Pineapple Wine Recipe
A pineapple wine recipe that make 1 gallon.
Pineapple wine is a great summer drink, with subtle notes of pineapple without being over acidic.
1.75 Kg Sugar
1 Gallon (4.5 Litres) Cold Water
2 tsp Citric Acid
1 sachet of All-purpose White Wine Yeast
1 tsp Yeast Nutrient
1 Campden Tablets
½ tsp Fermentation Stopper
1 sachet of Wine Finings
Ensure you sterilise all equipment before you start.
Cut off the top and the bottom of the pineapples and slice them up, add to a 1 gallon saucepan. Cover with a third of the water.
Bring to the boil and simmer for 25 minutes.
Strain liquid into the Fermentation Vessel and mix in the sugar, Citric Acid and remaing two thirds of cold water.
Leave to cool to room temperature (21oC).
Allow to cool to room temperature (about 21oC) and add Yeast Nutrient and the sachet of Yeast.
Place the lid on loosely and leave for a week, stirring daily.
Strain the liquid into the demi-john, fit the airlock and bung and leave to ferment in a dark place with a temperature of about 15oC.
When the airlock stops bubbling or you get a hydrometer reading of about 1.000 you will know fermentation has stopped. After fermentation you want to take the wine off the sediment at the bottom, you do this by sterilising your fermentation bucket again and syphoning out the wine into the bucket, trying to avoid transferring any sediment, then clean out the demi-john and pour the wine back in. if your not convinced you got rid of all the sediment wait an hour for the sediment to settle and repeat.
When you have done this add 1 tsp of Fermentation Stopper and 1 crushed Campden Tablet and refit the airlock and bung. Over the next 3 days you need to shake the demi-john to remove any trapped gas then add the Finings as per instructions on the sachet.
Once the wine has cleared, clean and sterilise some bottles and syphon the wine into them then cork the bottles if using glass or attach the cap if plastic.
This wine is best after 6 months of maturing in the bottle, but will get better if left longer.