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Old 03-20-2009, 04:01 AM   #1
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Default Got the runs from my homebrew...

I just found out that a few of my friends that came over to the house to do a taste test got the runs. This is right before I host a big party with 25 gallons of homebrew and 5 gallons of afelwein .

I dont suspect that it is infected as it tastes great... One of the friends said he would not drink homebrew again and the other didnt care.. They have loved all of the beers I have brewed in the past. The guy that said he would never drink it again was trashed though so I am not to sure about what he said..

Any suggestions? I dont want to have big party where everyone gets the runs and then bashes the brew.. This is the first time that anyone has had anything besides good reviews. Also, I am probably working on at least 50-75 gallons so far..


5 gallons of the brew is a Simcoe IPA that absolutely smells and taste awesome. What I suspect is that brew they tried was a Haus pale that is young.. 7-10 days before racking to the keg...It has been in the keg for another week..

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Old 03-20-2009, 04:15 AM   #2
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Your trashed friend is a jackass.

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Old 03-20-2009, 04:26 AM   #3
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That is an accurate statement but I have known him for ever and he is a great guy...

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Old 03-20-2009, 04:38 AM   #4
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I only get the runs when I drink too much beer, not beer period.

There's nothing in fully-fermented beer (except the alcohol) that can make you ill - as in 24 hour stomach flu ill. Unless they have a sensitivity to something.

That's why people have been drinking it for thousands of years.

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Old 03-20-2009, 04:51 AM   #5
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Do you have a good handle on your water chemistry, specifically your magnesium levels. Too much magnesium will clean you out pretty thoroughly.

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Old 03-20-2009, 04:51 AM   #6
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Some individuals may actually have a yeast allergy or it simply doesn't agree with their digestive system. I've heard of several people getting the runs from homebrewing. It's not really filtered like commercial beers after all...

My .02 =]

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Old 03-20-2009, 04:59 AM   #7
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Never the runs, but a few cases of the walking farts

gotta be overindulgence, or maybe maybe something they both ate while drinking?

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maybe something they both ate while drinking?
I'd put my money on this.

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Don't panic. That's just the yeast flushing all that BMC residue out of your friend's body. Even in your colon, the yeast continue to do amazing things.

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I have Crohn's Disease and I drink homebrew every night of the week (Except sundays... sometimes...) and I've never had an issue. If theres something that can survive in a typical, fully fermented brew then it would have sent me to the hospital a long time ago. I agree with most of the other guys, there had to have been another factor...

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