How to make Pineapple Beer

Homemade Pineapple Beer is a refreshing South-African traditional drink. Non-alcoholic or leave the Beer to ferment longer to make an alcoholic version


  • 2 Pineapples, leaves chopped off and the peel scrubbed clean
  • 24 cups Luke Warm Water ( 6 liters )
  • 5 cups White Sugar
  • 1 cup Raisins, slightly bruised
  • 2 1/2 t Instant Dry Yeast


Chop the Pineapples, peel and all, roughly

Place all the ingredients, except the Yeast, in a large, clean plastic container – I used a 10 liter bucket

Sprinkle the Yeast over – leave a minute and then give the mixture a good stir-through

Use a piece of Tulle (or something similar) to close over the top of the bucket – secure with string or a rubber band – DO NOT CLOSE WITH A LID – as the mixture will ferment

Leave for 72 hours – stirring twice a day

Strain and bottle the beer, but only put the caps on after 12 hours – keep chilled and serve as is with ice