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Old 03-16-2008, 03:06 PM   #1
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I have brew a few batched, the beer tastes great. However I seemed to have head aches after drinking home brew, no matter how much I drink. I have never had this problem with store bought beers (unless I had too many). I was just wondering if anyone has had the same experience.
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Old 03-16-2008, 03:27 PM   #2
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Usually it's just the opposite. Drinking home brew with live yeast helps alleviate a hangover due to the b vitamins. I wonder if you have a slight allergy to the yeast?

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Headaches are often the result of fusel alcohols, which are primarily produced when your fermentation temperatures are too high. There shouldn't be any "hot alcohol'. Keep yourself hydrated, too.

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Hey All

I have brew a few batched, the beer tastes great. However I seemed to have head aches after drinking home brew, no matter how much I drink. I have never had this problem with store bought beers (unless I had too many). I was just wondering if anyone has had the same experience.
Thanks

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Most likely fusel alcohols and/or acetylaldehyde. For future batches, try fermenting at a lower temperature and let the beer bulk age a little longer, which should reduce fusel formation and clear any acetylaldehyde right up.
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Old 03-16-2008, 06:36 PM   #5
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i got headaches from the first batch i made, probably for the above reasons. haven't had any problems since, so don't let it dissuade you from continuing to brew.

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