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Brad Makes a Fermented Mexican Pineapple Drink (Tepache) | It's Alive | Bon Appétit

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Bon Appétit test kitchen manager, Brad Leone, is back with episode 7 of "It’s Alive," and this time he’s brewing up a refreshing batch of tepache. Highlights include, "I want to drink this all summer long" and "I hope this doesn't blow up." Seal photo courtesy of Eva Rinaldi Woody Harrelson photo courtesy of David Shankbone Join Bon Appétit test kitchen manager, Brad Leone, on a wild, roundabout and marginally scientific adventure exploring fermented foods and more. From cultured butter and kombucha, to kimchi and miso, to beer and tepache, learn how to make fermented and live foods yourself. Still haven’t subscribed to Bon Appetit on YouTube? ►► http://bit.ly/1TLeyPn ABOUT BON APPÉTIT Cook with confidence using Bon Appetit’s kitchen tips, recipes, videos, and restaurant guides. Stay current on the latest food trends, dining destinations, and hosting ideas. Brad Makes a Fermented Mexican Pineapple Drink (Tepache) | It's Alive | Bon Appétit
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Sarah Kieny (1 year ago)
Can you please add the actual measurements and full directions in the description or provide a link? I'd like to make this with a pineapple I have ripening on my counter at home!
mojo jojo (1 month ago)
+Bon Phone did you die
Han Emily (4 months ago)
Sarah Kieny *
Onexpresso Cafe (5 months ago)
When I've looked for some piloncillo, I think they came in two sizes. a small and a reg. larger one.
Chris OConnor (1 day ago)
is there alcohol in it??
Nunya Bizness (2 days ago)
Dustin Diamond from Saved by the Bell making drinks - cool! :-P
Adham MP (2 days ago)
the editing xD love it
Adriana Perez (4 days ago)
Lo siento mucho pero la forma en que Brad dice que Tepache me incomoda 😂
sam schoby (6 days ago)
I love the editor
Jum Laroco (7 days ago)
Wourder
sazji (8 days ago)
Tepache is amazing! So much good stuff happening in Mexico that most of us have no idea about... Never saw one with habaneros and ginger, sounds intriguing. I make a pretty pedestrian one I guess...piloncillo, cinnamon and a couple cloves. But a thousand times better than any commercial soda!
Antheaxe U (9 days ago)
a real rubber band
Jordan Cervetto (9 days ago)
You should do a video where you make prison hooch
Ethnod (10 days ago)
I love these videos but the editing just makes it gold ❤️❤️
20 points (11 days ago)
I think I’ll try it once the weather gets decent. Maybe use a little coconut and mint to change things up while keeping the pineapple base. Then serving it with an aged tequila and corona
ghhjjbm hhjbkk (11 days ago)
Have you ever gotten food poisoning from food that you have made?
Locane256 (12 days ago)
Brad needs to do some research on what "organic" means. It's more marketing than it is health.
Brumfield (12 days ago)
The natural yeast in the pineapple is in the skin, not lying around on the surface. Wash your produce, all of it. "Organic" is not contaminate free.
T Michelis (13 days ago)
Can you make mead please? And could you serve it in a horn of some kind?
Shayera Thal (13 days ago)
New drinking game everything he says fermentation take a shot! Edit: RIP liver
RussRedCloud (14 days ago)
I wish I had a fraction of the charisma Brad has
HappilyBlue (14 days ago)
"a little woody" like in night at the museum
Christopher Arjon (14 days ago)
Its not tepache if you dont put in PILONSILLO. Pilonsillo gives it its flavor. Why do people always want to imitate some thing instead of doing it correctly. I bet it doesnt taste good.
Jackson Mugar (15 days ago)
The more I watch brad the more I think he is absolutely loaded
Emmett Battle (15 days ago)
"what do you think youll be like in 5 years?" "brad" "wh-" " *brad.* "
StephanieMorelli (15 days ago)
Bone apple tea😋
Lottie Mosse (15 days ago)
“It’s the afternoon, we can start drinking” story of my life
Johan Persson (16 days ago)
Do yu need to burp the bottles once a day during the two day bottlefermentation?
protectbodythetans (16 days ago)
Is tapache like pineapple wine?
Mirela Vasile (16 days ago)
What?! What?! WHAT?! This guy is beyond sexy! I'm lost for words.
Ken M. (17 days ago)
how does brad do that vocalized whistle thing?
Alex Tedesco (17 days ago)
The amount of times I rewind just for the edits is crazy lol love you vinny
Saif D (18 days ago)
Hey Brad (and comment section), I made tepache a couple weeks ago, but after the first fermentation it did not taste good, it actually tasted a bit bad. Either way I passed it through the second fermentation (to see la bubble). It still tasted bad so I had to discard it. What do you think what could have been the reason for that?
Daniel Ponce (18 days ago)
When the tepache is slimy is that a good thing or bad enough that should be thrown in the garbage. Hopefully you guys answer soon
The Cheese Said (18 days ago)
Are fermented pineapple juice one time is straight-up smell like baby poop it was nasty day...
deedee lvo (18 days ago)
Tiny Rick!
Golden Faithage (19 days ago)
He sounds like Joey from Yu gi oh
Stephen Gregory (20 days ago)
Bet this would be fire with some orange peel
Veronica Baker (22 days ago)
Did you even add yeast
potatoman potatoman (22 days ago)
I'm not going to watch the rest of this video because he didn't wash the pineapple
olivia psalms91 (3 days ago)
Any way the fermentation will take over and produce healthy bacteria
Gina L (22 days ago)
BRAD 😍
Grant Levene (25 days ago)
wtf I love this end of the kitchen BRING IT BACK
Beautiful New Morning (26 days ago)
Can I make this without the chili and ginger? Just the pineapple and brown sugar? I don't like hot nor ginger root. Though I will wash the pineapple off, just my thought with where and what unknown has touched that pineapple... ; )
Ji Akira (28 days ago)
we use the skin of the pineapple not the chunks itself
AGGRESSIVE BEN SAYER (28 days ago)
He's on the wrong side of the kitchen...I'm triggered
Christopher Ramsue (30 days ago)
Minion......ha!
Jonathan Mayers (30 days ago)
Should it taste a little like medicine. “Cough syrup”
Laset livingstin (1 month ago)
Ahhhh the fizz on that second batch, perfecto!..
John p (1 month ago)
This was the first video i watched it was great !
Alex Arreola (1 month ago)
Dude just go to Mi Pueblo. There you will find what you need.
y9700cc (1 month ago)
I am so activated
Eduardo Rodriguez (1 month ago)
Last year i tried tepache in Mexico, it was delicious. I hope mine turns out good.
blex (1 month ago)
thats a mandela effect f0r y0u right there...ellis island....
diaphanouswonders (1 month ago)
Man... Brad can get it all day shea!!! Nice content!!! Thanks
deLilahMai (1 month ago)
Is Vinny dancing with the camera? What's with the side to side ahahah
maria xoxx (1 month ago)
U should look into bulgaros bc i grew up around the process of caring for them but never understood it
Miguel Echauri (1 month ago)
maria xoxx it’s called kefir. Fairly common everywhere.
Lesley Leon (1 month ago)
Tepache is my favorite drink 😭💕💕💕
L S (1 month ago)
Brad just walking around the offices with an open wineglass full of alcohol is so top notch
L S (1 month ago)
Brad just opened that bottle with a knife holy crap
Banana Cupcake (1 month ago)
I want to be vinny
Rose Rabbit (1 month ago)
The editing on these videos is gold
Callie Jefferson (1 month ago)
The moment you stalk Brad's Insta because you find him very attractive... only to find out he's married.. with babies.
NakedAndLaughing (1 month ago)
I know!! (from an episode I watched yesterday) but now that I know he has an Instagram I'll go follow lol
Fili O. (1 month ago)
Oh no, the second swoop pineapples had still the core on noooooo
Neon Castillo (1 month ago)
always need sum wourder
Gabriel Aguilera (1 month ago)
Could you guys do ginger beer next ?
George Mason (1 month ago)
I'm pretty sure Vinny is just a raised eyebrow emoji at this point.
Martha RR (1 month ago)
I would love to work here.
irais salazar (1 month ago)
YES YES!! My mother would make this all the time with any leftover pineapple :-) (The michelada comment...bet it tastes like those chile paletas...)
Madison Leonard (1 month ago)
I like how due to the size of my phone screen the title showed up on my home screen as "Brad makes fermented ..." 😂😂
Kani Mitchell (1 month ago)
We love Brad, Brad cures depression. Lol
ricageo (1 month ago)
I have a question, why does Brad like fermenting things so much..😂?
ashtweth (1 month ago)
add in also or replace the ginger with TURMERIC...fermented turmeric is one way to absorb it, your actually onto some thing here, if you make this drink that way and drink it before or with beer you will help protect your liver
Debbie Peña (1 month ago)
In other recipes they put cloves and no habanero, the piloncilllo is for sweetness and you can add agave and agave liquor for more sweet and alcohol level 😊 it depends of the region that you take the recipe from.....
Nolan Conley (1 month ago)
Mine smelled like a fart after 2 and a half days. Basically as soon as carbonation started, so did rotten fart smell. What the hell?
Angelous 777 (1 month ago)
Nice job!!! My mom makes pineapple vinegar too, at one point before becomes a vinegar it can taste and bubbly like a Kambucha.
Kattie Mcfarlin (1 month ago)
@ angelous That is awesome. I am going to try to make pineapple vinegar. You got any tips. Thanks in advance.
Rolando Solis (1 month ago)
We have been having this since i was like 7yrs old lmao. Its so ugly lol my dad would just make it w pineapple n sugar.
Harley Iscariot (1 month ago)
He is cute af
The Best Purple (1 month ago)
Love the wut at two pairs of glasses
Huggy Bear (1 month ago)
Sorry Brad, but you should've peeled the ginger. Unless you're certain root vegetables, tubers, etc haven't been sprayed, it's likely they have growth inhibiting hormones on them. GIHs cause low motility and low sperm count, as well as prostate problems in men... Enjoy your pineapple beer!
julia bellei (1 month ago)
I would not say pineapples are particularly sweet though You have to be really lucky
Clout_Squish.17 _ (1 month ago)
Vinnie needs a face reveal
Samuel Nilsson (1 month ago)
I've tried making a batch just now and the fermentation has gone smoothly. I haven't dared to taste it yet cause it smells an awful lot like horribly overripe pineapple. It's understandable if it's supposed to be like this but I still feel a little uneasy about it. Is this smell normal? Can I add something like lemon to make sure I don't get botulism?
magnus mcdoogle (1 month ago)
So is the pineapple acidic enough to keep botulism from growing?
Huntersinthesky (1 month ago)
Isn’t the test kitchen in the One World Trade Center?
Simonnice (1 month ago)
This channel is gold. Brad is just such a likable guy and the editing is top notch. I could binge these episodes.
Alex Doty (1 month ago)
I love whoever edits his videos lol and is the cameraman actually ned Vinnie? L
Dave Biron (1 month ago)
How alcoholic is this drink
Ryan Madrid (1 month ago)
This stands in contrast to other fermentation videos that use a towel to cover the 1st fermentation, instead of a solid seal (this video). I wonder what the differences would have been.
CoolAlien 47 (1 month ago)
I don't know how this isn't more popular. The drink and the show, especially the drink, sounds and looks so good.
troubledbaristayyz (1 month ago)
Sorry but it’s not just a Mexican drink.
Trentelenten (1 month ago)
What the frick is the point of putting the rubber band if you are just gonna seal the jar
Shannon Sharp-Dillman (1 month ago)
This guy is so damn entertaining. He has me cracking up..and learning. Schools could use teachers like him.
Shannon Sharp-Dillman (1 month ago)
Not only is Brad entertaining, but he also answered the question I came to youtube for.
Bryant E. Alberto (1 month ago)
There's another version of this that my grampa used to make. Instead of the whole pineapple you only use the skin of the pin apple. If you want it fermented let it rest at room temp if you want it non fermented then let it rest in the fridge. 24-48 hrs add sugar and it takes even better than pineapple juice.
Sean Ng (1 month ago)
Lol ...the way you talk is just sooo random and natural... Subscribed your channel already.
huntakilla1234 (1 month ago)
My name is Vincent so the fact that he keeps saying Vinnie to the camera makes the experience all the much better lmao.
Khecid’s Dragons (1 month ago)
Love the editing 😆
Shai Pay (1 month ago)
Tap water must be good where you are i buy water
Faith Rich Fidler (1 month ago)
Man, if you don't have sponsors, then the sponsors are knuckleheads.
Khidr (2 months ago)
Who ever edits - I love them !!
xxxkahunaxxx (2 months ago)
is the water there chlorinated? Doesnt chlorinated water inhibit or kill the beneficial bacteria that does the fermenting? also...how big is that jug? 1 gallon?
Robert Gardner (2 months ago)
Great video! Thanks for sharing. I would probably use purified water rather than tap.
Nabiha Ahmed (2 months ago)
Those last 5 seconds killed me, Vinny. They really did.

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