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Offline steveonstone

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Pineapple
« on: March 23, 2010, 03:01:24 PM »
Has anyone used pineapple in their beer recepie? I was wondering if the reason that I have not seen any recepies with pineapple is because of the presence of the protein digesting enzyme bromelain within it... anyone know if that is potentially a problem?

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Re: Pineapple
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2010, 03:06:58 PM »
I don't know about that, but another concern might be lowering the pH too much.  FWIW, I've gotten kinda mild pineapple esters from WY1084!
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Re: Pineapple
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2010, 03:23:20 PM »
I know that Oskar Blues will sometimes do a Pineapple Pilsner on Firkin Fridays, but I always assumed that was a kind of dry hopped with pineapple beer.  I'll have to ask them what they do next time I'm in there....

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Re: Pineapple
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2010, 08:37:31 PM »
Bromelain is the least of a brewer's worries using pineapple. The sheer acidity & fermentability can quickly leave a beer thin & seemingly unbalanced. I've made a couple of attempts, but now reserve pinas for the mead & winemaking side of my operation.  ;)  
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Re: Pineapple
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2010, 10:20:45 PM »
I made a pineapple cream ale.  I added the pineapple (1 whole pineapple, chopped up, frozen and thawed out) to the secondary.  It was strange, but I grew to like it.
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Re: Pineapple
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2010, 12:35:05 AM »
...It was strange, but I grew to like it.

I've had a few experiences like that lol ;)

I can see it being added to a keg of weizen or light ale at racking time. Big chunks. Let sit for a "while". See what happens.
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Re: Pineapple
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2010, 10:59:38 AM »
Certain strains of bacteria (or wild yeasts?) will give a distinct pineapple flavor.  I know from experience, though I can't tell you what they are as I do not know where exactly I picked them up.   :-[

Was pretty tasty though I thought.  Tart and sweet and definitely pineapple flavored.  Might have been from the heather I "dry-herbed" with.  Never was sure.

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Re: Pineapple
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2010, 05:38:07 PM »
Brett Claussenii is the classic one for throwing pineapple.
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Re: Pineapple
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2010, 05:47:17 AM »
Brett Claussenii is the classic one for throwing pineapple.

I thought it might be a form of Brett. but as I have no experience with it, I had no idea what it was for certain.  That's not to say there aren't other critters in there as well... 
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