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Do you like head?

Postby Woods314 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:20 pm

Just having a few beers, I brew using Coopers light malt, 1 kg dextrose, 12 grams of Cascade pellets and 12 grams of Warrior. Tonight I thought I’d try something different. Now I know the purists will say extract is shit, but it takes me an hour or two to put on a couple of brews, so that’s where I’m coming from. Anyhow, back to the subject, I have in my fridge something the purists will say I shit too, but it happens to be iso hops ( hop oil some people call it). So I tried a drop of the iso hops in my glass of beer and being a lover of bitter beer, I thought this is fucking nice. So to cut a not very long story short, next thing I know, I’m putting three drops in my glass of beer, funny thing is, it ends up with the creamyist head I have ever seen! So if ya like bitter beer and creamy head, try this!
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Re: Do you like head?

Postby fizzix » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:34 pm

Thanks for the tip.
Extract is as much of an art as all-grain, and some of my Beer Club cohorts make some outstanding extracts.
Don't let 'em stigmatize you!
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Re: Do you like head?

Postby Woods314 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:49 am

Just preempting the strike :))
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Re: Do you like head?

Postby warramungas » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:43 am

I've done all grain and found flavour, mouth feel and head to be good. Hate the goddamn time it takes to do the brews though. Like a full day to do two two batches compared to a couple of hours max for the extract. Head and mouth feel are lacking in most extracts. I'm going back to extract for that reason alone.
Isohops I've never tried. Does it make a difference when you put it in the fermenter?
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Re: Do you like head?

Postby Woods314 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:44 pm

ISO hops can, apparently, be added at any time, some put it in the fermenter, which is what I used to do, some add it after fermentation in the fermenter or keg and as I have found, adding to your glass then pouring the beer. It probably boils down to personal preference.
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Re: Do you like head?

Postby Woods314 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:54 pm

When I used to add it to the fermenter I don’t recall it improving the head, but it did bitter the beer. Three drops in a glass is a lot of iso hops and I would have never added the equivalent amount to a fermenter which by my rough calculations would be about 15 ml in 20 litres.
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Re: Do you like head?

Postby EziTasting » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:31 pm

This post catches me every time!! :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

This is Not the Head I was looking for! :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Do you like head?

Postby The Stig » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:22 pm

All I do is kit-and-kilo.
So a can from brew shop and a kilo of sugar, yes plain old sugar.
and I dont get any complaints, i believe its in the process and the storeage.
Heads not a problem for me, I pulled these about 2 hours ago trying to grease up a 5 Star Client :laughing-rolling:
The dark one is an Old Clone and the light one is a Wheat Beer (my go to)
Keg and gas for 24 hours at 50PSI then fun time
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Re: Do you like head?

Postby Plumby » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:23 pm

Now that's good head.
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Re: Do you like head?

Postby Woods314 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:02 pm

I just recovered my glass from last night and the head was still in the bottom of the glass, I will post photos when it happens again!
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Re: Do you like head?

Postby Woods314 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:12 pm

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This looks pretty creamy!
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Re: Do you like head?

Postby Woods314 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:14 pm

Sorry Ezi, but I did post this in beer and wine, not porno and sex, so you might have had some idea!
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Re: Do you like head?

Postby Woods314 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:50 pm

My head foam runs down the glass with each mouth full so head is not a problem with my extract brew even without the iso hops, and I am not a fan of malty beers, so hops are my friend! You could probably say I am am a hop head! I have fifty bags of hop pellets in my freezer and kg bags of white powder on my shelf ( dextrose ). Cops would have a ball, except the old sarge who is a home brewer and knows what I have. You all know what a fifty bag is, don’t you?
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