What is VICINAL DIKETONES (VDK) aka Diacetyl ?

Vicinal diketones (VDK) comprise the compounds diacetyl and 2, 3-pentanedione, which are spontaneous breakdown products of the yeast metabolites α-acetolactate and α- acetohydroxybutyrate respectively. Since they are virtually indistinguishable by typical chemical tests, they are grouped together. Both are natural by products of fermentation, formed from minor metabolic products produced during the initial stages of yeast … Continue reading What is VICINAL DIKETONES (VDK) aka Diacetyl ?

Why in India do they serve beer like Corona with lemon or lime?

Its time now to reveal that why CORONA is served with the lemon slice Skunky beer is a well-known flavor defect, and everyone seems to have a theory as to what causes the beer to go funky. But its alternate name, "light-struck" beer, hints at the true cause. As the name suggests, the phenomenon occurs … Continue reading Why in India do they serve beer like Corona with lemon or lime?