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Hi, what is the best way to keep an head on a classic bitter, when i pour it from the bottle the head is good but soon dissappears making it look flat. I always rince the glass before i pour it. Any advise is welcome.
 

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Hi, what is the best way to keep an head on a classic bitter, when i pour it from the bottle the head is good but soon dissappears making it look flat. I always rince the glass before i pour it. Any advise is welcome.
Getting the pH around 5.3, use some dextrin malt (carapils) dough in at a higher temperature as possible to bring your mash to temperature.
 

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Getting the pH around 5.3, use some dextrin malt (carapils) dough in at a higher temperature as possible to bring your mash to temperature.
Hi Foxy, can i use this in a classic bitter kit and how, all the kits i brew start off with a good head and quicky goes flat. Cheers
 

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Hi Foxy, can i use this in a classic bitter kit and how, all the kits i brew start off with a good head and quicky goes flat. Cheers
I am unfamiliar with kits, are they kits consisting of grains pre milled and hops?
 

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Hi Foxy, no they consist of malt extract
All I could suggest then is to hot steep some carapils, just a couple of hundrde grams and add tht to your kit, see if that improves it.
 

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Hi, what is the best way to keep an head on a classic bitter, when i pour it from the bottle the head is good but soon dissappears making it look flat. I always rince the glass before i pour it. Any advise is welcome.
I don't worry about things like this. When a decent pint of bitter in a pub does the same
 

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Thanks Foxy
If that fails get a syringe and suck some beer up and squirt it back, makes like a draught beer. Also works if your beer is over carbonated too. Replaces the co2 with nitrogen.
 

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Worthwhile noticing that if your glass has been washed in washing up liquid then a head will just dissipate due to the grease in the washing up liquid. A way around this is to use pub type glass wash.
 

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Worthwhile noticing that if your glass has been washed in washing up liquid then a head will just dissipate due to the grease in the washing up liquid. A way around this is to use pub type glass wash.
Or rinse and dry out thoroughly
 

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