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Old 02-27-2011, 05:13 AM   #1
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Default No hangover/headache from homebrew

This is an amazing side effect I get from homebrewing. When ever i burn down the house with homebrew, i don't really feel that bad in the morning. this is apposed to drinking commerical brews in which i wake up with a nice little headache in the morning (assuming i had myself a good night).

I've read that a possible reason for this is that brewer's yeast contains essential B vitamins that aide your body in with the effects of a hangover.

Since I don't filter my brew (at least not beyond the secondary), the yeast hangs around, which I actually prefer, i love the yeast. But commercial brewers filter all the headache-saving goodness out of their brew (seems conter-productive to me, no hangover, sell more beer). I'm prone to hangovers, i guess b/c i drink almost no water. My body doesn't say "im thirsty" so i tend to not drink liquids that much (not even with meals, ik, effin weird)

Anyway, anyone else have similar effects?

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Old 02-27-2011, 05:18 AM   #2
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I find that the evenings I over-imbibe on homebrew are a little less horrific the next day than if I were to have partied on commercial brew, or bourbon.. Wine is in a class all to itself for me.. I drink a half bottle of red wine, and i'm entirely useless the next day.

I don't know if its the B complex from the yeast, or what.. But homebrew seems to treat me pretty well.

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I find that although they don't hurt, I'm still fairly ****ty the next morning...

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i find that if i slam some commercial brews, then stop, a few hrs later i have a massive headache. but i can slam 10 HBs and not feel terrible in a couple of hours. It's great, yeast is great

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I agree with the lower headache levels, but I have noticed one significant effect of homebrew abuse is toilet abuse about 12 hours afterward. I also brew my own kombucha, which is replete with bugs, and it doesn't do it to me, so I'm thinking that it may be more a product of the fuller bodied beers. I haven't got slammed on comercial craft beers in a long time, so I can't really compare to that.

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I've found that homebrew helps with the hangover but is much worse on the flatulation. I think it is a good trade off.

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I've found that homebrew helps with the hangover but is much worse on the flatulation. I think it is a good trade off.
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Problem is that too much homebrew has me playing Russian Roulet with my briefs.
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What is it in beer that gives a headache directly after drinking? Not a hangover, mind you, but instead a sharp headache after drinking 1 glass, or 2 glasses....almost like caffeine withdrawal. I get this almost every time I have certain commercial/ micro brews, but can't remember the affect on homebrew. ABV doesn't change the outcome, either.

On that note (sorry for the slight hijacking, I've wondered this for awhile), my headaches are less during a hangover on homebrew than anything else, but I still feel just as useless, apathetic and sluggish as other consumables. Kyle

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I have been drinking more yet less since getting my homebrew pipeline started which keeps my hangovers away and I love that!

What I am saying is that I now drink about a beer a day during the week and then drink around 6 on a Friday or Saturday night. These beers are 5-7% ABV so they do the trick but now I'm not burning the midnight oil pounding 4% beers and urinating 6 times per hour, dehydrating the hell out of myself.

I get the buzz we all love while drinking far less all while enjoying what I have created, there is nothing better!

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