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Old 09-03-2009, 09:44 AM   #1
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hi guys,

i'm writing this topic because i have huge intestinal gas and cramps after beer drinking... i have tried many methods to resolve this problem, but no help, it's always the same.....

though i like to drink beer, sometimes it drives me crazy.

does anyone of you have the same problem, is there a way to solve it?

thanks alot!

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Old 09-03-2009, 10:00 AM   #2
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Are you talking about homebrew and bottle conditioned beers specifically or ALL beers in general?

Some folks initially experience some gas and maybe some bloating when the get involved with homebrewing and drinking larger amounts of "living beers;" beers that are bottle conditioned, and have a greater percentage of yeast in it than commercial light lagers.

In most cases your body adapts/gets used to it. And actually living yeast cultures are good for us, they contain vitamin b and nutrients.

In my case it was about a year/year and a half before my stomach got used to it...and you wouldn't have wanted to be near me after a couple homebrew. It wasn't cramps, just really intense yeast farts.

Cramps may indicate something more serious, perhaps even an allergy either to the yeast or even gluten (you don't have issues with bread do you?)

No pathogens can live in beer, so nothing can grow in there that can hurt you; it's just that often people's tolerance levels to higher levels of yeast and or gluten can't handle it.....But like I said, usually you body adapts to it.

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It's normal. The beer farts will subside after a few weeks of regular homebrew. It's your gut getting used to the yeast, is all.

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It's always a lot worse when the beer is consumed too early when there's a lot of yeast in suspension.

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Graduated with Honors myself, lol.
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Too funny!



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I think I was in Fartsa Thikya Pukka. haha ... I let one go that was so bad once, the cat tried to cover me.

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The funny thing was, that all of a sudden at some point all that yeast fart stuff just stopped happening. I think it was even 6 months or more after it stopped being a regular happenning, that I even noticed my body didn't react anymore.

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on my soapbox ----

It's not just the yeast - it's the oligosaccharides as well! They are very long complex sugars (from cell walls, yeast that don't get converted to alcohol in your beer, but the bacteria in your gut and intestines just love them!

If you make a bigger beer, you'll have more oligosaccarides.

Also, think about why chili makes you, um......

are you putting yeast in your chili?

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It's not just the yeast - it's the oligosaccharides as well! They are very long complex sugars (from cell walls, yeast that don't get converted to alcohol in your beer, but the bacteria in your gut and intestines just love them!

If you make a bigger beer, you'll have more oligosaccarides.

Also, think about why chili makes you, um......

are you putting yeast in your chili?

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Yeah, okay, BUT it is still very very common to us homebrewers whether it's yeast or oligowhateveryou call them....

yum chili.......



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