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Old 01-21-2011, 12:07 AM   #1
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Default birch beer from scratch recipe? soda, not beer

ive been looking for a birch beer soda recipe, but im mostly finding recipes for a beer, not a soda. any help?

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Old 01-21-2011, 03:14 AM   #2
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There's really not much to soda - mix sugar, water and extract, add hydrated yeast and bottle. Check out the pdfs with these, each has a recipe

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Old 01-21-2011, 03:20 AM   #3
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and there's this

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Old 01-21-2011, 03:44 AM   #4
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are you looking for is someone's birch beer recipe. From what I've looked at out there, there doesn't seem to be too much involved. I've done some looking around and they all say that it needs a good birch oil (distilled birch sap) and that the birch oil's flavor and color depend on the type of birch tree its from. I haven't seen any other ingredients involved (other than sugar and water).

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Here's someone who tried wintergreen and the bark. They seem to say that they'd rather try the oil to get more flavor. http://ironoakfarm.blogspot.com/2010...xperiment.html

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Old 01-23-2011, 04:58 AM   #6
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andif using oil, how then would you make it?

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Old 04-16-2013, 09:14 PM   #7
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BIRCH BEER SODA

Boil 6 quarts water
Add 3 lbs honey,
1/2 inch brewers licorice,
1 cinnamon stick,
2 split vanilla bean,
1/4 teaspoon salt,
1 oz. chopped, Black Birch bark,
1 oz. Birch twigs,
1/2 cup molasses,
6 cups sugar,
1/8 tsp nutmeg,
Let boil for 1-1 1/2 hours. Turn off heat.
Add 1 oz. dried wintergreen,
10 quarts cold water (1-2 ratio)
Let cool to room temp. (60-95 degrees)
Sift through seive

Carbonation method 1: Add 1/2 teaspoon dry yeast
Bottle into 4, 1 gallon plastic containers
Let stand at room temp for 3-5 days
Refridgerate for 5-7 days

Carbonation method 2: Bottle in 12 oz. glass bottles
Add 7 pieces of dry yeast
Cap and let stand at room temp for 3-5 days
Refridgerate for 5-7 days

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