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Old 06-16-2008, 03:54 PM   #1
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My brown ale I made last just got kegged ( my first time kegging) and, I was sick the whole next day. I thought maybe it was just the grilled burgers i had at my friends house the previous night that caused it so i waited a day and drank it again and the next day I had the same pains and toilet trips all day. I never had this problem with bottled beer, is it something I am doing wrong with it? I might just go back to bottling bc that stuff is brutal.

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Old 06-16-2008, 04:01 PM   #2
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try cutting down on the level of carbonation. Highly carbonated stuff kills me as well.

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Old 06-16-2008, 04:04 PM   #3
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Was it the first time with this recipe?

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I was the e-coli in the burgers at your friends.

What was your temp & pressure when you carbed?

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Yes, first time with this brown ale recipe (palmers oak butt)
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I was the e-coli in the burgers at your friends.

What was your temp & pressure when you carbed?
45 degrees 20psi

and on top of the diarhea, it was like i had to burp absolutly all day but couldn't
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dang i dont know what i did with the double posts, double quotes but didnt mean to

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I had a stomach ache after kegging one particular batch but here's what I think happened. First, when you keg you tend to sample the beer WAY TOO FRICKIN soon. I mean so soon that it still has tons of yeast in suspesion. See, when you bottle, you're generally forced into letting it sit for 3 weeks. How long has it been since you brewed the batch?

Next, I think drinking a lot of the beer right after putting it on gas leads to ingesting a fair amount of carbonic acid. I don't know for sure if this can upset your stomach, but I wouldn't rule it out. What I do know is that the beer was fine a week later.

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Old 06-16-2008, 04:26 PM   #9
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I was guessing at too young beer also...full of yeast...a great diuretic.

Probably didn't so a secondary...

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I had a stomach ache after kegging one particular batch but here's what I think happened. First, when you keg you tend to sample the beer WAY TOO FRICKIN soon. I mean so soon that it still has tons of yeast in suspesion. See, when you bottle, you're generally forced into letting it sit for 3 weeks. How long has it been since you brewed the batch?

Next, I think drinking a lot of the beer right after putting it on gas leads to ingesting a fair amount of carbonic acid. I don't know for sure if this can upset your stomach, but I wouldn't rule it out. What I do know is that the beer was fine a week later.
Well, i sampled a few times and it never hurt me, but after about a week of being in the keg is when it happened, and it tasted real good so i indulged a bit, prolly like 5 or 6 pints, i keep the keg sat on 20 and i purge it out to like 10 to pour I dont know it is frustrating bc there is a lot left and it tastes good but i cant have that happen to me for a third time
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