The Science of Skunky Beer (and how to prevent it)

on 17/10/14 at 9:49 am

Beer

images1With October just a few days away, beer lovers are buzzing in anticipation. But there’s bad news: Even though it’s cool and breezy out, your beer can still get skunked.

Although many think that “skunking,” or the phenomenon of beer developing a putrid taste and smell, is caused by heat, it’s actually caused by light exposure. The American Chemical Society explains the process in their latest video.

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