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(Cosmiverse)   Chemists Determine What Causes 'Skunky Beer'   ( divider line
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1820 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 Oct 2001 at 7:37 PM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-10-19 07:44:44 PM  
Leaving it in the trunk past April.
2001-10-19 07:51:10 PM  
I wonder if you can ferment skunk spray and if it's good?
2001-10-19 07:51:16 PM  
Budweiser is skunk beer.
2001-10-19 07:58:12 PM  
Well we can't cure cancer, but we know why beer goes bad.
2001-10-19 08:00:56 PM  
Close enough... Beer helps stop cancer (well, sorta... There was a Japanese study done to that effect), so if we can keep the skunk out of beer, maybe more will be drank...

MMmm... Beer... Percraps I'll have me some tonight.
2001-10-19 08:02:20 PM  
I thought beer got skunky when one upset the beer gods?
2001-10-19 08:04:57 PM  
You know, like when someone wastes beer. Getting drunk and clumsy and spilling or passing out and not finishing a beer...pisses the beer gods off.
2001-10-19 08:05:32 PM  
Ummm anyone else think this should have been a [image from too old to be available]? (actually that tag should be used for true heros)

Anyways, I know light is one way to skunk a beer, but I thought cooling, warming and cooling again could also skunk a perfectly good beer. Am I wrong or are these guys celebrating solving half a problem. "Well we figured out how to make half a wheel, another round of funding and we can complete the other half"
2001-10-19 08:05:57 PM  
ummm should have been a [image from too old to be available]
2001-10-19 08:06:08 PM  
awww fark it.
2001-10-19 08:12:44 PM  
Seems like all the beer I drink ends up smelling like urine...
2001-10-19 08:21:37 PM  
Are you checking the box that says HTML Enabled?
2001-10-19 08:22:04 PM  
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2001-10-19 08:22:32 PM  
2001-10-19 08:51:46 PM  
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2001-10-19 08:52:52 PM  
The server's html feature seems to be intermittent tonight. Sometimes a comment's html works, sometimes it doesn't.
2001-10-19 08:56:22 PM  
That was intersting. But I always treied to drink everything quick enough that it didn't skunk out.

But don't belive that about brown and green bottle not getting skunked. Only ceramics (almost exclusivy Belgian brews) and cans stops it ;-)
2001-10-19 09:11:25 PM  
Ah, yes, UNC "scientists" studying beer. How is this new?
2001-10-19 09:11:33 PM  
I bet it was that Anna K. thread that farked the site up for a bit. I've seen other sites crash when boards go crazy like that.
2001-10-19 09:19:52 PM  
Gosh, I always thought it was the TROLLs that farked up all the beer....
2001-10-19 09:31:20 PM  
cans?? i've had plenty of skunk beer in cans.. what's up with that?? Must be the hot/cold thing....
2001-10-19 09:42:07 PM  
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2001-10-19 09:45:23 PM  
Where's a skunk... gotta find some road kill and wring its juice into a cup....
2001-10-19 09:46:58 PM  
How about a study on skanky biatches now?
2001-10-19 10:16:26 PM  
I'm willing to (boldly) state that I've drank more beer than just about anyone out there, and I've never had a skunky beer before. I'm really starting to think that this 'skunky' beer thing is an urban legend.
2001-10-19 10:29:54 PM  
wow, what an awesome experiment. they used "time-resolved electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy" or what i call "treprs" and basically shot lasers into the beer. i always thought skunked beer came from chilling it, letting it get warm, and chilling it again. it is interesting that hops degenerates in light; hops is genetically similar to cannabis, another plant with psychoactive compounds (thc, etc.) that degenerate in light. they article also states that the skunked flavor is caused by free radicals, which are pretty bad for you. beer, however, is very good for you--provided it's not skunked!
2001-10-19 10:34:32 PM  
Never had a "skunky thiol".

Never owned a beer long enough for that to happen...
2001-10-19 10:46:59 PM  
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2001-10-19 10:48:49 PM  
I got used to Heineken smelling and tasting skunky. I didn't mind it at all. It was still tasty. I got to kind of like it like that. Heineken and Molson are the two most frequently skunky beers I've noticed. At least in these parts.
2001-10-19 10:56:49 PM  
2001-10-19 11:28:37 PM  

Skankiness in women results from bad diet and lack of exercise.

Athletic, vegan women are finger lickin' good;P
2001-10-19 11:42:55 PM  
Ah, so that's what makes beer skanky.
Well, it COULD still be something else making your beer taste like ass...
2001-10-19 11:44:08 PM  
Hooray, href tags work again.

Yes, there IS text under that lovely photo, which is the real story. You may have to highlight it to make it visible...
2001-10-20 01:40:49 AM  
(Kevin Meeney)

OH! That's not right!

(/Kevin Meeney)
2001-10-20 03:44:45 AM  
Corona beer also is sold in clear bottles, but the manufacturers do not used a modified hop product, said Forbes. Instead, they usually keep their bottles boxed to keep out the light and encourage drinkers to add a slice of lime to improve the odor. "Corona is marketed extremely cleverly," the chemist said.

Marketed cleverly, yes, but experience teaches otherwise. Drink Fin du Monde! It's tasty... and the label shows that Armageddon begins in Quebec!
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