I was asked for a homebrew recipe, so here’s one that brews quickly and is perfect for this time of year. Island King Pineapple Wheat is light, easy to make, and easy to drink. It’s also not too common to see a pineapple beer at all, so it tends to be a hit at parties.
Add to 7 gallons of reverse osmosis water:
2.2 tsp chalk
.25 tsp baking soda
1/3tsp calcium chloride
approx. 1g epsom salt
Stir to dissolve. Experienced brewers will note that this is a lot of chalk for a light-colored beer, but you’ll need it to cut the acidity.
3 lbs malted wheat
3 lbs Maris Otter or other two-row barley malt
1 lb flaked wheat
…in 3 gallons of the prepared water at 152F, until an iodine test comes back negative. Sparge with remaining water at 170F to make 6 gallons.
Bring to a boil; add 1 oz Hallertau hops and allow to boil for 45 minutes. Don’t bother with Irish moss or other clarifiers; they won’t help.
As you turn off the heat, add 3 46-oz cans of Dole pineapple juice, or a little over a gallon. Other brands will work as long as they are free of preservatives, which will interfere with your yeast.
Cool via your preferred method; pitch with White Labs WLP011 European Ale yeast or similar. Keg and serve very cold. Makes about 5 gallons.