Big Geek Day Out: Bletchley Park 18th July

Peter Corlett abuse at
Mon Jun 15 13:16:11 BST 2009

On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 12:23:31PM +0100, Joel Bernstein wrote:
> On 15 Jun 2009, at 12:14, Peter Corlett wrote:
>>  I picked up a bottle of cheap cooking shandy to sip on the train so I 
>> wouldn't get dehydrated

> Does this actually work? Ethanol is diuretic isn't it? Either directly or
> through its absorption. I find drinking beer makes me thirsty, wine more
> so, and whisky even more, which would make sense.

While ethanol is hygroscopic, you can counteract that effect by adding more
water. So, provided the average of what you're drinking is below about 3%
ABV, you're not going to suffer dehydration. (It'll also be quite hard to
get drunk.)

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