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Priming sugar for creamier head

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I'm making a dark Irish stout and I'm looking to get a creamier foam rather than the more sparkling carbonation I get with regular white table sugar. 

Ill be batch priming in a 3 gal keg. Any recommendations to get that good Guinness foaminess?

thanks!

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Guiness uses nitrogen in there forced carbination for the head. So I don't know how to do that unless you force carb. However, you can add maltodextrin or steep carapils or carafoam for better heads. Personally I'm not into the creamy head. My buddy claims using honey to bottle prime will make a better head, but I've never tried it.

Monty

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+1 Monsteroyd.  Right on the money.  Honey won't change anything either.

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I just got back from Japan, and when ever I'd order an Asahi at this one place, they would pull a glass from the draft and then go to a machine that put out a frothy head on the beer. I thought it was effective but stupid. I'd blow it off each time right in front of them, but they kept doing it. I think in Japan, if the beer is served without a head it is considered a bad beer. or something. Weird.

Monty

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