How To Make Nettle Beer
Ingredients: Nettle Beer
1 lb / 450 grams of young nettle tips
4 pints / 2,250 ml of water
8 oz / 225 grams demerara sugar
1 large lemon
1/2 oz / 15 grams cream of tartar
1/4 oz / 10 grams brewer's yeast
Method - What to Do
Place the freshly picked tips of the nettles into a large saucepan, together with the rind of the lemon. Add the water and boil, simmering for half an hour. Strain this nettle liquor into a cleaned fermentation bucket, adding the sugar and mixing well. The cream of tartar should also be added at this stage.
Start the brewing yeast in a separate container and add to the nettle mixture (cooled). Add the juice of the peeled lemon and leave in a warm spot. Strain into suitable screw-top bottles after just three days and store in a cool place. Leave for a further week or two before drinking.
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