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jump_xiii 02-02-2012 02:30 PM

Nothing that can kill you can grow in your beer...
 
I've heard or read words to that effect a number of times, relating to post fermentation and infections in bottles etc. People say stuff like "it might taste bad, but it wouldn't do you any harm if you did drink it".

An experience I had over the weekend got me thinking about this.

I went to bed Saturday night and woke up at 2am. Without going into details, basically "it" came out of both ends violently on and off until about 8am. Then I just felt like **** all day Sunday and slowly got back to normal over the next few days.

4 factors in the day:

1) I worked in the garden and handled soil/dirt etc
b) I have 2 dogs who do what dogs do, eat what dogs eat, lick what dogs lick and then jump on me, try to lick my face etc etc etc
iii) I had pizza from a take-out
#) I had 1 bottle of homebrew (a batch that I have previously had 7-10 bottles of

Anyone else had similar experiences at all?

Was it the hombrew- a rogue bottle?

amc22 02-02-2012 02:32 PM

Sounds like food poisoning.

NordeastBrewer77 02-02-2012 02:35 PM

sometimes the yeast in homebrew can cause stomach issues until your body gets used to it, i.e. new bacteria growing in your gut. if you're new to drinking yeasty beer, that may be it. but since you're in the UK and undoubtedly get some nice cask conditioned ales, your belly's quite familiar with brewers yeast. my guess would be you either caught a li'l bug or the pizza is the culprit. i know things like greasy, cheesy food mixed with a few yeasty home-brews causes my gut to act much like an active fermenter!

jotakah 02-02-2012 02:47 PM

I don't think it was the beer. I think you got dog **** on your hands and transferred it to your pizza. If it wasn't the dog****, it was something else. Not the beer in my opinion since you already had it 7-10 times.

TyTanium 02-02-2012 03:28 PM

Have another beer, see if the same thing happens.

jump_xiii 02-02-2012 03:31 PM

I'm with you guys on your responses. I know that each bottle could be different- it might have not been sanitised properly or whatever, but from that bactch I'd already had a few before and had 5 gallons of my first batch pretty much all to myself.

If it wasn't the pizza it was something I picked up in the garden or from the dogs and obviously cross contaminated something.

It certainly wasn't pretty! :(

broadbill 02-02-2012 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NordeastBrewer77 (Post 3734705)
sometimes the yeast in homebrew can cause stomach issues until your body gets used to it, i.e. new bacteria growing in your gut. if you're new to drinking yeasty beer, that may be it. but since you're in the UK and undoubtedly get some nice cask conditioned ales, your belly's quite familiar with brewers yeast. my guess would be you either caught a li'l bug or the pizza is the culprit. i know things like greasy, cheesy food mixed with a few yeasty home-brews causes my gut to act much like an active fermenter!

even so, this doesn't cause "it" to come out of both end violently for 8 hours.

stomach bug and/or food poisoning is the culprit.

jump_xiii 02-02-2012 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TyTanium (Post 3734920)
Have another beer, see if the same thing happens.

This is the only thing! I haven't had one for a few days because I've still felt pretty bad, but I know that the thought of how it came out might make the first gulp pretty hard to swallow as I don't want a repeat of Saturday night.

As for the pizza- it made me feel sick just thinking about the 2 slices sitting in the fridge and I struggled just picking it up to throw it in the trash...

jump_xiii 02-02-2012 03:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by broadbill (Post 3734944)
even so, this doesn't cause "it" to come out of both end violently for 8 hours.

stomach bug and/or food poisoning is the culprit.

Indeed! In this case "it" was not of the gaseous family of what can come out of a human body. Neither was it solid, or plasma. So that only leaves one matter state...

KrazyKajun 02-02-2012 03:36 PM

Yep, probably food poisoning...it'll likely be tough to drink the same beer again after having it come back up so violently, but I doubt that was the cause.

Good luck! :mug:


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