Re: Ethyl-Acetate (wrongly demonized ?)
- Well Mike,
You are energetic in your research.
Thanks already for all the interesting findings.
I was mixed up by the use of "solvent smell" in some of the postings.
"Solvent" really is a general term. There are many solvents and they
all smell different.
In the meantime, I see now that it is possible to have nice flavours,
but in too high concentrations. Acetone and methanol are fully
undesired, ethyl acetate seems to be a wanted flavour in many
Then there is the point that certain chemicals can have a nice smell
but at the same time taste quite differently.
Taste and smell seem to be VERY complex mechanisms and I am happy
Sooner or later I'll do what Mike Nixon advised. I'll buy some ethyl
acetate, I guess in a pharmacy, and add some drops to tasteless
ethanol to evaluate the effect.