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Old 01-22-2009, 02:17 PM   #1
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Why do some purchased beers give me a hangover?

Anyone able to answer this.

 
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:19 PM   #2
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You forgot to pitch the yeast. This is also why it tastes very sweet and doesn't get you drunk!
Where as the commercial brewers always use yeast.
Are you paying attention ABV?
Do you notice a particular style giving you hangovers more so than others?
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:35 PM   #3
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If you've invented hangover-free beer, you might want to find some investors very quickly

 
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:39 PM   #4
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Because there's a heck of a lot of vitamin B (I think B 12?) in the yeast you are drinking, and vitamin b is one of the best things for curing/preventing hangovers...plus there are not a lot of adjuncts in your homebrew like mass quantities of cheap ingredients like corn and rice, which help to cause hangovers to begin with.

And since your beer more than likely is fuller bodied that the commercial beer you usually pound back, you actually may be consuming less beer than normal....

It's still possible to get seriously f- upped on homebrew, but usually the after effects are less nasty the next morning than with commercial beer.
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:40 PM   #5
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I think it has something do with homebrew being "live" and most commercials being filtered. Yeast has a lot of B vitamins that you don't get after filtration. Apparently B's are used in metabolizing alcohol.

Also, homebrew contains more satisfactrons per serving, so you don't have to drink as much as you would a commercial beer to get to your satisfactron saturation.
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:43 PM   #6
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I can get hungover from homebrew; just takes a good bit more.

Obviously hydration is independent of homebrew/commercially produced and is a function of how much alcohol you consume. But as Revvy indicated, the yeast is reported to have something to do with it. Another reason not to filter homebrew. [ducking!]

To further the point, the next time you're at the convenience store, grab a pack of the hangover remedies and look at the contents. As either the primary or major ingredient you'll find "brewer's yeast".

 
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Here's this cool thing from a Belgian Beer site with info on yeasties...

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Old 01-22-2009, 03:00 PM   #8
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Interesting stuff about the B vitamins and brewers yeast, but I've never had any trouble getting a hangover from homebrew.......maybe I'm just getting old.

 
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Old 01-22-2009, 03:10 PM   #9
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NAAAA all these answers are Hogg Wash!!!

The real reason:

You have "HOME BREW"... that means you Drink when ever you dang well want, and if the buzz is wearing off you just pop another off the Keg or out of the fridge and into the glass.. There now ..... Hangover Cured~!!!!

 
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Old 01-22-2009, 03:13 PM   #10
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Someone's starting early.

 
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