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Brewers Yeast Candy

Get drunk without drinking!
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In theory, if one gorges on sugar and yeast one can become drunk. A candy can be produced that is loaded with dry brewers yeast. Once the yeast have been introduced to the warmth and dampness of the human digestive tract they will begin their metabolic processes. Some amount of calcium carbonate antacid may be included to allow more yeast to survive the stomach.
rcarty, May 25 2012

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A good starting point, perhaps. [tatterdemalion, May 30 2012]

Wikipedia: Brown Rice Syrup http://en.wikipedia...ki/Brown_rice_syrup
Maltose [rcarty, May 31 2012]


       You'll have people queuing up to drink piss with you.
UnaBubba, May 25 2012

       You can drink straight from the tap.
rcarty, May 25 2012

       Umm... gee, thanks...
UnaBubba, May 25 2012

       No, thank you.   

       For that bun, I presume it's yours. We're talking about yeast piss right? It's your context you decide.
rcarty, May 25 2012

       Honey is bee vomit.   

       If you did this and it worked and didn't kill you with alcohol poisoning then you'd probably end up producing some kind of overproof urine.
UnaBubba, May 25 2012

       There is a fuel shortage. Not to mention overpopulation.
rcarty, May 25 2012

       Could be a solution. Try it on your southern neighbours.
UnaBubba, May 25 2012

       I'd have to do some market research to find out if they like candy and booze.
rcarty, May 25 2012

       I could be wrong, but wouldn't the relatively hostile environment in your stomach be apt to kill the vast majority, if not all of the yeast before they could metabolize the sugar, regardless of antacid? I brew beer occasionally, and sterilizing everything is very important, mostly because the yeast is so sensitive.

The yeast would also be producing CO2 in your gut. Could make for some hilarious sustained burping...
Phaideaux, May 25 2012

       Hello new person [Phaideaux]!
xandram, May 25 2012

       Took the words outta my mouth, xandry.
blissmiss, May 25 2012

       Yeast may not be necessary; other organisms produce alcohol as their waste product (in wine, for example). Many years ago, before the Internet, I read about a medical case where some poor/lucky (depending on perspective) fellow was getting drunk every time he ate something starchy. He basically embodied this Idea. Except I don't know which particular microorganism was involved; it might not have been yeast.
Vernon, May 26 2012

       yeast is pretty much the prime suspect for any efficient production of ethanol.
WcW, May 26 2012

       yeast is pretty much the prime suspect for any efficient production of ethanol.
WcW, May 26 2012

       You can say that again.
Alterother, May 26 2012

       I'm seeing double already.
AusCan531, May 26 2012

       I've accidentally swallowed a little petrol in my time. Syphoning from a drum, to refuel vehicles in remote areas... you get some really nasty petrol burps for the next 12 hours or so.
UnaBubba, May 28 2012

       This might be disgusting for you, but I've heard that in Soviet Union, the Moscow taxi drivers used to use clysters filled with ethanol water solution, injecting ethanol directly into rectum. Reportedly, this used to perplex their militia (soviet police)... Pretty straightforward, huh?
Inyuki, May 28 2012

       I was basing the idea on "gorging" on the candy, not a teaspoon. That's stuffed with the candy from gullet to toilet.
rcarty, May 28 2012

       An interesting idea, certainlt y. [+].   

       The real question that remains, of course, is whether the burps would trip the breathalyser machines the police use?
Carmi, May 28 2012

       I think the question is more of whether the burps would trip the breathalyzer before they'd even pulled you over. Chomping down a handful of these would turn anyone into a self-mobile microbrewery. Off-gassing would be inevitable and impressive even upwind.
Alterother, May 28 2012

       The high pH in the stomach would be rough on the poor yeast. Enteric coated capsules would get the yeast thru to more hospitable climes as regard pH but I think the body would have sucked up most simple sugars. One would need to suppress stomach acid for this to work, I think.
bungston, May 30 2012

       If something like this could be produced it could be beneficial for severe alcoholics who become malnurished drinking - these nutritious candies would get tham drunk and feed them.
rcarty, May 31 2012


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