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Re: Does length of boil affect head retention with extracts?
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2010, 10:46:31 AM »
All these articles make qualitative statements with little information how much negative effect there actually is.

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Agreed.  I think that years back there was a better explanation on HBD.  It's a pain to search there, but I'll give it a shot when I have tome.
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Re: Does length of boil affect head retention with extracts?
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2010, 01:32:43 PM »
Hey, Thanks for finding that BYO article, Denny! Good stuff.
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Re: Does length of boil affect head retention with extracts?
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2010, 11:36:33 AM »
I only boil my extract batches for 30 minutes and if I steep they get 45. I rely on a quick chill, plenty of healthy yeast and a consistent cool ferment. My goal isn't head retention, but it is a nice side effect. Extract almost always gives me good results.

There are many more variables to head-retention than just the wort itself.

First place to look is the glassware. Then carbonation levels and how the pour or dispensing is handled. After this look towards the brew itself and how it was made.

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