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Old 11-06-2013, 05:04 PM   #1
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Default Why does Homebrew seem to get me so buzzed? :)

So I have noticed that since I have been popping some tops on the first brew I made that it seems I catch a mighty wicked buzz mighty quick as compared to popping tops on anything I've consumed commercially. Now, don't think I'm complaining because I am not but I just wanted to see if this was noticed by anyone else who had the same experience at the start of homebrewing. And for what it's worth the ABV on my first brew came in at ~5.2% when calced by specific gravity. So my questions would be:

  • Is there something about the type of alcohol produced?
  • Is it just because I enjoy the fact I brewed and it adds to the experience?
  • Am I just crazy?



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Old 11-06-2013, 05:20 PM   #2
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You might be drinking more often to analyze the flavor?


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Old 11-06-2013, 05:25 PM   #3
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You might be drinking more often to analyze the flavor?
Nah...

Over the span of 4 hrs last night I had 5 and woke up on the couch I fell asleep on last night.

I can't remember 5 beers ever doing that to me.
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:28 PM   #4
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Don't forget that if you're priming with sugar, your ABV is going up ~0.25% as well...
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Did you also happen to have a crushing hangover? You probably found our nemesis Fusel alcohol.
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You need more practice. I recommend more practice!
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Did you also happen to have a crushing hangover? You probably found our nemesis Fusel alcohol.
No, in fact I was clear as a bell. I had read on here about fusels and hangovers but I know I fermented on the cool side in a swamp cooler and it never went above 68 so I doubt that's it. Like I said I'm not complaining but it sure hit me pretty good.
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Some people will claim there is something called hop euphoria. now lots of people know the relationship that marijuana and hops have because they are basically sister plants. Some people say that when drinking home brew with the freshness of the amount of hops you use that you may be experiencing some type of hop high mixed in with your usual alcohol buzz....

how much of that you want to believe is up to you. I don't believe it at all but it makes a good story.

*there is no THC in hops (the psychoactive chemical in pot) as well as THC is actually a fat soluble therefore it could not be dissolved within beer.
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You're not alone on this. I've noticed the same thing sometimes when consuming rather modest amounts of mid-ABV home brews. Strange.
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You're not alone on this. I've noticed the same thing sometimes when consuming rather modest amounts of mid-ABV home brews. Strange.
So it's not just me. That's what I need to know.


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