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Re: beer gas
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2011, 05:22:55 PM »
Not sure if it could be something this simple, but I remember reading from Palmer's book, he mentions just taking care to not disturb the yeast layer on the bottom when pouring and gives a story about a guy pouring him a homebrew and sloshing around the bottle to get it all out (yeast). I always try to pour my home brews carefully out of my bottles and try to leave a little bit of beer on the bottom to not disturb the yeast layer and don't usually have an issue, ya know, besides the usual. Not sure if this is the issue, but just a suggestion.
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Re: beer gas
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2011, 05:24:51 PM »
oops, disregard previous post, I didn't see that you wrote that all of your beers were kegged. Like I said, I knew it wasn't that simple. BUT if you did bottle, I'm sure what I said may have been relevant haha
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Re: beer gas
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2011, 08:03:49 AM »
Am I the only one who has this problem?..................I would think this is a universal problem or I am doing something wrong.........
I do think it is the yeast because filtering does help............I am surprised no one else has this problem.
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Re: beer gas
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2011, 09:30:24 AM »
Am I the only one who has this problem?..................I would think this is a universal problem or I am doing something wrong.........
I do think it is the yeast because filtering does help............I am surprised no one else has this problem.

Could be that everyone here is in PRIME drinking shape... :D
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Re: beer gas
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2011, 09:33:55 AM »
Am I the only one who has this problem?..................I would think this is a universal problem or I am doing something wrong.........
I do think it is the yeast because filtering does help............I am surprised no one else has this problem.

I used to have this problem to a distressing extent.  But it seemed to vanish and I don't know why.
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Re: beer gas
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2011, 10:11:21 AM »
Eat a cup of yogurt a day.  It will help out the "good" bacteria in your digestive track.

I make these two beers (IPA and Black Ale) with a huge amount of Cascade hops.  They give me rank beer farts.  But I'm not going to stop drinking two of my favorite recipes because I can clear a room with my rump.
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Re: beer gas
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2011, 11:30:18 AM »
I do think it is the yeast because filtering does help
I doubt it's the yeast alone, if that were the case then running it through the 1 micron filter would eliminate the problem completely, not just help.  More likely you are filtering out a portion of something else that is causing the problem.
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Re: beer gas
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2011, 12:05:29 PM »
Eat a cup of yogurt a day.  It will help out the "good" bacteria in your digestive track.

I make these two beers (IPA and Black Ale) with a huge amount of Cascade hops.  They give me rank beer farts.  But I'm not going to stop drinking two of my favorite recipes because I can clear a room with my rump.

The 'good' bateria are part of the 'problem' it is the bugs in your intestines that are munching on sugars that your body can do nothing with causing the gas. I suspect I don't notice the problem cause as a vegetarian I have so much gas anyway who's gonna know the difference. I am not a chemist so I don't know how big various sugars are but I assume they are less than 1 micron. perhaps it is an unconverted starch issue.
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Re: beer gas
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2011, 08:31:20 PM »
I too experience this, and after a night on a Belgian bender.....whoa!  I know that the yeast is working overtime with the bacteria in my intenstines....I can almost feel it.  I figure it is just industrial strength digestion.

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Re: beer gas
« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2011, 12:39:03 AM »
This last batch of beer finished at 1.010. Thats a little sweet, maybe fermentation picks up after it hits my intestine.
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Re: beer gas
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2011, 07:02:41 AM »
This thread is a gas!
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Re: beer gas
« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2011, 10:01:09 AM »
This last batch of beer finished at 1.010. Thats a little sweet, maybe fermentation picks up after it hits my intestine.

What kind of beer, Jim?  1.010 doesn't seem like that high of a FG.
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Re: beer gas
« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2011, 10:40:53 PM »
Off / on topic.....I believe I've said it here before, hoppy beers make me belch like sometihng ungodly. I mean a deep belch from the tips of my toes. It's unreal. Only hoppy beer have such an extreme effect on me.
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Re: beer gas
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2011, 01:52:02 AM »
My first guess would also be the yeast.Other than that, it could be your carbonation levels. Or, maybe your beer is so good or so bad that people are drinking it really fast and swallowing large volumes of air while drinking.

I have noticed it worse with some beers, but really, everything makes me fart. My doctor said I'm probably swallowing too much air when I eat and drink.

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Re: beer gas
« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2011, 02:23:13 AM »
My first guess would also be the yeast.Other than that, it could be your carbonation levels. Or, maybe your beer is so good or so bad that people are drinking it really fast and swallowing large volumes of air while drinking.

I have noticed it worse with some beers, but really, everything makes me fart. My doctor said I'm probably swallowing too much air when I eat and drink.

Well here's one of the questions I asked myself: how carbonated is this stuff? I belch but the gas can go the other way too. If one is swilling it down this gassy sh!t can happen. Maybe the beer is so good that it's getting drunk up fast...
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