How to make nettle beer

Having been inspired to brew my own beer from nettles we had to
show you how simple, practically free and surprisingly tasty beer made from nettles is. Admittedly, ours came out more like ale than beer, due to losing the fizz, but the point of doing this is more the buzz of the process than the end product. The exciting thing is learning how to improve the next batch, figuring out how to add different flavours, and realizing you can turn any vegetable matter into alcohol!


You will need:

  • 6 litres of water
  • Carrier bag of young nettle tops
  • Juice of one lemon and one orange
  • 750g of caster sugar (or brewing sugar)
  • 30g of cream of tartar (in the baking section of supermarket)
  • Pack of brewing yeast (5g)
Press “play” to find out how you make it…