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    Silky fluffy mouthfeel


    I had a DP Golden Ale and a BH IPA (on draft) today at a pub/restaurant whilst on an lunch outing. I quite enjoyed the mouthfeel of that. Nice and soft sliky smooth. The head was filled with tiny bubbles - rather than commercial soda carbonation bubbles - almost like a Guiness.

    What need to add to the grainbill to achieve that?
    I googled a bit and found several suggestions like adding flaked oats or wheat - then some say other methods of getting the water chemistry right and others talk about higher mashing temps (to get more unfermentable sugars). Thoughts?

    .. or is there a recipe out there for one of the DP ale brews? Pale Ale or Golden Ale or the BH IPA ?

    Thanks

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    Jigsaw, jakes and groen have way more exp building recipes but ill get us started. The internet is mostly on point this time. You need some unfermentables. My favorite is to add 300g chit to any recipe. No difference in taste better head. Melanoidin will get you a better head and mouth feel. But silky-smooth you will have to add some instant oats to your recipe. Not much. 500g should do.

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    The tiny bubbles could be they used nitro instead of c02? Thats what they do for guiness, it creates a silky mouthfeel as well.

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    What Jitters said ...

    They more than likely didn't use 100% CO² to carbonate.
    Could be Suremix-60

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    Quote Originally Posted by jannieverjaar View Post
    No difference in taste better head.
    Sounds like taking a chance with your wife's sister.

    /joke off

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    Flaked oats for the mouthfell, I use jungle oats, work great, used it many times before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxxyc View Post
    Sounds like taking a chance with your wife's sister.

    /joke off
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    Hahaha... too much pornhub this weekend hu .. leaves you with fantasies on a Monday morning.

    Anyway.. back to beer: I'll try Jungle Oats next time. How much percent of the grist will do ?

    .. and wheat? what does that do as an addition? I've heard it adds to a better head

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexBrew View Post
    Hahaha... too much pornhub this weekend hu .. leaves you with fantasies on a Monday morning.

    Anyway.. back to beer: I'll try Jungle Oats next time. How much percent of the grist will do ?

    .. and wheat? what does that do as an addition? I've heard it adds to a better head
    oats for mouth feel for sure, it depends on style - but if you're doing an ale, i'd start with 100g/~1% (assuming a standard batch with an avg grainbill) 500g will certainly give you a thicker viscous mouthfeel, wheat for head and lacing, again ~1%. you can scale it up, but it's up to personal taste.
    i like my beers slightly undercarbed with co2, tiny bubbles and soft head as a result. either the restaurant undercarbed or used a mix instead of co2.

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    Thanks for all the feedback!! Obviously appreciated

    Thinking this brewing is more adictive than the alcohol.

    Castle Lager/Draught used to be my staple beverage. Yuk.. not anymore.. had one the other day .. thought how on earth could I have enjoyed that?
    Last edited by AlexBrew; 12th October 2020 at 10:34. Reason: spelling

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