Nettle Beer

Yazan: Dave | 11 April 2014 | No Comments
Categories: Food, Home brewing, Outdoors, Wild food, Wild foods

This is an easy recipe to follow and creates a delightful, if not usual tasting beer. It is very cheap to make and follows a traditionally english recipe. Before hops were widely used in the 17th century all sorts of plant were used to flavor the ale including nettles.(Urtica dioica). It was also thought to […]

Taking the fear out of wine making – Part one -By MKG

Yazan: IshBot | 11 December 2009 | 10 Comments
Categories: Food, Home brewing

Getting rid of the fairy stories By MKG If I said to a fairly representative group “Take some fruit juice, squeeze some lemon juice into it, empty a bag of sugar into it, top up to about a gallon with water from the tap and then stir or shake until everything’s dissolved” then I’d witness […]

Pear Wine – Andy Hamilton

Yazan: Andy Hamilton | 14 September 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Food, Home Brew, Home brewing

Dave and I were sitting having a meeting the other day (End of August) and we noticed a massive pear tree laden with pears from the window. Straight after the meeting we ran out to the garden and loaded up our bags. I know have some soon to be pear wine fermenting away in a […]

Scrumpy Cider – By Andy Hamilton

Yazan: admin | 06 July 2008 | 1 Comment
Categories: Food, Home brewing

You can’t beat a good bit of West Country cider. If last year you noticed that your neighbour left the apples to rot on their tree; this year knock on their door and ask for them in return for some cider. Ingredients 3.6 kilos (8lb) Apples, any apples will do except crab. 9 ltrs (2 […]

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