasted great, but the head had no retention. 

I steeped 6 oz of rolled oats hoping to give it a thick, creamy mouthfeel and that would help the head.  Score: zero for zero.

Any thoughts?

Offline Jimmy K

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Re: root beer foam
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012, 06:05:08 pm »
There are additives to increase head retention and I think you can get them at homebrew shops. I was at a local brewery that makes a root beer and they had containers of 'concentrated foam' for the rootbeer. Look for 'heading agents'.
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Offline tschmidlin

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Re: root beer foam
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2012, 10:37:09 pm »
maltodextrin will add some body and head retention to your sodas.  Try using 8g or so per liter.
Tom Schmidlin