They say that letting meat marinade in pilsner can help reduce the formation of potentially harmful cancer-causing substances in grilled meats.
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are substances that can form when meats are cooked at very high temperatures, like on a backyard grill.
The researchers grilled samples of pork marinated for four hours in Pilsner beer, non-alcoholic Pilsner beer or a black beer ale, to well-done on a charcoal grill.
Black beer had the strongest effect, reducing the levels of eight major PAHs by more than half compared with unmarinated pork.
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