hist-brewing: Nettle beer

Caller Web Bill bill at bracewel.demon.co.uk
Sat Jun 2 14:24:53 PDT 2001

In message <3B180A45.95128C1 at ozemail.com.au>, Tom Smit
<lunica at ozemail.com.au> writes
>  I am going to make a nettle beer, now that winter is here Downunder
>and nettles are sprouting. 

Nothing much sprouts in England in winter (:-) the nettles are about
right now - but maybe just a little to high

>"homebrewing, the CAMRA guide" by G Wheeler
>and "Historical Companion to Housebrewing" La Pensee have nettle recipes.

Haven't got access to either of those
>  Apparently nettle leaves are very bitter and should be harvested
>young. Oh, and wear gloves when harvesting ;)

I have tried making ordinary nettle beer which of course is a little
alcoholic but have never gone for a stronger style....
Barnacle Bill

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