Does your beer make you Fart?

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  1. Nov 7, 2013 #1

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    Excuse the uncouth question, but its been on my mind for a while and I think the wife is getting fed up with it (me farting that is, it not being on my mind).

    Anyway, Iíve become quite fond of the festival ale kits due to the decent quality of the hop pellets and outright flavour but Iíve come to realise that maybe these Festival ales are not all entirely risk free. :hmm: So far I have made, Razorback, Golden Stag and the latest limited edition Summer glory, I also have the London Porter conditioning. Now I have noticed a trend with these that no matter how few or many pints I drink of an evening, I always end up effectively blowing off the duvet at night. During the summer I switched from the Festival Ales to try a Wilkoís Golden Ale and more recently a Bulldog Triple Tykes and both I have to say did not have the same after effects as the more favoured Festival ones (both were very tasty in their own right especially the Triple Tykes).

    Now the only summation that I can gather from this is that there is something in the Festival Kits that doesnít quite agree with me and the Mrs. One thing does spring to mind is that the Festival Kits are a very active bunch for the first few days when fermentation kicks in while my other brews are more constant. Would this have an effect?

    Any biologically minded beer friends out there can shed some light on this? Can anyone agree with me? Is it down to the type of yeast? Should I use a cork at bed time? Sometimes it gets so bad that I fart in my sleep and it wakes me up, Iím just hoping to god that there is no follow through! :sick:
     
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    Don't ask me, I fart for England with or without beer haha :whistle:
     
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    Everything makes me fart! :oops:
     
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    My finished beer doesn't but when I'm testing gravities and whatnot and drinking a little unfinished beer...

    ...you know that storm a few weeks back? Not the weather. Me! :lol
     
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    A few solutions come to mind with varying degrees of risk/success
    1. Don't drink anything for a day or so and monitor your farting. If it decreases on days you don't drink blame the beer.
    2. Vary your drinks and determine which ones have more/less of an effect on nocturnal eruptions.
    3. Try changing the yeast you use to see if that makes a difference
    4. Does eating bread, particularly white bread have the same effect? Although bread making uses different yeast strains to brewing, the yeast in bread is dead by the time you eat it due to being baked.
    5. Final one and personal favourite. Encourage your wife to drink as much as you and when she starts blowing off as much there won't be a problem. Or we'll hear about a gas explosion in your area. Ignore this advice if anyone in your house smokes.

    I do hold a biology degree and studied human physiology but beer related farting wasn't covered on the syllabus. A big oversight I think. I think piddledribble is right though. If you are drinking beer that contains even small amounts of active yeast it can cause some gastric discomfort. Possibly secondary fermentation may still be active, particularly if you are drinking beers relatively young or before they are fully conditioned. Yes I'm sure we've all done that.

    If this doesn't solve it I can try to get hold of my old physiology professor for a more detailed investigation or get a decent divorce lawyer.
     
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    get a dog....problem solved.
     
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    I blame the yeast myself and think different strains have different effects. Fuller's beers used to give me really bad guts when I lived in London, now that I don't drink them I don't suffer as much. Which is not to say I/my wife don't suffer at all... why do you think my Avatar is Terrance from South Park? The OP could be on to something - maybe Festival kits come with a yeast that he's sensitive to, and using a different yeast could avoid the problem
     
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    Gassy beers do it for me. You could run half the national grid off what I produce. Garlic chicken with stuffing balls is a rare treat for anyone around me the next day.

    I have a friend who is intolerant to certain chilli peppers. He does a great impression of Usain Bolt if he eats the wrong ones.
     
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    I find I'm ok with the HB but if I drink Sheperd & Neame Bishops finger I'm letting rip all night,perhaps they should call it pull my finger :grin:
     
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    Doesn't matter if I drink or not I fart.

    However brewing my own beer has made me an old Fart. :lol: :lol:
     
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    My wife reckons that water makes me fart.
    Unfortunately it's a cardinal sin to rattle one out at the workplace here in the fatherland - which is something I must remember when listening to R6music with the earphones in!
     
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    Use a "blow off" tube! :lol:

    Has anyone said that one yet? :tongue:
     
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    Not the same thing but I had some home brew and then was invited next door to eat and sample some new wine, a Barbera + Lambrusco mix. Very high sugar content. It did leave me with a slightly tipsy feeling foe about a day and a half.
     
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    I dont need beer - SWMBO is worse than me...her mother told me and it's true, but she has been on a lactose free diet and no more squeaks from her corner of the room!

    I made a batch of Elderflower wine a few years back using champ's yeast...it was definately gassy, well too gassy for my constitution, so i gave some to the in laws and they enjoyed the wine :rofl: ! A few of my house mates took some too LOL :mrgreen:
     
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    Look up malto dextrin. I read it can give people the nine-bob-bits. It is sometimes added for extra body but does not ferment well. Then it reaches the lower gut where the bacteria feast on it, creating lots of co2.

    If it is a particular type of beer that us doing it it may be particular additives the manufacturer uses.

    Good luck
     
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    Eight pints of Coopers Stout = Missus getting up in the middle of the night and going to the spare bedroom to get away from me.
    The dog, who usually tries to casually creep onto the bottom of the bed, is currently hiding in the kitchen.
    I actually woke myself up farting, now that's an experience.
     
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    It's when your 40 meters down in the agean sea diving and you let rip a fart . Watching the fart bubble rise to the surface expanding on the way up .
    My excuse is I am decompressing. Need to do it to stop the bends
     
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    s**t n Scream, Pull My Finger!

    The local paper was the Kent Messenger fondly AKA The **** Massager
     
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    I remember being told that kangaroos and ants are unable to fart. If you have an ant problem, mix some honey and yeast and put some in the ants path, they will eat it and it will start to ferment inside the ant, eventually causing it to splode. Never tried it on kangaroos though.
     
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    Beer doesn't make me fart. I fart because I want to.
     

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