Smoked Beer Brined Pork Chops With Pineapple Glaze

by Kevin on June 10, 2013 · 1 comment

Pineapple Pork Chop 1

I actually came up with the idea for this recipe when a friend told me he had bought some pork chops and asked for a different way to prepare them.  I know he loves beer and likes to keep things simple.  So I thought, why not just devour them with beer from beginning to end?

I brined these in beer all day, then sprayed them with beer while cooking.  I have to say – they turned out WAY better than I thought they would!  Some don’t like too strong a taste in beer in their food, but I think you’ll be surprised by the mild flavor these provide.

Pineapple Pork Chop 3

Of course it helps that my wife came up with a pineapple glaze for these chops.  The combination of the sweet, sugary pineapple and the bitter beer with some smoke is perfect.  All palates will be happy.

Pineapple Pork Chop 2




Smoked Beer Brined Pork Chops wtih Pineapple Glaze

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Smoked Beer Brined Pork Chops wtih Pineapple Glaze


    Pork Chop Brine
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 can of beer
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 6 quarter sized slices of ginger
  • 4 center cut pork chops
  • Pineapple glaze
  • 1/2 cup of pineapple juice
  • 1/2 tbn dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbn lemon juice
  • 2 tbn worchestershire sauce
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 2 tbn cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water


  1. Prepare the brine for the pork chops. Brine for at least 5 hours, up to overnight.
  2. For pineapple glaze: In a small saucepan, bring all the ingredients to a boil until it thickens, stirring constantly. Take off heat. You can serve this sauce immediately, or make it ahead of time.
  3. Set up your grill for indirect cooking.
  4. Remove the chops from the brine, rinse thoroughly and place on grill, away from heat.
  5. Use fruit wood to smoke - apple, cherry, or pecan.
  6. Smoke for about 45-60 minutes, until internal temp is about 150.
  7. Now finish with direct grilling to get temp up to 165.
  8. Drizzle glaze over the top and enjoy.

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