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Re: Should we avoid bottle conditioned beer?
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2013, 06:58:35 AM »
I guess it's possible that he had way too much yeast and a combination of a carb-rich diet, poor digestion and a buildup of starch in the colon could result in the production of a decent amount of alcohol. Your colon has a lot of blood vessels so it's very easy to get wasted from alcohol in there. Google wine enema.

Still, the story seems like a stretch. If this guy was a homebrewer then he definitely should have figured this one out, especially after he turned his butthole into an airlock.
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Re: Should we avoid bottle conditioned beer?
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2013, 07:25:31 AM »
I always thought White Labs vials looked like they should be shooters. I just didn't realize the optimal chaser is a plate of pasta.
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Re: Should we avoid bottle conditioned beer?
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2013, 07:51:34 AM »
I guess it's possible that he had way too much yeast and a combination of a carb-rich diet, poor digestion and a buildup of starch in the colon could result in the production of a decent amount of alcohol. Your colon has a lot of blood vessels so it's very easy to get wasted from alcohol in there. Google wine enema.

Still, the story seems like a stretch. If this guy was a homebrewer then he definitely should have figured this one out, especially after he turned his butthole into an airlock.

Pro tip: don't google wine enema.

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Re: Should we avoid bottle conditioned beer?
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2013, 08:24:47 AM »
I guess it's possible that he had way too much yeast and a combination of a carb-rich diet, poor digestion and a buildup of starch in the colon could result in the production of a decent amount of alcohol. Your colon has a lot of blood vessels so it's very easy to get wasted from alcohol in there. Google wine enema.

Still, the story seems like a stretch. If this guy was a homebrewer then he definitely should have figured this one out, especially after he turned his butthole into an airlock.

Pro tip: don't google wine enema.

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Re: Should we avoid bottle conditioned beer?
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2013, 09:17:41 AM »
Pro tip: don't google wine enema.

Thank you.  I won't.

I'd like to think I learned my lesson on the beaver anus thread.  My search history is probably pretty disturbing for whomever is checking on it at the NSA.
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Re: Should we avoid bottle conditioned beer?
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2013, 09:32:13 AM »
I used to take brewers yeast as a vitamin B complex supplement.
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Re: Should we avoid bottle conditioned beer?
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2013, 09:46:48 AM »
Pro tip: don't google wine enema.

Thank you.  I won't.

I'd like to think I learned my lesson on the beaver anus thread.  My search history is probably pretty disturbing for whomever is checking on it at the NSA.

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Re: Should we avoid bottle conditioned beer?
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2013, 09:54:47 AM »
Pro tip: don't google wine enema.

Thank you.  I won't.

I'd like to think I learned my lesson on the beaver anus thread.  My search history is probably pretty disturbing for whomever is checking on it at the NSA.
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Re: Should we avoid bottle conditioned beer?
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2013, 10:10:17 AM »
I think if we ever had a S. cerevesia infection in the hospital I'd ask the lab if they could prop up a slant for me...
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Re: Should we avoid bottle conditioned beer?
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2013, 11:06:57 AM »
I just read the actual study after thinking the reported .3-.4 were typos. Not so. That got me thinking. Does anyone around here have a breathalyzer that he can hook up to his fermenter  and see what it reads?

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Re: Should we avoid bottle conditioned beer?
« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2013, 12:36:33 PM »
Sure. Standby...

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Re: Should we avoid bottle conditioned beer?
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2013, 12:49:51 PM »
A 5 gal fermentor of Mosaic IPA 1.070 OG been fermenting since September 7. I pulled the airlock, coincidently the same size as my one way breath sample mouth piece (hmmmm, an idea)
Anyway, I placed it on the pbt and inhaled air through it from the fermentor. Gag!!! Cough!!!
Reading was .390
There's no way in hell he blew that high without drinking unless he had a belly full of high test and belched into the pbt.
Its a bs story

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Re: Should we avoid bottle conditioned beer?
« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2013, 01:12:36 PM »
A 5 gal fermentor of Mosaic IPA 1.070 OG been fermenting since September 7. I pulled the airlock, coincidently the same size as my one way breath sample mouth piece (hmmmm, an idea)
Anyway, I placed it on the pbt and inhaled air through it from the fermentor. Gag!!! Cough!!!
Reading was .390
There's no way in hell he blew that high without drinking unless he had a belly full of high test and belched into the pbt.
Its a bs story

that's the point, he had a belly full of hightest. the air coming out of his belly was very high in volatile alcohols. many of which likely blow out of the fermenter during fermentation. but because he WAS the fermenter they were blowing out of him.

if you stop someone and ask them if they have had a drink in the last x minutes aren't you asking because while there is a significant amount of alcohol in the mouth and stomach the reading will be way way high? same thing here.

Go and chug a beer and immediately test yourself. I bet you'll blow pretty high. don't drink water in between or anything, drink and blow.
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Re: Should we avoid bottle conditioned beer?
« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2013, 01:44:55 PM »
Maybe this can settled with a real world test. 

If one of the MD's on the forum will write Jim a script for 2 months worth of a cadillac antibiotic, Jim can get a big starter of ale yeast going while he wipes out his gut biome.  Once he has just about only yeast in his digestive track he can go all starch and carbs all the time and see what he can blow a few hours after eating.   :D

Think of what we could do for science performing this experiment!   ;D

(If you didn't catch the sarcasm and intended humor in my suggestion, please reread it.)
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Re: Should we avoid bottle conditioned beer?
« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2013, 02:33:01 PM »
Caught it.
Mort is correct on how to get a false reading. That's why you do a mouth check and wait 15 minutes before the test, restarting the time if the person burps or regurgitates, observing the whole time. Than making sure they are blowing not burping.
In any event, if I had .390 venting from my stomach I'd be on my way to lala land.

Next internet story... man makes waffles in his nose.