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Baker's Yeast Inhibits Drunkenness? per Jim Koch

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I DID do a CH search, figuring this must have been discussed ad infinitum, but i found nothing. Have youall read this article by the (I'm told; i had no idea who he was) well respected beer expert Jim Koch?
Has the technique worked for you? I know this invites all kinds of guffaws and sarcasm, but I am actually hoping for serious responses.

Why? A friend is going to have a gastric bypass later this year; he will be left with an egg sized 'pouch' and even a small amount of alcohol would have major effects because of the rerouting of internals and the alcohol getting absorbed so differently. When I saw this article, I wondered if it might be a way for him to still enjoy a small drink every now and then..... But if it's a falsehood, i don't want to tell him about it and get his hopes up. Thx v much for your help.

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  1. I did read the article when it came out and found it very interesting. I have not tried it however.

        1. re: sal_acid

          I don't think it's BS...I'd heard of this before, and remember reading _quite_ a few years ago (ie., more than 30) that there was research done on the concept and the claim was actually credible.

          Never tried it though. Best cure for hangover is to not overindulge, thereby avoiding hangover altogether.

            1. re: Jim Dorsch

              what a terrific article! and even though i am rather chemistry challenged, i think i understood the gist of it. thx so much for linking it, jim. i referenced you and the link on the General Topics thread on the same topic.