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Old 12-14-2007, 06:26 PM   #1
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So I think I have a slight allergy to raw malts. I'm kind of relating it to another weird allergy of mine, because the reaction seems the same: raw carrots and broccoli.

I was just transfering my big bags of munich, pilsner and MO to smaller, zip lock bags. Lots of grain dust was going into the air while I was doing this. I started sneezing a lot and now my face feels kind of itchy and red. Also, whenever I take a grain and bite into it to try it my mouth gets a burning, irritated feeling like when I eat certain raw vegetables. Well, who'd have know? It's not a big deal, because I don't react to beer at all. Whatever it is gets cooked out like when I cook broccoli. Interesting, none the less.

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Old 12-14-2007, 06:29 PM   #2
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Maybe just use a dust mask when you move and crush the grains. That sucks at any rate

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Haven't noticed a problem with grains, but have with various raw vegetables. Cook them & I'm fine. Bananas: green ok, over-ripe ok, but at a very specific point in the ripening process, they make my throat blister. Ditto, melons.

Never had a steak do that. I listen to my body.

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Haven't noticed a problem with grains, but have with various raw vegetables. Cook them & I'm fine. Bananas: green ok, over-ripe ok, but at a very specific point in the ripening process, they make my throat blister. Ditto, melons.

Never had a steak do that. I listen to my body.
Yea, I have the banana one as well. If I juts lightly steam/fry with some oil broccoli or carrots then I'm fine. It's just straight up raw that gets me.
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I have a real mild allergy to raw bell peppers. THANK GOD no allergy to malt!

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I have a real mild allergy to raw bell peppers. THANK GOD no allergy to malt!
I think it's something that's cooked off immediately. I can taste the malt after it's been in the mash for a few and have no problem.
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Haven't noticed a problem with grains, but have with various raw vegetables. Cook them & I'm fine. Bananas: green ok, over-ripe ok, but at a very specific point in the ripening process, they make my throat blister. Ditto, melons.

Never had a steak do that. I listen to my body.
A coworker of mine's husband is allergic to steak. The horror...
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luckily only cats and other similar rodents cause me allergies.

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I've got a nice big list. Raw vegetables as stated, cats, horses (big time), pine nuts, anchovies (can kill me), hayseed, pollen, grass, gerbels, rabbits and now raw malt! That's all that I know of. I need to take the damn allergy test.

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Knowing what your allergic to, is a good thing. I have had chronic hives for the past three months, which got to the point where anti-histamines were no longer effective.

I just saw the allergist/immunologist this week and had the allergy test. The good news is that I tested negative to all of the common allergens.

The bad news is that they sent me to the hospital to have a biopsy so that they can test for auto-immune diseases.

I was kind of hoping that the allergy test would show a severe allergy to cats, so that I could finally get rid of SWMBO's precious.

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