Nettle Beer

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Farmhouse Kitchen

Farmhouse Kitchen

By Audrey Ellis

Published 1971

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Ingredients

  • 2 gallons young nettles
  • 1 oz. root ginger
  • 2 gallons

Method

Wash nettles well and bruise ginger. Put into a pan with water, malt, hops and sarsaparilla. Boil for 15 minutes and strain over sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves, then add yeast. Leave to ferment. Make sure fermentation is finished before pouring into bottles, cork and tie down with string. This beer is suitable for drinking in about a week.