Nettle Beer
One of the most delightful medicines for joint pain

1 pound/500g raw sugar
2 lemons
1 ounce/30g cream of tartar
5 quarts/5 liters water
2 pounds/1 kilo nettle tops
1 ounce/30g live yeast

Place sugar, lemon peel (no white), lemon juice, and cream of tartar in a large crock.

In a separate pan cook nettles in water for 15 minutes
Strain into the crock and stir well. When this cools to blood warm, dissolve the yeast in a little water and add to your crock.
Cover with several folds of cloth and let brew for four days. Strain out sediment and bottle. Ready to drink in 12 days.

By Nellie Lee Luhrmann


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  2. Butterpoweredbike on June 15, 2011 12:41 pm

    I have just got to try this, as I just love a good home brew. I cohost a foraging recipe challenge, and the featured herb for June is nettle. I’d really like to incude your recipe in the round up. If you’d like to participate, could you please email the link to ?

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