hist-brewing: Different Alcohols
srichens at sprint.ca
Sun Jan 6 19:59:55 PST 2002
Don't forget the mass-transfer difference caused by alcoholic strength. The
higher the concentration of alcohol in the drink, the faster it goes into
the blood stream.
This has two effects:
- a higher peak concentration in blood
- less time to habituate and adjust behaviour.
There is also a secondary behavioral factor. If you downed three shots of
liquor you would expect a strong rush and take the precaution of finding a
nice stable position before it hit your brain. If you drank beer, you
wouldn't. A 10% alcohol beer is not only carbonated (as discussed) but your
brain is thinking "beer!". A couple of those will have you hopping off your
barstool faster than your legs get around to walking.
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