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Better head retention HELP

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I have brewed 2 batches now. Both were good, but both lacked foam, especially after the initial pour. These 2 batches came with the kit and were 1 can of extract and a pouch of booster. My question is 2 parts I guess. 1) Will an all malt brew have more foam and retain that head longer? 2) What else can I do or what SHOULD I do to get a nice thick white head on my beer? :blink:

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It is my understanding that steeping a grain like Carapils will add body and head retention without affecting color or taste to much. I just steeped some grain with the last batch I brewed so I can't say from personal experience, but there are several posts on the board that indicate that that helps.

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Does it matter what kind of beer was brewed?? I brewed the Bewitched Red Ale that came with my kit, and after about 5 weeks carbing/conditioning and about 1 week in the fridge had about a 1 to 2 inch head. Stayed almost till the glass was empty too. Bottle primed with sugar as directed in the instructions that came with the kit.

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You mean like this?
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This was just the straight up ADIPA, nothing added. Head retention all the way to the bottom. :cheer:

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Truckin, Yankee, just hasn't been my experience that malt > booster for foam. I've had some nice foam with standard refills. Steeping grains helps. Also wheat malt gives nice foam.

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Ikaika wrote:

You mean like this?
8c3f09c8.jpg

This was just the straight up ADIPA, nothing added. Head retention all the way to the bottom. :cheer:

MMMMM that looks tasty!

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