Meadowsweet Ale

Amazing smell this prolific native plant.  Apparently the name is derived its use as a flavouring in Mead, from ‘Mead Sweet’

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Much the same as making elderflower wine or beer, I roughly strip the flowers from the stalks (I used about 3 pints of stripped flowers for 2 gallons this time) and covered with water and 1lb sugar per gallon.  I added a general purpose brewing yeast and also the juice of a lemon to help fermenting.

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