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Old 05-02-2013, 07:34 PM   #1
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Hi all. I have very depressing news (for me anyway) I'm yeast intolerant. When I drink my beer I get a tight wheezy chest and hot flushed face. Anyone any remedies and or alternatives please. I feel like I've had a death in the family, that's how much I love my beer

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Old 05-02-2013, 07:38 PM   #2
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Are you sure it's the yeast? Did you talk to a doctor and get tests?

It could be gluten rather than yeast, and there's a whole gluten-free brewing forum as well as other things you can do to normal beer to make it gluten-reduced (Brewers Clarex)

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Old 05-02-2013, 07:41 PM   #3
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Also have a look at this thread: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/yeast-immobilization-magic-beans-fermentation-404698/

It's up in the air whether immobilization prevents any yeast from escaping, but it's worth a shot!

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Do you get the same reaction from commercial beers? Can you filter the yeast out of your beer?

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I have a reaction from commercial beer if I have been drinking for 3 or more days. I haven't done that in a long time bug I have had 2 beers tonight 1 stout and 1 red ale. And I'm wheezing like a bagpipe at the mo. I could drink 10 commercial beers or so now and I reckon all I'd have is a bad head tomorrow.

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I've seen these caps u put on bottles when doin secondary. Turn the bottle upside down and it collects the yeast and doesn't let it back into the bottle. It's a lot of reinvesting but I may have to do it. I'm so bummed about this

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I've seen these caps u put on bottles when doin secondary. Turn the bottle upside down and it collects the yeast and doesn't let it back into the bottle. It's a lot of reinvesting but I may have to do it. I'm so bummed about this
Caps won't do it. They might collect solid trub, but there is still a TON of yeast in solution. You'd have to filter - with a .5 micron filter, I believe - to get it out.
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I'm allergic to yeast, and it's a major pain. I get all red-faced. I haven't noticed wheezing, but I'm kind of scared I'll take a sip one day and need an epi pen. Can't really take benadryl, either, because you're not supposed to take it with alcohol.

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I take Benadryl every night, with alcohol ...
Helps with my sleep/allergies.. Still here lol

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This thread is about maltless brewing (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/brewing-beer-without-malt-aka-maltless-brewing-316742/), but it also involved using fungal fermentation as well. Not sure if Xier is still around, but it might be worth a shot talking to him about his methods. That's about the best I can offer, but maybe it's a starting point to keeping beer in your life.

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