hist-brewing: Hops

Richard Richard at WowMe.com
Tue Dec 7 10:37:39 PST 1999


Joel,
    I had cited quite a few reputable references.  That doesn't mean that everyone will have the problem, nor does it meant that it will effect everyone to that great a degree.  It may have had effects on you that happened gradually and over time and that you simply may not yet be aware of.  I hope not, but...

Richard

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joel Plutchak" <plutchak at ncsa.uiuc.edu>


> In hist-brewing-digest #468, Kirsty Pollock <kirsty.pollock at mpuk.com>
> wrote:
> >I'm just concerned that there is a risk of needlessly worrying
> >people with the possible other side effects (understandably, you don't
> >comment upon these in the context of yourself, and I can't do so in my
> >case, being the wrong gender).
> 
>    Well, I started becoming a beer aficionado about 20 years ago,
> and started brewing (and handling hops) about 14 years ago.  I
> am glad to report no "droop" problems (as is my wife ;-), and we
> had no problem having kids in the past 5-7 years.  There's some
> anecdotal counter-evidence for ya.
>    I realize this isn't a scientific list, but there sure seems
> to be a certain amount of shaky reasoning and distinctly unsupported
> hearsay being passed around as proven fact.


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