So my HBS only had on stock 1 gallon bottle's of Sprecher Root Beer Soda Syrup.The only guy working had no idea how to mix it and said he thinks water would work and that's it. According to the directions all I have to do is add 4 gallon's of water and that's it.I am sure their is more to this.Any help would be great.I have never done root beer and seems like the only video info I can get is using small extracts.I should add that I plan to bottle and not keg.I did pick up a few pounds of corn sugar for primming.
Anything vinyl or rubber will be permanently contaminated with root beer flavor. That includes the beer line. The flavor cannot be removed by any cleaning method currently known. The line will have to be replaced.
I have even heard rumors of one brew pub that was using vinyl hose in a trunk line. The root beer flavor migrated from one line to another through the vinyl. They had to replace all the vinyl with flavor barrier lines. I cannot verify this, but I have always tried to use Teflon beer hose in the pubs I worked in. We did serve root beer and orange soda from dedicated lines at Rockyard and to this day there has been no cross contamination.