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Old 09-20-2006, 03:14 AM   #1
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Howdy, I have been making root beer carbontaing in 2 litre bottles using extract, sugar and champage yeast. I know there is small amounts of alcohol in this but would like to drive it up to the level if not higher than that of a domestic year.
What would be a simple way to do this?
I have thought about using more fermentables like malt. I have a nice brew store right down the road so I could most likely find good products there for this. I have also thought about letting it ferment longer but am worried about exploding plastic bottles.

Any ideas?
Thanks in advance!

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Old 09-20-2006, 04:50 AM   #2
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more extract or more sugar.

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ferment longer.
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reread your post. Put an airlck on the two liter bottles. Then use more malt or sugar but use the airlock. When fermentation is done, add a bit more sugar.. there are caluclators online to determine the amount in oz's for a given volume of beer.. and put the caps back on.

Of course you could buy some brewing equipment and do a larger batch and rack of the trub then bottle etc..

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