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How To Make Pineapple Beer At Home

Beer is a drink that is popular with many people, so much so that some have taken to making their own version at home. There are many flavours that pair well with this hoppy drink, but one that is easy to replicate at home is pineapple beer – and it only needs a few ingredients for a successful end result!

If you would like to make pineapple beer at home there are some simple steps to follow. It is also important to remember that you are not allowed to sell the alcohol you brew at home, but you are allowed to brew it for your own consumption. Pineapple beer has a delicious, fresh flavour and does not require much expertise or a long list of ingredients to make. 

Below we give some helpful advice on how to make pineapple beer at home. 


First Off, What Are The Health Benefits Of Pineapple?


You might be wondering why you should use pineapple for your beer. Not only is it economical and easy to find, there are some impressive health benefits to pineapple that could come in handy during the flu season (or any other time). Pineapple is packed with different essential vitamins that can help you to maintain your health and well-being. 

Pineapple also contains enzymes which can help with improving your digestion, which can have a positive effect on your overall health. Pineapple also has a large number of nutrients such as potassium and magnesium, as well as a huge volume of Vitamin C. This helps with boosting the immune system and helping you to beat colds and flu. There are also plenty of antioxidants to be found in pineapples, making them the ideal choice for snacking and for beer making. 


How To Make Pineapple Beer At Home


Now that you know why you should be using this tasty fruit to make pineapple beer at home, you can move on to making your own drink. Below is a simple-to-follow process for delicious, home-made pineapple beer. 



  • Skins of two medium to large pineapples
  • 450 g of sugar
  • Water (8 or 9 litres)
  • 1 package of dry yeast




  • Chop the skins roughly and put them in a large plastic bucket
  • Add the sugar and water and stir until the sugar has dissolved
  • Sprinkle the yeast over the mixture 
  • Leave the yeast to active for 30 minutes, the stir the mixture well
  • Cover and leave in a cool, dry place for 24 hours
  • Strain through a fine sieve and leave to sit for another 12 hours
  • Pour the liquid into plastic or glass bottles, cap firmly, then refrigerate
  • Drink within two days


The method is simple and easy to follow, and you will yield delicious results, allowing you to make pineapple beer at home for any special occasion, or for a fun family braai. You can use other fruit, such as apple, which will result in tasty cider. 

Making cider might have a longer sitting time, depending on your tastes, and you will use more sugar, but it can provide a delicious homemade beverage when you need it the most. Be sure to store your home made beer or cider correctly, to ensure it lasts for a longer time. 

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