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Giving beer a decent head and why people like it?

I love beer, but when I pour myself one, I try not to make it foam too much, I personally don't like the 'head' of a beer (Don't really know how to say it). My dad drinks beer religiously and demands ...
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Why do stouts foam so much when you pour them over ice cream?

I was just making a stout float and noticed that my beer foamed up a ton. It's not a very carbonated beer (there was barely a hiss when I opened the growler), yet the head was several inches with ...
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Can quick beer cooling have a negative effect on the beer's taste?

Is there a difference if we compare the classical cooling of the whole keg: and the quick flow cooling where the keg is at the ambient temperature? Can the quick cooling have negative effect on the ...
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Removing detergent residue from glassware

Last night, after moving some heavy stones around, I poured myself a nice Berliner Weisse (style) into a glass I don't use regularly. Initially there was a nice head on it but to my disappointment it ...
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Decreasing foam in over-carbonated beer [duplicate]

I have some homebrew that is really over-carbonated (before i learned about priming sugar calculators). Consequently, i have to pour it into two pint glasses to contain all the foam, and wait 5-10 ...
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What is the significance of a beer's head?

In many beer tasting guides it tells to describe the head, or to 'admire' the head of the beer. From Wikipedia, I understand that: Beer head (also head) is the frothy foam on top of beer which is ...