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Nettle Beer – Andy Hamilton

October 29, 2009 // 6 Comments

Nettle Beer 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 help alleviate rheumatic pain, gout and asthma. Nettle beer can still be [...]

30 Uses and facts of the humble nettle – Dave Hamilton

October 9, 2008 // 2 Comments

A Nettle patch, but what are the uses? Pick small nettles for food The nettle is often shunned in the plant world. Most of us have at some point in our lives fallen into a nettle bed or at least been stung by it’s tiny needles. However it holds the crown of one of the most maligned yet phenomenally useful of all ‘weeds’. So in praise of the humble nettle I’ve put together [...]