So you want to make some beer at home? Well if you have the brewing spirit, we’re going to talk about how to make Pineapple beer at home.
Hopefully, you already have some ginger, or fruits like cherries, raspberries, apples, and mangoes, all these can actually be made into delicious beer with just the right buzz.
Because of our frequent stay at home these days, it’s sure great to learn some new and interesting things. For this how-to, you will learn how to make beer using juicy and ripe pineapples with just six easy steps.
Let’s get started, here’s what you will need.
4 pineapples (around 600 grams per piece), ripe, crown and leaves removed, chopped, with peel
4 kilograms or 22 cups white sugar (1 cup per liter of water)
22 liters hot water (boiled)
40 grams of granulated yeast (two 20-gram packets)
25-liter fermentation container/tank
Plastic soft-drink bottles (don’t use glass bottles because they could break and explode)
The Pineapple Base
Brewing Bro Tip: Before going to step 1, wash the pineapples thoroughly in running water. Also, clean all kitchen tools with soap and hot water. Make sure there’s no soap residue left, especially inside the container/tank. Any contamination may affect the taste or flavor of the resulting beer.
Step 1: The Pineapple Base
Chop the pineapples then put inside the blender. Add a half-liter of hot water and blend using the pulse function. Pour the smoothie into the fermentation container/tank.
Now, repeat the process until all four pineapples are blended.
Then, pour a liter of water into the blender and then pour it into the container so that every bit of pineapple will be used. Finally, add 3 cups of sugar into the container.
Step 2: The Tank
Now, you’re going to start filling the container with sugar and hot water. First, put 10 cups of sugar into the container and then pour 10 liters of water. There are two main reasons why the water should be boiled: 1) to evaporate the chlorine because it can kill the yeast and 2) to help dissolve the sugar easily.
Repeat the process until all the remaining sugar and water are inside the container. But you have to make sure that you don’t overfill because there should be space left for the mixture to ferment and release gasses.
Finally, cool down the mixture and then add the yeast afterward.
Step 3: The Yeast
Using the thermometer, measure the temperature of the mixture. Once it reaches 25 to 26 degrees Celsius, use the hydrometer to get the original gravity.
Note: Original gravity is a measure of the solids content in the original mixture before yeast is added. This is used to determine the future alcohol content of the resulting beer.
Now add the yeast. If the water is too cold, the yeast will not activate. If it’s too hot, the yeast will get killed. Finally, put the lid of the container loosely so that the gasses can escape.
Step 4: The Fermentation
Place your fermentation container/tank in a warm and undisturbed space. You can leave it there for at least a week.
Step 5: The Bottling
Get your fermentation container/tank, bucket, cheesecloth, string, funnel, and plastic soft-drink bottles. Cover the bucket securely using the cheesecloth and string. Then place it under the fermentation container and let the mixture drain through the cloth.
Now, remove the cheesecloth and transfer the filtered mixture into the bottles using the funnel. Fill up the bottles until the beginning of the neck. Repeat the process until all the mixture is transferred into the bottles.
Note: If you fill the bottles to the brim, you will not have enough space to control the venting. This will result to the explosion of the mixture and gasses.
Make sure to put the bottle caps on tightly and leave them outside for 2 to 3 days to continue the fermentation process. Only put the bottles in the refrigerator if you want to drink the beer.
Step 6: The Drinking
Get a bottle from the refrigerator and be careful when you open it. It must be vented in a slow and careful manner. If you quickly open the bottle, it will just explode and make a mess.
If you open it slowly, the gasses will be released slowly and in a matter of time, you’ll get to taste your very own pineapple beer.
With these six easy steps, you can now enjoy making your refreshing pineapple beer. Share this with your family and loved ones and enjoy it with roast chicken, pork steak, or chips.
If you liked this recipe post, you might also want to check out our post on the best hard cider recipes with step-by-step instructions.
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