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Auto-Brewery Syndrome: Apparently, You Can Make Beer In Your Gut
09-19-2013, 06:45 PM #1
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This medical case may give a whole new meaning to the phrase "beer gut."

A 61-year-old man — with a history of home-brewing — stumbled into a Texas emergency room complaining of dizziness. Nurses ran a Breathalyzer test. And sure enough, the man's blood alcohol concentration was a whopping 0.37 percent, or almost five times the legal limit for driving in Texas.

There was just one hitch: The man said that he hadn't touched a drop of alcohol that day.

"He would get drunk out of the blue — on a Sunday morning after being at church, or really, just anytime," says Barabara Cordell, the dean of nursing at Panola College in Carthage, Texas. "His wife was so dismayed about it that she even bought a Breathalyzer."

more - http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/09...n-your-gut
09-19-2013, 06:49 PM #2
Capt Howdy Member
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That explains my symptoms... blink.gif
09-19-2013, 07:01 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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Weird but fascinating syndrome though. drinking.gif
09-19-2013, 07:21 PM #4
yankees skier
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I'd rather be able to taste it first chuckle.gif

09-19-2013, 07:25 PM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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This takes microbrewery a bit too far. chuckle.gif
The problem with that is after the reaction that causes it stops, then you end up with a mild hangover.
I bet that's not as much fun as it sounds.


09-19-2013, 07:28 PM #6
Capt Howdy Member
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I wonder if that would cause someone to have yeast farts. chuckle.gif
09-19-2013, 08:49 PM #7
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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chuckle.gif mmm mmm Smells like fresh baked bread.


09-19-2013, 10:28 PM #8
Softy Incognito Anonymous
Quit drinking beer with active yeast in it,,,

lay off the sugars,,,

that is strange,,,seems like it must have

happened before...

09-19-2013, 10:41 PM #9
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Octo and I are home brewers. Occasionally we try beer before it's completely done to see where it's at in terms of fermentation.
Nothing like this has ever happened to either of us.
It's really bizarre.


09-19-2013, 11:06 PM #10
Softy Incognito Anonymous
The PH of his stomach must be way off,,,

seems like the acid would destroy it...

09-19-2013, 11:16 PM #11
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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yup.gif Antibiotics will mess you up a good one in terms of killing all the good gut flora, leaving fungi like candida and yeasts to take over.
It can be very difficult to get rid of.




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