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2009/06/09

Brewing - rootbeer!

I've been brewing rootbeer using an extract. Takes 5-7 days, and tastes so much better than store bought stuff. And makes excellent rootbeer floats!
I use Zatarains Root Beer Extract with Lavlin #EC-1118 Champagne Wine Yeast. I've experimented with 4 different type of yeast (including Active Dry Bread yeast) and the Lavlin #EV-1118 brews out with less of a 'yeasty' flavor.

You can buy the extract here:
Zatarain's Root Beer Extract, 4-Ounce Plastic Bottles (Pack of 12)

And the yeast here:

And here are some instructions on making your own rootbeer:
http://biology.clc.uc.edu/fankhauser/Cheese/ROOTBEER_Jn0.htm

Archive.org recipe


Root beer recipe

Clean 2 liter soda bottle
1 cup table sugar
1 tablespoon Zatarains Root Beer Extract
1/4 tsp baking yeast (I prefer Muntons ale dry yeast)
cold water

-Add sugar to bottle using funnel
-Add 1/4 tsp of yeast to bottle using funnel
-Shake bottle to mix yeast with sugar
-Swirl sugar/yeast around bottle to make a concave area in the center to catch extract
-Add extract using funnel
-Half fill bottle with cold water thru funnel to rinse rest of extract into bottle
-Swirl bottle to disolve sugar
-Fill to neck of bottle with cold water, leave about 1 inch of head space
-Invert bottle to disolve sugar
-Place at room temp for 3-4 days until bottle feeds hard to forecfule squeeze.
-When it is hard, move to fridge
-Let cool over night
-Drink and enjoy

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