Originally Posted by SenorWanderer
and not just because i drank a lot of it. and not the same kind of morning after hangover headache. is there something i might be doing wrong in the brew process that's creating some sort of chemical that's causing this?
I'm just going to start at the beginning troubleshooting this:
1) Are you using secondary fementation to clear your beers?
1A) Are you drinking from the bottle/pouring the whole bottle into the glass?
First, if you are not clearing your beers, there may be a higher amount of yeast in the bottle, which leads to 1A. If you're drinking from the bottle, or pouring the whole bottle into the glass, then the high amount of yeast (after drinking a few beers) may be affecting you adversely. I've heard of this being more of an intestinal issue, but it could manifest in many different ways.
If you are doing either of the above, stop drinking from the bottle, and leave the bottom 1/4 inch or so of beer in the bottle when you pour it into a glass.
2) You could potentially be allergic to certain types of hops, yeast, malt extract, grains, specialty grains, alcohol etc.
I hate even suggesting this, but its a possibility. I have a friend who's allergic to alcohol that gets all red and sometimes gets migraines when he drinks.
I hope it's a combo of 1 and 1A