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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1215 on: March 11, 2016, 03:58:12 PM »
Ken, what do you do to clean your beer glasses, out of curiosity ? Definitely helps (or hurts) head retention and quality.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1216 on: March 11, 2016, 04:00:21 PM »
Ken, what do you do to clean your beer glasses, out of curiosity ? Definitely helps (or hurts) head retention and quality.

quite honestly-most just get hot water rinse right after.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1217 on: March 11, 2016, 04:02:08 PM »
Ken, what do you do to clean your beer glasses, out of curiosity ? Definitely helps (or hurts) head retention and quality.

quite honestly-most just get hot water rinse right after.


Same here. My beers have consistently good foam, not always as nice as your pics.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1218 on: March 11, 2016, 04:03:41 PM »
Ken, what do you do to clean your beer glasses, out of curiosity ? Definitely helps (or hurts) head retention and quality.

quite honestly-most just get hot water rinse right after.


Same here. My beers have consistently good foam, not always as nice as your pics.

man - I can't do the rinse with hot water only thing.  tried.  ALWAYs have nucleation sites all over the glass.  I like my Meyers soap, glass brush and hot rinse method. 

just rinsing would be so much easier.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1219 on: March 11, 2016, 04:07:38 PM »
Ken, what do you do to clean your beer glasses, out of curiosity ? Definitely helps (or hurts) head retention and quality.

quite honestly-most just get hot water rinse right after.




Same here. My beers have consistently good foam, not always as nice as your pics.

man - I can't do the rinse with hot water only thing.  tried.  ALWAYs have nucleation sites all over the glass.  I like my Meyers soap, glass brush and hot rinse method. 

just rinsing would be so much easier.

i don't think I even have a glass with nucleation points. most of mine are old school from 1990's.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1220 on: March 11, 2016, 04:21:16 PM »
i don't think I even have a glass with nucleation points. most of mine are old school from 1990's.

not in the glass.  bubbles clinging to unclean surfaces.  hot rinse just doesn't cut it at my house.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1221 on: March 11, 2016, 04:26:31 PM »
i don't think I even have a glass with nucleation points. most of mine are old school from 1990's.

not in the glass.  bubbles clinging to unclean surfaces.  hot rinse just doesn't cut it at my house.


I'm gonna upgrade my cleaning. My foam is good now (sometimes great) and would get better with better cleaning. I run glasses through the dishwasher on the bottom rack, right over the jets, and then rinse like hell with hot water. I may try what you do.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1222 on: March 11, 2016, 05:00:42 PM »
i don't think I even have a glass with nucleation points. most of mine are old school from 1990's.

not in the glass.  bubbles clinging to unclean surfaces.  hot rinse just doesn't cut it at my house.

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I thought you were talking about those newer glasses with the nucleation points etched in bottom of them.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1223 on: March 11, 2016, 05:36:22 PM »

I thought you were talking about those newer glasses with the nucleation points etched in bottom of them.


Those SN Spiegelaus have a hop cone etched into the bottom. Doesn't make the beer taste any better, but kinda cool anyway.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1224 on: March 11, 2016, 05:42:16 PM »

I thought you were talking about those newer glasses with the nucleation points etched in bottom of them.


Those SN Spiegelaus have a hop cone etched into the bottom. Doesn't make the beer taste any better, but kinda cool anyway.

cool-my generic ones don't have that.

perhaps the secret to both foam and retention is a combination of things- enough proteins in the beer, high viscosity, proper carbonation and temp, clean glassware, and even high alpha bittering hops....the latter is one I just read article on and indicates use of a high alpha bittering hop such as magnum can aid the head retention.  Interesting as I do tend to use a high alpha for bittering in many of my beers.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1225 on: March 11, 2016, 05:53:47 PM »

I thought you were talking about those newer glasses with the nucleation points etched in bottom of them.


Those SN Spiegelaus have a hop cone etched into the bottom. Doesn't make the beer taste any better, but kinda cool anyway.

cool-my generic ones don't have that.

perhaps the secret to both foam and retention is a combination of things- enough proteins in the beer, high viscosity, proper carbonation and temp, clean glassware, and even high alpha bittering hops....the latter is one I just read article on and indicates use of a high alpha bittering hop such as magnum can aid the head retention.  Interesting as I do tend to use a high alpha for bittering in many of my beers.


I agree it's definitely a combo of factors. I normally bitter with high AA, too. I bittered the helles with Mittelfrueh, though, so I'm curious to see the foam there. I hadn't bittered with noble for awhile, so I wanted to re-asess whether I got any slight noble character from that. I'm pretty sure the long alpha rest had to help some with foam though.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1226 on: March 11, 2016, 05:56:42 PM »

I thought you were talking about those newer glasses with the nucleation points etched in bottom of them.


Those SN Spiegelaus have a hop cone etched into the bottom. Doesn't make the beer taste any better, but kinda cool anyway.

cool-my generic ones don't have that.

perhaps the secret to both foam and retention is a combination of things- enough proteins in the beer, high viscosity, proper carbonation and temp, clean glassware, and even high alpha bittering hops....the latter is one I just read article on and indicates use of a high alpha bittering hop such as magnum can aid the head retention.  Interesting as I do tend to use a high alpha for bittering in many of my beers.


I agree it's definitely a combo of factors. I normally bitter with high AA, too. I bittered the helles with Mittelfrueh, though, so I'm curious to see the foam there. I hadn't bittered with noble for awhile, so I wanted to re-asess whether I got any slight noble character from that. I'm pretty sure the long alpha rest had to help some with foam though.

yeah I left that out as that's something relatively new for me, and while it does show to improve its not part of my ale process or previous lagers.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1227 on: March 11, 2016, 06:00:43 PM »

I thought you were talking about those newer glasses with the nucleation points etched in bottom of them.


Those SN Spiegelaus have a hop cone etched into the bottom. Doesn't make the beer taste any better, but kinda cool anyway.

cool-my generic ones don't have that.

perhaps the secret to both foam and retention is a combination of things- enough proteins in the beer, high viscosity, proper carbonation and temp, clean glassware, and even high alpha bittering hops....the latter is one I just read article on and indicates use of a high alpha bittering hop such as magnum can aid the head retention.  Interesting as I do tend to use a high alpha for bittering in many of my beers.


I agree it's definitely a combo of factors. I normally bitter with high AA, too. I bittered the helles with Mittelfrueh, though, so I'm curious to see the foam there. I hadn't bittered with noble for awhile, so I wanted to re-asess whether I got any slight noble character from that. I'm pretty sure the long alpha rest had to help some with foam though.

yeah I left that out as that's something relatively new for me, and while it does show to improve its not part of my ale process or previous lagers.


Right, definitely doesn't explain the ESB.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1228 on: March 11, 2016, 06:13:06 PM »
Denny has a link to a BYO article he typically posts when the topic of head foaming and retention comes up.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1229 on: March 11, 2016, 06:43:31 PM »

Denny has a link to a BYO article he typically posts when the topic of head foaming and retention comes up.

Think that's what I read and referenced.


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Amber Ale
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