Pineapple flavor

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ExperimentalBrewer

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I am drinking a cider right now that taste like pineapple. There is no pineapple in it :)

There is a bit of a story to this cider.

It started like all my ciders:

pasteurized apple juice + AJC + nottingham + 3 weeks in the fermenter.

After 3weeks, I bottled it like clock work. Then 2 weeks in the bottle. I uncorked one and it smelled and tasted like baby diapers.

I turned some of it into apple jack which retained some of the baby diaper character. So with the rest of it; I poured it back in to a fermenter added some sugar to get it going again. I left it another 3 weeks.

Bottled, 2 weeks (maybe more). I tasked it tonight and I like it. The interesting thing is that it tastes like pineapple. My wife tasted it and said the same thing.

So I wonder, where did the pineapple esters come from?
 
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Interesting.... I don't know a lot about Brett, but maybe you are right.

I wish I could reproduce this one..... it is nice.
 

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sometimes I take a basic cider and add 1/4 cup (per 1/2 gal) of frozen pineapple concentrate while it is in the fridge. It gives it a really nice citrus/pineapple twang.
 
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