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How much head retention do you get from a caramunich III compared to crystal malt?

So far I found no difference in head retention from various relatively highly kilned specialty malts like crystal/caramunich etc. Carafoam is a different beast in that regard. Btw likely same level of ...
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How much head retention do you get from a caramunich III compared to crystal malt?

Using specialty malts for head retention is kind of a canard. You'll have much better luck by controlling your fermentation....http://byo.com/stories/article/indices/35-head-retention/697-getting-...
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Potential fat in wort, what's going to happen?

That grease in extraction fan is from volatile food grease / oils. In my experience these are not water soluable. The condensation that fell back in was most likely just water.
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Potential fat in wort, what's going to happen?

The worst that could happen is that it would affect head formation and retention. But you might be OK. No big deal.
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Fat residues on bottles or glasses, causing bad head retension: how to dissolve and remove it?

I would start with a mild dish washing soap with warm water, it usually gets rid of grease and oils. If you have a bottle brush, use it, if not shake the bottles well. Then rince the bottles well. ...
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Fat residues on bottles or glasses, causing bad head retension: how to dissolve and remove it?

What not use a commercial brewing steriliser/cleaner like VWP? Soak in a solution made with very hot water overnight. One might find that all that is needed thereafter is a rinse with fresh water and ...
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Suggestions for a thin/no head Wit?

Maltodextrin will have an affect on body also the head formation and retention, dry hopping may help foam stability as in increase in iso-humulones enhance head retention. I am not sure how dry ...
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Crystal Malt - How does it influence head retention?

I decided to make some very pale bitter ("golden ale") for a change, with no addition of my normal 250g of standard crystal malt. So the only ingredient were my usual Maris Otter pale malt 2.5Kg/5 ...
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Suggestions for a thin/no head Wit?

Since no one has really touched on this part of the question: 'Will [...] dry hopping post fermentation help a no head/thin beer?' No, and in fact dry hopping would probably only serve to make ...
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