View Full Version : The morning after. "Beer Crap"
11-24-2002, 06:25 PM
After spending the weekend (friday afternoon till about 4a.m. this morning) in a college town drinking nothing but beer (hey, it was Civil War!!Go Beavers! ) I woke up this morning and had what might be not-so-politely called "Beer Shits"(very liquid form). While I drank only beer, I did eat pretty regularly and healthy. It is of course not the first time this has happened, nor will it be the last.
So now my question...
What is the medical reason for this? Is it dehydration? Lack of nutrients(though I don't believe this, as I said I ate pretty good food) Is it merely that my liver cannot process that much alchohol that fast?
What's the straight dope?
11-24-2002, 10:00 PM
I think it's the brand of beer. I've consumed tons of beer. When I drink Budweiser, the next day I can shit through a keyhole at 50 yards.
I also used to have the same problem when I was in college and drank cheap label beer. (anyone remember when QuikTrip Convenience stores had their own brand of beer? conveniently called "Quitin' Time!") We called it it 'green' beer, because the next day your shit would look green. Oh, and PEEEE YUUUUOOOOOOWWWWW would it ever stink!
I can't believe that's butter!
11-24-2002, 10:12 PM
I've had a wine and cheese party with a couple of my close buddies along with a sizable bottle of rose (Riunite). The next morning, My BM had an unprecedented stench. Coincidentally enough, one of my friends calls up 15 minutes after the flush and asks, "Say, did your s**t stink?". He went on to say that when he came out of the bathroom before he called, his mother even observed in a rather ribald fashion, "Mark! That was a Wine S**t!"
To answer the question, I'm sure it has to do with the yeast and/or fermented fruits and grains......
11-25-2002, 12:09 AM
I don't want to make it sound like I was drinking all cheap beer...
Most of what I consumed was a great micro-brew from up here, but, it seems to happen no matter what kind of beer we drink be it mass produced, "BEER", micro-, or home made.
Awaiting a response from a great mind, who maybe knows something about biology!
11-25-2002, 12:54 AM
I seem to get this from ingesting any alcohol in large quantities. Mainly rum and beer, although regardless of what I drank I always think to myself, "damn, I got the beer shits again".
Freddy the Pig
11-25-2002, 01:20 AM
Whatever you're experiencing, it isn't universal. When I drink a lot of beer, it has exactly the opposite effect--I wake up the next morning and have a BM that could crack the porcelain.
11-25-2002, 01:43 AM
WAG (no pun intended):
Alcohol, in any form, is a solvent. IIRC most of what we eat come out three days later. Large amounts of alcohol will dissolve what's backed up in the stomach and intestines, and sorta flush it out. A lot of it won't be properly digested, which explains the rather (mora than normally) pungent smell.
This theory also explain why I, and almost everybody I know, get very hungry the day after a binge and crave lots of food. Typically a garlic pizza with extra cheese.
11-25-2002, 02:08 AM
Who'd have believed that googling "beer shits" gets you 209 hits?
I, too, have found that pretty much any kind of alcohol consumed to excess will produce this effect.
11-25-2002, 04:27 AM
I'm a Guinness drinker. My greatest problem isn't the crap the morning after - it's that you have to wait five minutes before wiping...
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