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Old 09-02-2009, 05:34 PM   #1
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So, if anyone has ever gotten drunk by homebrewed beverages, have you noticed that it takes longer to get drunk than by drinking commercial beverages? I get drunk slower by drinking 17% homemade wine and 17% commercial wine hits me very fast.

Why does homemade beverages make us drunk slower?

 
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:17 PM   #2
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Complex carbohydrates for beer, but I haven't noticed any difference with home-made mead or wine, other than a tendency to drink slower.
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:23 PM   #3
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If I'm drinking Homebrew I am drinking it purely for pleasure and enjoyment, savouring every slurp. If I end up getting drunk on anything else I am probably working on an agenda.

 
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:28 PM   #4
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You have been thinking?

Stop this instant! Someone could get hurt.
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:31 PM   #5
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See? If you were actually drunk. there would be none of this new fangled, hippy, thinking, business.

"When I read of the evils of drinking beer, I gave up reading"

 
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:49 AM   #6
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I wasn´t drunk when I was thinking.

So, almost everyone gets drunk once in a while. I just want to know why homemade beverages make you get drunk slower, even if you drink the same quantity and with same speed as with commercial beverages?

 
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:02 AM   #7
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I don't think I get drunk slower, but I do drink slower because my beer has more body and flavor.

IMO, there's too much junk in commercial brews so it's not really the alcohol you're feeling but adjuncts.

I do notice that when overindulging in HB that the high is cleaner and the path to sobriety is faster.
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:45 AM   #8
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I actually feel my home brews seem stronger for a given ABV compared to a commercial brew.
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:39 PM   #9
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Is it possible there is any correlation between drinking homebrew/full stomach vs. drinking commercial brew/empty stomach? The amount of food in my belly makes all the difference in the world in how fast and how much alcohol hits me.
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:51 PM   #10
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I would actually say it is more environmental that it is anything else. It is documented that where you drink can affect how drunk you get. If you drink somewhere a lot, you feel less effects... weird I know. That's probably why I can down 64oz of Rogue Hazelnut Brown at my favourite local bar and feel only a slight buzz
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