Methane Emissions from Munich Oktoberfest Greater Than Boston

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,997) Aug 23, 1996 California
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  2. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,520) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    I don't know about those findings in Munich. With all of the Boston baked beans that are likely consumed in Boston, there has to be a fair amount of gas released, and probably year-round. :grin:
     
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  3. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,102) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    I’ve lived here all my life and I’m not sure I’ve ever had Boston baked beans.
     
  4. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Poo-Bah (1,815) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    Sounds like a headline from The Onion.
     
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  5. rgordon

    rgordon Savant (983) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Malty beer farts Batman! Several tents floated to Belgium, but the locals spoke only French and were completely spooked by the stinky German aviators. No one would get near them.
     
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  6. Alefflicted

    Alefflicted Initiate (85) Dec 2, 2017 Minnesota

    Ridiculous!
     
  7. jkrich

    jkrich Meyvn (1,215) Nov 1, 2001 Florida
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    How exactly did they measure all of that methane?!?
     
  8. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Defender (605) Mar 28, 2009 California

    It’s all the cooked cabbage!!
     
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  9. EmperorBatman

    EmperorBatman Initiate (76) Mar 16, 2018 District of Columbia

    I always suspected German beer made you gassy, but I still don't quite know why. Ingredients? Brewing methods that trap or produce a lot of gas? Their beer is less carbonated than in the States, too.
     
  10. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,520) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    I think the beer's carbonation produces gas going upward, but the yeast produces the gas going downward. And it seems to me like hefe yeast is worse than other yeasts.
     
  11. EmperorBatman

    EmperorBatman Initiate (76) Mar 16, 2018 District of Columbia

    I know there is a connection with Hefe yeast and processes in the digestive system, but I find that even lager has the same issue going on. It might also just be the food that goes with the beer, though.
     
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  12. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,520) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    Lactose in beer also produces gas down below. Many people are lactose-intolerant with that as a side effect.