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Old 10-19-2008, 01:39 PM   #1
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just brewed my first batch it a blueberry wheat. just tryed it a week ago tastes good but 2 bottles pounding head ache. had some freind over last night. had a couple bottles and got a nother pounding head ache. could i have done something wrong in the brew process for this to happen?
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:43 PM   #2
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What was the fermentation temperature? If it was really high (80 or so), you could have gotten some fusel alcohols, which would explain the headache.



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Old 10-19-2008, 01:45 PM   #3
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temp on the carboy was between 70 and 72 and let it fement for a week

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Old 10-19-2008, 05:23 PM   #4
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did your homey get a headache as well?

Perhaps there is something in the blueberry brew that bothers you. Try a different beer recipe and see if you get similar headaches.

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Old 10-19-2008, 05:25 PM   #5
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Drink some caffein. It constricts blood vessels in the brain and makes the headaches go away.

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Old 10-19-2008, 05:49 PM   #6
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i really dont know what does it ,, i made some applewine
and brewed it really cold, mid 40s and it splits my head every time when twice that in whiskey would not

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Old 10-19-2008, 06:00 PM   #7
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just brewed my first batch it a blueberry wheat. just tryed it a week ago tastes good but 2 bottles pounding head ache. had some freind over last night. had a couple bottles and got a nother pounding head ache. could i have done something wrong in the brew process for this to happen?
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Maybe it's the wheat? I know that wheat beers in general give me a headache. I have no problem with other wheat products, but wheat beers always get me.
I stick to barleymalt
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:41 PM   #8
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ive drank all type of fruit beers and all kinds of wheat beers so far this is the only one to give me the head aches. wines do the same thing to me thats why i am trying to figure out if its in the way that i brewed it

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Old 10-24-2008, 12:15 AM   #9
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What was the ABV of the beer you brewed...most people don't realize that often their homebrew is more potent than the commercial beers they drink...

For example if you live in an area that has limits on the ABV of the commercial beer, like no higher than 4.5% and yours are 6, 7, 8, or more % Alcohol by volume and you drink several that could account for it....or occasionally we get people here that used to only drink light lager bmc's with a relatively low ABV and slam them down like water, find themselves in a totally different situation trying to pound back homebrews....

Other posibilites are gluten allergies, Yeast allergies, even rare but evidently in existance are hop allergies..

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Fusel alcohol, maybe?

Did you have a really fast primary fermentation?



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