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Imfulafula (Pineapple Beer)

From: “The Africa Kitchen” by Josie Stow and Jan Baldwin. Imfulafula when translated means river river. It has been given this name because apparently after drinking a couple of glasses you have the courage to cross any flowing river. Be careful that the imfulafula doesn’t expode on you!

SERVES 12 , 12 pints

  • 1 large pineapple
  • 8 quarts lukewarm water
  • 2 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup black raisins or golden raisin (handful)
  • 1 (1/4 ounce) envelope instant yeast

Peel the pineapple; then wash the skin well and roughly chop it.

In the large bowl or bucket, mix together the pineapple skin, lukewarm water, sugar and raisins.

Sprinkle in the yeast, without stirring, and let stand for 30 minutes.

Stir well, then cover with a clean cloth and leave in a cool place for 1 day.

Strain mixture through cheesecloth and pour into a clean plastic container.

Let stand uncovered for 12 hours.

Cap the beer and use within 2 days.