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A refreshing beer. Enjoy it chilled, on a balmy summer evening, while you cook up a storm on the BBQ!
Course: Drinks
Keyword: Beer, Nettle Beer, Nettles
Servings: 6 750ml Bottles
Author: Foragers Folly


  • Non aluminium pot
  • 6x 750ml bottles (swing caps are best)


  • 1 kg nettle tops
  • 4 ltr water
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 750 g of sugar
  • 25 g of cream of tartar
  • 1 sachet of yeast


  • Wash nettles.
  • Bring them to a hard boil in the 4ltrs water. Boil for 15 mins.
  • Strain, add sugar, lemon juice and cream of tartar.
  • Wait until tepid, then sprinkle yeast on top of the liquid.
  • Cover with muslin or tea towel and leave for 24hrs.
  • Remove any scum from top of liquid. Be careful to not disturb the sediment.
  • Siphon into bottles.
  • Secure caps tightly and leave for 7 days in a warm place. Place in fridge for a further 7 days, then it's ready to enjoy...