Del Monte Fresh Cut Pineapple Chunks In Syrup

Guess what this is for? If you guess for making wines, then you have been reading this blog. If you guess something else, it is understandable. Anyway, I will indeed be...

Guess what this is for? If you guess for making wines, then you have been reading this blog. If you guess something else, it is understandable. Anyway, I will indeed be using this to make some pineapple wine. The “fresh cut” pineapples would be great for making the wine – perhaps just crush the pineapple pieces with something and then let it ferment. The “syrup” is actually pineapple juice with sugar, so that should also help as well. Might need to add some more acid to the must but that is able it.  I have yet to open the can, so I am not too sure what is the colour of the pineapple juice.

If you remember a while back, I made myself an pineapple wine already. However, this is made from packaged pineapple juice and sugar. Although I have not tasted the wine, I suspect it to be a little tasteless and I doubt it will have much of a character. Using packaged pineapple juice will do that to you, especially if it has been Ultra Heat Treated. I could have add some Tannins to the wine but I doubt it will help much. I will wait for the Pectic Enzymes to arrive before I make the wine. If using actual fruits to make wines, it is important to add some Pectic Enzymes to help break down the pulp and help in fermentation.

One can of Del Monte Fresh Cut Pineapple Chunks in Syrup. Del Monte is a famous brand around here.  Their famous Tomato Ketchup……

Wow, picked & packed fresh. No preservatives. Very important in wine making. Having preservatives will almost guarantee the fermentation process will fail. And the “picked & packed fresh” slogan seems to be interesting. Must try a few pieces before using them to make the wine.

Product of the Philippines. A lot of fruits seem to come from the Philippines these days. I have spotted dried fruits, canned fruits and even jam from the Philippines. They have become like the “fruit basket” of Asia.

The ingredients are pineapple, clarified pineapple juice and sugar. Just nice for making pineapple wine.  Might need to get 4-5 cans before I can make 2 litres of pineapple wine though. This one requires a little more planning and calculation beforehand.