It's every beer drinker's dream - or nightmare
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I think this happens more often than people realise ...judging by other occasional tales I have heard re recovering alkies who swear blind they are 'dry' but have showed up on home brethalyzers. The legend is that the body wants alcohol so bad it makes a little of its own in withdawal. Seems implausible, plus who would believe an addict?
Makes you wonder dunnit?
I was surprised to find that everyone produces alcohol in their stomachs even if its a tiny amount.
Unfortunately for alcoholics, lying is a common symptom and alcoholics usually have hidden stashes all over the place. That's why rehab (actually getting away from all sources of alcohol) is necessary frequently.
I think in the process of drying out, internal alcohol production temporarily increases because of yeast in the gut that blooms as the alcohol is removed from the system
Here's the paper:
Cordell,B., and McCarthy, J. (2013) "A Case Study of Gut Fermentation Syndrome (Auto-Brewery) with Saccharomyces cerevisiae as the Causative Organism" International Journal of Clinical Medicine, 4, 309-312
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