Maybe it's fossile Oils spelled by a dislexic;-):-)
Nah actually it is a by product of alchohol fermentation. It is toxic and can make you feel bad, But it is not what causes a hangover.
I used to ferment wine as a hobbiest and was taught by one of the best wine makers here in Marlborough. I am very much an amature though.
The main cause of a hangover is the production of Ethanol. It is produced in two ways. A byproduct of fermentation and a byproduct of the breaking down of Acetaldehyde in the liver. Ethanol is the major contributing toxic chemical that creates what we call a hangover. Controll of this chemical is what sets aside the more expensive alchohols from cheap
nasty ones. Mybe you have noticed that the cheap
ones can often give you a worse hangover.
The key ingrediant to controlling Ethanol is the yeast. There are good yeast and bad yeasts. It is essential to stearilise the base product you are fermenting and kill all natural yeasts. Yeast is common of any growing thing by the way. Right through the process, keeping the base product stearile is essential. Yeast is also airborn. The fermentation is then carried out by the adding of the desired yeast. These special brewing yeasts are designed to produce as little ethanol as possible.
For hard liquors that go on to the distilling stage, careful controll and processes remove even more Ethanol. Ethanol is a form of Alchohol by the way and each Alchohol has a different boiling temp. So careful control of the distilling process can remove harmful chemicles and produce the ones that we want. This is time consuming and exacting. So hence the more expensive the Alchohol.
is usually removed by an aging process done in Oak barrels.
Now on a different note. I just don't like Rum
. Paula from Seafox gave me a Rum&Coke once. It reminded me of weedspray. Yeah I know, that's blasmphamy to most of you. I'm just a girls blouse.
But I do like Liquers.(if I spelt that right)