hist-brewing: Nettle beer

Proteus proteus at powerof3.com
Sat Jun 2 16:37:19 PDT 2001


This might be a silly question, but hey...
What is Nettle?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Caller Web Bill" <bill at bracewel.demon.co.uk>
To: <lunica at ozemail.com.au>
Cc: <hist-brewing at pbm.com>
Sent: Saturday, June 02, 2001 5:24 PM
Subject: Re: hist-brewing: Nettle beer


> In message <3B180A45.95128C1 at ozemail.com.au>, Tom Smit
> <lunica at ozemail.com.au> writes
> >Hi,
> >
> >  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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