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Old 06-29-2010, 10:37 PM   #11
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foodborne illness is extremely common. Usually you don't even know you got it because the body takes care of most of the bad stuff.

i suspect your night of drinking simply allowed an unrelated foodborne illness to get the better of you.
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:00 PM   #12
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I just wonder why you accepted when someone said, 'Hey, anyone want some infected beer?' Why did you take another sip?
Just kidding. Are you sure it was infected? Butterscotch and acidic don't necessarily mean compromised beer.
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:02 PM   #13
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Yeah, after reading these posts, I agree the drinking probably weakened my immune system and let the virus get the better of me. Thanks for all the replies, and the science behind the topic!
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:01 PM   #14
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Actually, some pathogens can survive in beer in certain conditions. Here´s some info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22004814

 
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:37 AM   #15
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Quote:
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Actually, some pathogens can survive in beer in certain conditions. Here´s some info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22004814
O ya, that looks like a legit source lol. How much more proof do you need to realize it's not possible silly

 
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:19 AM   #16
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:21 AM   #17
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I just wonder why you accepted when someone said, 'Hey, anyone want some infected beer?' Why did you take another sip?
Just kidding. Are you sure it was infected? Butterscotch and acidic don't necessarily mean compromised beer.
I usually think the half chewed pieces of corn and peanuts sitting at the bottom are an ominous finding in a beer.

 
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:25 AM   #18
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If this happened a lot from drinking "infected" beer. There would be a sticky about it trust me. I am national food safety certified. Beer is about as safe as you can get. No one used star san or iodophor in the middle ages. Doubt many got sick from bad beer or they wouldn't drink it.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:53 AM   #19
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The main reason so many poor people in london surived the black plague was because they drank beer instead of the more posh "fresh water" that was around at the times.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:08 AM   #20
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Only one way to find out...drink it again! For science!

I highly doubt that you got sick from this, assuming this was actually typical beer.

 
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