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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


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