I have been home brewing for 5+ years now, and also worked in commercial breweries. (I only mention this because i feel my sanitation and brewing procedures are fine.) My issue is that i have been noticing a weird foggy headed, unpleasant and abnormal headache feeling when i drink my home brews and I cant seem to make it go away. No this is not an overindulging issue, because even when i sample some fermenting wort from the primary, and only take a sip, the same issue happens.
Here are the facts.
-I think it is something i am doing in the Mash/Sparging process.
-I have taken wort from the brewery and pitched yeast and fermented/completed processing it at home WITHOUT the same issue.
-It happens even when I use different recipes/ingredients/yeast
-I have changed water supply and the same effect occurs
-Other friends homebrews do not have the same effect and i feel fine after drinking them
-It is not a contamination issue, most of my beers overall flavor are really good (like we all think, right)?
-I have made a batch by steeping grains and adding some extract and I dont get the same issues.
-The abnormal headache feeling will last for about 10-15 minutes after having just half a 12 oz beer.
Not sure what it is and any insights will be appreciated and helpful.