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(Atlas Obscura)   South Africa banned alcohol sales during lockdown. So of course everyone started making their own beer. Out of pineapples   (atlasobscura.com) divider line
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499 clicks; posted to Food » on 26 May 2020 at 4:05 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-05-26 4:10:48 PM  
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I pity the fool that doesn't drink pineapple beer
 
2020-05-26 4:13:43 PM  
At least they weren't putting that pineapple on pizzas.

/glass half-full guy
 
2020-05-26 4:18:11 PM  
There is a good reason that liquor stores were considered "essential" in most/all US states.  Simply that they didn't want all the alcoholics to go into withdrawal and then head to the ER at the same time as they were trying to free up hospital beds for Covid.
 
2020-05-26 4:20:18 PM  
Not sure why I understand a ban on any of this.

You need these things during a pandemic, especially booze.   And I'm seeing South Africa somewhere around 30 on the list in terms of the number of cases.

WTF?
 
2020-05-26 4:28:30 PM  
Those poor bastards. Pineapple beer. 🤮
 
2020-05-26 4:45:05 PM  
Prohibition works for:
Building a police state
Eroding civil rights
Empowering organized crime
Driving up potency and addiction
Undermining public trust
Encouraging adulteration

The only thing it doesn't do is reduce consumption.
 
2020-05-26 5:00:27 PM  
Never had pineapple wine. But I mash like a civilized redneck.

Booze... finds a way
 
2020-05-26 5:03:03 PM  
I personally like tepache, and despite having access to a liquor store made some a few weeks back.
 
2020-05-26 5:11:39 PM  
Back in my college days my friends and I would road trip down to the Florida Keys during winter break. We also liked to home brew. Not surprisingly, if you get a glass gallon jug and an airlock, then put a can of pineapple juice in there with a packet of champagne yeast, you get a not-terrible pineapple...wine?...after a few days.
Not our best work, but considering we did it in a campground in the keys with barely any equipment, a solid effort.
 
2020-05-26 5:25:56 PM  

JesseL: Prohibition works for:
Building a police state
Eroding civil rights
Empowering organized crime
Driving up potency and addiction
Undermining public trust
Encouraging adulteration

The only thing it doesn't do is reduce consumption.


P'BEEDUE!
 
2020-05-26 6:01:57 PM  

Exluddite: Back in my college days my friends and I would road trip down to the Florida Keys during winter break. We also liked to home brew. Not surprisingly, if you get a glass gallon jug and an airlock, then put a can of pineapple juice in there with a packet of champagne yeast, you get a not-terrible pineapple...wine?...after a few days.
Not our best work, but considering we did it in a campground in the keys with barely any equipment, a solid effort.


I cant judge any homebrewer for slapdash ideas or straight up bad ones.

In college I made 5 gallons of black and blueberry mead one gallon af a time on the electric stove in the dorm.

I have also brewed a 50 proof IPA  kegged in and forced carbonated it.. and the best thing I can see between it and the weed cookie cake i don't remember that week of my life
 
2020-05-26 6:04:17 PM  
Sounds better than toilet wine I suppose, but I would resent such desperate measures. A few less pineapples available to befoul a pizza as has been said.
 
2020-05-26 6:26:24 PM  

Bajtaur: I personally like tepache, and despite having access to a liquor store made some a few weeks back.


When I saw Pineapple, that's what I thought of. I have made traditional recipe Tepache and a Meade blend to up the ABV a bit. There is still a 5gal carboy of the last batch under the stairs aging, going on 5 years now.
 
2020-05-26 6:38:31 PM  
I'm surprised they're not using marula fruit... Marulas are pretty common in SA, and they naturally ferment. Youtube has videos of drunk monkeys and elephants that have been hitting the marula.
 
rka
2020-05-26 7:56:22 PM  

Geotpf: There is a good reason that liquor stores were considered "essential" in most/all US states.  Simply that they didn't want all the alcoholics to go into withdrawal and then head to the ER at the same time as they were trying to free up hospital beds for Covid.


That was just the excuse that allowed them to dress things up in altruistic trappings.

The reason was a quick look at liquor (and in legal states) and pot taxes they could keep flowing in.
 
2020-05-26 8:39:21 PM  

Axeofjudgement: I have also brewed a 50 proof IPA kegged in and forced carbonated it.


If you froze it and removed ice, I think its cheating to call that brewing.
 
2020-05-26 10:53:47 PM  

ltnor: Those poor bastards. Pineapple beer. 🤮


Tepache is quite nice, actually.
 
2020-05-26 10:55:32 PM  

maxheck: I'm surprised they're not using marula fruit... Marulas are pretty common in SA, and they naturally ferment. Youtube has videos of drunk monkeys and elephants that have been hitting the marula.


Amarula > Bailey's
 
2020-05-26 11:14:08 PM  
I've never home brewed but doesn't beer take like a month to make?
Are they making beer or prison hooch.
 
2020-05-27 12:24:26 AM  

abhorrent1: I've never home brewed but doesn't beer take like a month to make?
Are they making beer or prison hooch.


Some beers can be done in less than a month, especially if you're kegging. But you'll probably be happier if you're more patient. If you use enough yeast, fermentation will finish faster. And if you keg, it'll be ready to drink sooner after fermentation finishes.

I've noticed an uptick in new brewers on some of the brewing forums I'm on. It could be my perception, but I think it's a bigger bump than we usually see right after Christmas and father's day.
 
2020-05-27 12:25:55 AM  
Long time ago early in my homebrewing career i created a pineapple brew, sole objective was a high abv. 7 lbs malt extract, 2 big cans crushed pineapple, 5 lbs honey, some hops to preserve it.
I'd drink a couple pints and vomit. Other people would drink a couple pints and vomit. Or politely excuse themselves and pour it into the planter before they could vomit. Easily the worst homebrew batch of my whole time homebrewing. The blackberry ginseng ale was amazingly good, my mistake was not keeping a log on it so that one is lost to time and memory...
 
2020-05-27 1:28:04 AM  

whidbey: Not sure why I understand a ban on any of this.

You need these things during a pandemic, especially booze.   And I'm seeing South Africa somewhere around 30 on the list in terms of the number of cases.

WTF?


Turning the distilled liquor into hand sanitizer

Not sure about beer
 
2020-05-27 2:18:28 AM  

gietmay: abhorrent1: I've never home brewed but doesn't beer take like a month to make?
Are they making beer or prison hooch.

Some beers can be done in less than a month, especially if you're kegging. But you'll probably be happier if you're more patient. If you use enough yeast, fermentation will finish faster. And if you keg, it'll be ready to drink sooner after fermentation finishes.

I've noticed an uptick in new brewers on some of the brewing forums I'm on. It could be my perception, but I think it's a bigger bump than we usually see right after Christmas and father's day.


You're not imagining it. A member of my extended family owns a homebrew shop and says business has been booming during the SIP/quarantine.
 
2020-05-27 6:46:41 AM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: Axeofjudgement: I have also brewed a 50 proof IPA kegged in and forced carbonated it.

If you froze it and removed ice, I think its cheating to call that brewing.


Distillers yeast and a LOT of Malt..

I kinda sorta remember it tasting like alcoholic carmel arse that was somehow more disgusting because of all the Citra hops I threw in
 
2020-05-27 12:23:43 PM  
Did not RTFA, have made booze out of pineapples, coconuts, apples and will be trying peaches this year.
 
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