So, after brewing different meads for a few years now, I've noticed something different about home brewed alcohol vs. commercially purchased alcohol. Specifically, it seems to me that home brewed alcohol seems to give me--for lack of a better description--a "cleaner" buzz. It comes on slower, but when it really hits I feel intoxicated but not drunk if you can imagine the difference. That's a pretty subjective description for sure, but that's the most accurate I can think of. It's sort of like the difference between a Scotch buzz and a vodka buzz. I can take a mead that my measurements tell me is 13% abv, and compared to a commercially-produced beverage at the same abv I feel equally tipsy but more clear-headed and end up with much less of a hangover in the morning. For example, tonight I've been drinking a fantastic cyser I bottled this time last year. I've got the slight numbness on the tongue and lips you'd expect from a good home-brew, but none of the "dirty" feeling and brain-fog that comes with a bottle of anything from any store. Does anybody have any thoughts on the cause of this?