I rang in the New Year with a six-pack of something a little adventurous - Tsingtao beer from China. It's not the best tasting beer in the world, but it's not the worst. It definitely tastes like beer. I felt like it was probably a bad idea, but I couldn't resist the novelty.
So I talked to a few online buddies about it and found out there's a rumor going around that there is formaldehyde in Chinese beer. Or formaldehyde in all beer. I can't tell. There doesn't seem to be anything difinitive. Some pages site an article from People's Daily Online saying that "Chinese brewery giant Tsingtao has confirmed the safety of its product, saying the per-liter formaldehyde content of its product is much lower than the standard set by the World Heath Organization."
Doesn't that make you feel safe? The people making the beverage I'm drinking say that it's safe. Must be true.
Getting to the point, then...
Part of the problem seems to be a lack of available data. So I was wondering if there is some cheap (cheaper than [this](http://www.amazon.com/Home-Air-Check-Qu ... ehyde+test
)) way of testing for formaldehyde.
TL;DR: Trying to figure out a cheap way of testing for the presence of/amount of formaldehyde in beer. Any ideas?