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HAREEBROWNBEEST 04-25-2012 07:31 PM

Hard Root Beer
 
So I'm attempting a hard root beer experiment (2 gallons). I started with a traditional root beer from extract and made it the way the directions called for. I then cooled it down, placed it in my carboy, added 2 cups of DME, and plan to back sweeten it with 20 or so root beer barrels candy melted down into a syrup. See what I got after a few weeks and possibly bottle it or dump it.

YoungJames 04-25-2012 08:55 PM

That could be amazing!

HAREEBROWNBEEST 04-25-2012 09:12 PM

Yea I hope! I love me some root beer and beer too. I will definitely post some results. Right now it's chugging away in my carboy.

HAREEBROWNBEEST 04-25-2012 10:32 PM

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yea i hope! I love me some root beer and beer too. I will definitely post some results. Right now it's chugging away in my carboy.



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HAREEBROWNBEEST 04-25-2012 10:48 PM

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Nice and brown

HAREEBROWNBEEST 04-25-2012 10:55 PM

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Nice and brown



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This is the extract on the right I started with and the candy I'm going to use in my secondary. I probably won't have to worry about carbonation in my bottles after adding the candy will I?

onthekeg 04-25-2012 11:17 PM

What yeast are you using on this?

HAREEBROWNBEEST 04-25-2012 11:55 PM

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What yeast are you using on this?

You know what I'm not happy to admit this but...some fleishmans bread yeast:( I was desperate and it is an experiment so...I did place an order with northern brewer and have some yeasts and auto siphon on the way.

HAREEBROWNBEEST 05-07-2012 08:43 PM

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My hard root beer 12 pack. It defiantly tastes like a root beer and has a pretty high alcohol content! Just bottled today will keep posted

Emyrs 05-07-2012 11:12 PM

you added the syrup when you bottled?
i think youre going to have to be really really careful with those...

over pressurized glass vessels are fun!


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