Does your beer make you Fart?

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  1. Jun 14, 2019 #21

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    Mine does, but not in a snowflake way, I now fart like a proper eighties kid farted. Rank, smelly and lingering. No wonder they found a term called stalkers in the 90's and had them eradicated lol
     
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    If depents on the bear and yeast IMO.

    Never trust a fart over 40 ashock1
     
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    What annoys me is that just when you drop one and you are alone, someone always comes along to share it. Grrrrr Go away it's mine!
     
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    This thread made my day, thank you posters, tears wiped away,,,

    Being veggie, it's the better par(p) of life,,,,, = Happy bio system = big farts + add active beer and you should be able to do tunes,,,,
    Hopefully without an encore, following through,,
     
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    It's the ghost farts that get me. You're like sniffing then "Who did that fekkin grievous fart!?" and there's nobody in the house and you're all puzzled where it came from. Then one day I shouted out who dropped that honker, was it you? And got told very convincingly that it was me and that I'd paused, tipped-the-hip and let her rip, then went straight on talking.

    Did I do that and not remember? Am I the fart ghost?
     
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    Yeah, I will second this one and if you feel there is gas trapped in the pipe, never, never, ever push and try to force it out as you will probably get more than you bargained for....
     
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    Des Carter down at the Saracen's Head. Used to fart like a forest donkey! Used to be able to articulate "Get 'em in" with a single parp.
     
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    Sometimes there is a dire need (Dire Rear?) to release because of uncomfortable pressure and thankfully there is a skill to be learnt, though I have never mastered it, and that is to stretch a cheek whilst sitting to enable gas to silently escape. Only the brave would attempt this, fraid it has not worked for me.
     
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    Is that the end or are you going to follow through on that?
     
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    I don't know how to answer that.
     
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    Funnily enough, I've just started reading charlie papazian's home brewers companion second edition 2002 (bought second-hand online); in a 422 page paperback, it has a 1/2 page (page 415 in my edition) on "gone with the wind - flatulence and beer"; his thesis is that cloudy. yeasty beer makes you fart and that if you have become a victim you might think of consulting a "holistic -minded physician" to "get your system back in balance". I kid you not. He's 3 years older than me and he's terrified of farts. Charlie, face it, at our age, farts are not whats going to kill you.
     
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    Gastro-intestinal disturbances are quite common and seems to be the live yeast that is the culprit. I know someone who suffers quite badly and has subsequently taken to pastuerising his bottled brews. I think this involves dunking them in hot, close to boiling water for a short time to kill off the yeast. Not sure if this has a negative impact on the beer itself though?
     
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    98% of the time when this sort of thing happens you can assume they're a malingering bellend. It's like 8 every 1000 is actually gluten wahh-wahh, 140 in every thousand think they are. I'm very much in the bellend until proven "Oh god, I'm sorry I didn't believe you!" camp. But hey, if it works it works. Say hi for me.
     
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    I'm inclined to agree. Getting a little off topic but I too have friends who have chosen to become gluten-free, just because.... it's fasionable?

    I haven't actually seen the gastro-troubled person in question as he was a customer at the homebrew stored I used to manage. I assume it worked for him. I recall he was a retired biochemist.
     
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    blimey, sorry expatbrewer for triggering this response to your very reasonable and interesting post. I'm guessing (I may be wrong!) its due to time differences i.e. anyone posting in western europe right now is in the early hours, on a beer forum (why discuss general problems online on a beer forum at 2.30 unless...) either chronically sleep-deprived or drunk (I'm having a few; a few less than drunkula, but I'm trying to catch up).
     
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    It's not beer that makes me fart, it's breathing...!!
     
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    I saw this on a tombstone....

    Wherever you be
    Let your wind go free
    For it was the wind that killeth me
    In Church or Chapel
    Let it rattle
     
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    Not seen this thread before :D

    Some of my brews do have me producing quite a bit of gas but others less so. Never really thought to monitor as to which particular brews are worst for it. Always thought it was just the yeast that caused it.
     
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    It's the yeast.
    I'm 100% sure of this. Some yeasts ferment "clean", some "fruity" and others with a "sulphur" tang. It's the sulphur that you have to watch. Hydrogen sulphide = "rotten eggs" smell = very foul farts.
    I always remember that, in my youth (well over 40 years ago) draught Bass was renowned as both the best-tasting beer, but also the one that made you fart most impressively. Very different to keg beers of the era.
    In the early years of my marriage (early 1980s) we lived in Lancaster. There were two local breweries at the time - Mitchells and Yates & Jacksons. Yates & Jacksons was by far the better-tasting beer - a lovely pint - but by god did it produce unending foul farts! I've never experienced anything like it. I quickly agreed with my new wife to switch to Mitchells pubs. Not nearly such good beer, but a much better atmosphere in the bedroom later!
    I've found this with my own brews. Some yeasts, no problem at all. Others, not a good smell! I've still never brewed anything to rival Yates & Jacksons though!!
     

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