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Yeah, I'm focused
It just occurred to me that the reason why one of the judges found my old ale overcarbonated may not have had anything to do with my processes or a mistake I made. Instead, I think it was because I used rye as part of the malt bill. Unless I'm mistaken, rye and wheat end up supporting great, foamy heads because of the particular proteins that are involved. (Sorry, I can't get more specific... In fact, I'm probably misremembering even that).

I may not have screwed up! It's possible I just confused the judges with an unexpected grain.
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inahandbasket From: inahandbasket Date: December 9th, 2005 09:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
yup. the extra proteins will create more of a head that sticks around longer.
That could be it. go you!
komos From: komos Date: December 9th, 2005 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Of course, this also means that I may run into similar problems if I submit it for judging in other competitions.

One point! Four out of first!
From: mittenstone Date: December 10th, 2005 03:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
you should check out the burgerbrau roggenbier. it's carbonated up the wazoo, and really nasty looking. but in a good way.
komos From: komos Date: December 11th, 2005 03:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Do they have it at Downtown, or will I need to seek out more exotic environs?
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