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sdfern4:
Looking for suggestions for what to use for head retention in lighter beers. What do people use and how much?

euge:

--- Quote from: sdfern4 on March 12, 2014, 06:38:11 PM ---Looking for suggestions for what to use for head retention in lighter beers. What do people use and how much?

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I'd say it is about great fermentation and carbonation. Healthy yeast begets nice head.

majorvices:
+1 - if your fermentation is generating fusels due to high fermentation or pitching temps or under pitching (not enough yeast) your head retention will suffer. There's not much in the way of ingredients that will help that. Likewise, if your beer is not adequately carbonated your head retention will suffer.

Jimmy K:
When I started making sure I fermented below 70, my head retention improved significantly.

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hopfenundmalz:
You can have great head retention with just base malt, if you have a good mash and fermentation.

If you want extra help, use some wheat in the beer, and lots of hops. Wheat proteins will aid the head, as will hop oils.

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