Fruit Beer

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  1. ChilliMayne

    ChilliMayne New Member

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    I brewed a fruit beer recently. Using a Maris Otter pale malt and a cara-malt only.The yeast I used was a Young's Cider yeast,( all I had at the time and I also wanted to see how it would pan out with a beer recipe) And at bottling time I added a strawberry extract to the mix.( 4oz/5gal). I primed using some gyle/speise, like I always do but after 4 weeks bottled, the beer is primed, but head retention is extremely poor.
    Can I blame the extract for this? :evil:
     
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    The Brew Mentor Well-Known Member

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    It's possible, there may have been some oils in the extract that are messing with the retention.
    Brian
     
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    I'd want to see your mash procedure before blaming it on the extract. The extract COULD be the problem but there are other potential causes. For example, if you did a protein rest, that can affect head retention.
     

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