An Easy Way To Make Pineapple Wine

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We are big fans of pineapple and pineapple wine. If there was only one fruit I could eat everyday; it would be pineapple. One afternoon I decided to dehydrate some; so I went to the store and picked up 7 heads at four dollars apiece for a total of 28 dollars.

I cut the pineapple up and threw them on the dehydrator and was able to fill up 8 trays; after 12 hours the pineapple was done.

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I was able to get a half gallon of dehydrated pineapple for 28 dollars. Now I know why the stuff is so expensive at the natural food stores.

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A  couple of days later I was walking through the grocery store and I saw that dole pineapple slices were on sale for 99 cents a can. At that moment I had a epiphany; so I bought a case for twenty-four dollars.

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I grabbed my dehydrator trays.

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I lined a bucket with a cheesecloth to drain the pineapple.

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I layered the pineapple on the dehydrator trays and was able to fill all twelve trays

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We were left over with a gallon of pineapple juice and 5 cans of pineapples. So I decided to make some wine out of them.

I grabbed my ingredients.

  1. 1 gallon Pineapple juice
  2. 4 gallons of water
  3. 3 lbs of honey
  4. 1/2 tsp of acid blend
  5. 1/4 tsp of Tannin
  6. 1 Campden Tablet, crushed
  7. 1 Pkg of wine yeast

I dumped the juice into my primary fermenter.

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I added all the ingredients in except for the yeast and mixed well.

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I dumped the last 5 cans of pineapple into a strain bag and tied it off to let it soak in the bucket.

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24 hours later I pitched my yeast and removed the pineapple from the dehydrator, I was able to get a whole gallon of dried fruit this time.

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I let the wine set for 3 months, racked it off into another container and let it rest for another 3 months. I racked it off one last time and decided to vacuum seal it in canning jars.

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So you can spend 28 dollars for fresh pineapple and get a 1/2 gallon of dehydrated fruit, or 24 dollars for canned and get a full gallon of fruit and 22 quarts of wine. I prefer option 2!

This is more to show that you are capable of making wine from canned fruit instead of fresh. If you would like to see a more step by step process, you can see it here.

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If you would like to see how we vacuum seal wine, you can see that here.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. I also love pineapple, dehydrating and wine making. (Dragons not so much.) I also have a seal a meal and have never thought about using canning jars to bottle wine instead of bottles & corks. Does the seal last as long as corks? Do you need to leave the rings on? Any info on the storage would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for a great post.

    • Angela, I’m not sure, the wine usually lasts less than a year for us before it is all gone, but it really comes down to a good vacuum seal and protection from sun light, this would be a good test though, I might make a batch this summer and open a jar a year till it goes bad