Pineapple Beer

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READY IN: 72hrs 5mins
Recipe by Bokenpop aka Madele

This is something most Afrikaans South Africans grew up tasting. It is right up there alonside ginger beer, another totally South African thing. The longer it brews, the stronger it gets so drink up! Excellent over crushed ice on stink-hot days.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Discard pineapple stalk.
  2. Wash unskinned pineapple well and chop up with skin and all.
  3. Place all ingredients into a large container with a lid and stir to mix well. Cover and leave where it can be undisturbed.
  4. The fermentation will start immediately. Stir twice a day over the next 72 hours. Don't worry - it is supposed to smell like fermented fruit! By the third day this smell will subside to a lovely beery, cidery smell.
  5. Strain through a sieve or cheesecloth and bottle.

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