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tonyt

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Hey all,Does dme give/ maintain better head than Lme?
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kelbygreen

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not sure but steeping some crystal will be a good start alot of them will contribute to head retention. Also wheat is a good additive for retention not sure if wheat extract adds the same as grain though.
 

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adding some hops to your boil will help with head retention as well
 

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DME is just LME with all the "L" removed, so in terms of head retention there's not going to be any difference. But both are better than sugar or dextrose.

If you want more head (in your beer) then adding around 300g of maltodextrin to the wort can help.

There's a nice little write up on the beersmith web site about head retention.
http://www.beersmith.com/blog/2008/06/25/e...r-home-brewers/

Hope that helps.
 

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