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- 15-04-2017, 06:54 AM #9
I tried a few nettle beer recipes, one was similar to yours BL but without the carragheen. Can't remember the quantities but in the end I made it from nettles, sugar, yeast, lemon juice and half a teaspoon of marmite (vitamin B to help the yeast). It came out about 6%, was pleasant enough in taste and smell and tasted like neither nettles nor beer. It was better too after it had stood bottled for a while, the last bottle of a five gallon batch was always the best one.
One word of caution though, don't mix it with other drinks. Less than half a pint of nettle beer as an aperitif followed by a glass or two of red wine with dinner resulted in the mother of all hangovers. Not a normal hangover but something more like the result of a chemical reaction. This happened to a few people on different occasions, (me included) before I realised the connection. Maybe it was something in a particular wine that clashed with something from the nettles, I don't know.
- 15-04-2017, 09:34 AM #10Tuber
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Might make some and give to the neighbors.
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- 21-04-2017, 03:42 PM #11Germinator
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You could leave out the carrageenan. It is a kind of sea weed that gives beer a head.
- 21-04-2017, 07:55 PM #12
hi all thanks for all the replys ,as delta said carrageenan is a seaweed ,from the west coast of ireland i belive and i prob wont add any as is rather expensive ,cheers
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- 25-04-2017, 07:20 PM #13
i made my 1st batch of nettle beer today (apart from the yeast ,i havent got any i`ll have to get some on thursday) it looks a nice goldeny beer colour which is quiet odd as it looked green in the pan as i was boiling the nettles but the orange and lemon juice has changed it ,smells pretty good too ,cheersThe Dude abides.