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Old 01-20-2009, 02:27 AM   #1
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I drank 3 ruinations the other night and woke up with a horrible throat ache....no true symptoms of a cold have emerged yet...could this be due to the enormous hop content or is it just a coincidence?


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Old 01-20-2009, 02:34 AM   #2
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You're just not condition for such a fine brew just yet. It shall pass. lol

How dare you blame the brew. haha


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Old 01-20-2009, 02:56 AM   #3
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Throat ache, no. Heart ache? Only when you don't have any.
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:12 AM   #4
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If you drank them & went to sleep shortly thereafter, you may have experienced gastric reflux. Alcohol can cause the upper stomach sphincter to relax, allowing acid to enter the throat.
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:13 AM   #5
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You're just not condition for such a fine brew just yet. It shall pass. lol

How dare you blame the brew. haha
Well, i know smoking cigars can hurt your throat...so i figured there was a chance
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:42 PM   #6
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I used to have this happen with beers that were heavily dry hopped, which I love. My throat has grown to deal with it and I dont get the sore throat symptoms anymore.
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:45 PM   #7
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Really?

I drink all manner of hoppy beers and never experience that.
I do, however have a throat/stomach of steel.
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:47 PM   #8
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I would have imagined that hops would cure a bad throat rather than cause one.

 
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:51 PM   #9
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Mmmm hops. I'm guessing the gastric reflux myself but could be that the amount of hops bothered you. I have a cast iron stomach(so my wife says) so I havn't had any issues. The only thing is that since it is cast iron I need to keep it seasoned with plenty of bacon and greasy things so it doesn't rust.
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:52 PM   #10
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I can vouch for what David said about reflux. I cannot go to sleep after eating Mexican food and really hoppy beers. I seem to get reflux, and if you're not careful to remedy b4 going to bed, it will irritate your throat.


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