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Old 04-01-2011, 10:43 PM   #1
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so this sounds a little weird. my father is allergic to MSG (monosodium Glutamate) and had a reaction from one of my homebrews, (he narrowed it down to the only unknown product of the day). he thinks that brewers yeast has MSG as a flavor enhancer??

never heard of it. please let me know!!


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so this sounds a little weird. my father is allergic to MSG (monosodium Glutamate) and had a reaction from one of my homebrews, (he narrowed it down to the only unknown product of the day). he thinks that brewers yeast has MSG as a flavor enhancer??

never heard of it. please let me know!!
No MSG in yeast.


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He could have had a reaction to live yeast which he may never have been exposed to or is just not use to.
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he loves the homebrew but just the one kind i made gave him a reaction.
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he loves the homebrew but just the one kind i made gave him a reaction.
What kind?
Also, what has he had that he did not have a reaction to?
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There's no "flavor enhancer" in yeast, or anything we add to our beers. More than likely it is purely a reaction to the larger amount of yeast in homebrew.

Read these threads http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/bad-...igosaccharides

and here http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/so-w...igosaccharides

It'll give you an idea what's more than likely going on....But yeast has nothing like that added.
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This was cross-posted in the Brew Science forum. Some very interesting information about MSG in yeast.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f128/msg-homebrew-236811/
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he will get rashes on his legs and back when he comes in contact with MSG. it isn't a gastro-intestinal thing. and he had this reaction after having a Lefse Blond from one of the kits at NB.


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