Guys: No impact on head formation and stability that I can see. None.
To expand on what I have done a little: I did pick up an SS chiller because there was some talk about copper and its oxidative characters (use that information how you wish). I also slightly increased my mash volume and slightly lowered my batch sparge volume (by ½ gallon) to make the sparge smaller. I am still carefully dialing in my mash and sparge pH and watching the kettle pH. I also started to condition my malt. I use distilled water in a fine spray bottle and use about an ounce or so of water for 9-10 pounds of malt. The water hitting that fresh grain makes me want to eat it with a spoon. I mix it, let it sit and then mill it a few minutes later. It's supposed to leave husks more intact, cut down on tannin pickup and probably cut down on oxidation... can't remember all of the proposed benefits. I also used some Weyermann Barke pilsner in some of these helles and pilsner batches. Wow, what a great character if you just pop a few kernels in your mouth. All of that said, I think the brewtan has made the most difference. I'm using ¼ tsp in the mash water and then ½ tsp mixed with some bottled water and then that liquid is added to the boil with 10-15 minutes left. The beer is softer, smoother, cleaner, clearer (clearer-tasting... not necessarily visually although these brewtan beers ARE clear too). The finish is smoother and more refreshing. Malt and hop flavors pop and are more identifiable. Again, not sure what the brewtan is doing and whether I'm seeing a bigger impact because my pre-brewtan beers were oxidized, something is up in my water that brewtan addresses or what. Not sure but I'm digging it, no question. Cheers gang.
EDIT: Someone on another board (a chemist) mentioned that brewtan could help take copper and iron out of the way when brewing (acts as a chelating agent... I'm in deep water here) which I know nothing about. I went to my Ward Labs analysis and saw that I have less then .3ppm of iron and less then 1ppm of copper. I'm not sure how much is too much for brewing but my numbers seem low.