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Old 02-07-2013, 06:18 AM   #31
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Safrole found in the Sassafrass root can be carcinogenic. But that is IF you are highly sensitive to it and drink a cubic asston of it all the time for a long time.

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Old 02-09-2013, 05:20 AM   #32
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Here is the recipe I have been developing and right now its great. I may make some minor changes but it is good where it stands right now.

Ingredients:
8 Qts. Water
24 oz. Honey
3 Star Anise
1/4 tsp. Salt (try without)
1/4 cp. Sarsaparilla
1/4 cp. Sassafras
1 1/2 cp. Brown Sugar (try dark)
2 Vanilla Bean (Split and scraped)
2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/4 cp. Chopped Raisins
1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
1/4 oz. Juniper Berries (50)
1/4 tsp. Champagne Yeast (1/8tsp/ gal)

MAKES 2 GALLONS

Instructions:
1. In a large deep pot, put in 4 quarts of water.
2. While water is heating up, place all ingredients into pot except brown sugar.
3. Let boil for 30 minutes.
4. Add brown sugar toward end of boiling time
5. Add the remaining 4 quarts of water. Turn off heat and let steep to 60-95 degrees F (70-75 degrees may be optimal). Any hotter and yeast will not survive.

- If bottling
a. Pour liquid through fine mesh funnel into Ale Pale
b. Once target temp has been reached, add yeast and stir thoroughly and fill bottles

- If putting into jug(s)
c. Pour liquid through fine mesh funnel into jug
d. Once jug has been filled add 1/4 tsp. champagne yeast

6. Let sit for 3 days then put into fridge for another 3 days to chill and slow down yeast activity.
7. ENJOY

The place where I have been getting my supplies and have great prices is www.herbco.com

Good luck and lets us know how it all turns out for you.
Does it taste better than store bought soda?
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:38 AM   #33
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I recently made some...I like it better than commercial.

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Old 02-19-2013, 09:04 PM   #34
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So I am looking to make some rootbeer now. I bought a bunch of kegs and ended up with a rootbeer keg. I've read a bunch about how you cannot get that flavor out of the keg and it will effect your beer. So I thought wjy not just make some rootbeer but I have a few questions.... If you can't get the flavor out of the keg how do you get it out of you kettle? Do you use something different to boil the rootbeer? Last, if you keg it do you pour it right out of one of your perlicks?
You can't get the flavor out of the rubber. The steel is fine. I just got an old rootbeer keg, I replaced all the rubber and its fine. I imagine the serving line would need to be dedicated to root beer only.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:53 PM   #35
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I don't want to spend a whole lot of money on rare ingredients, but I'm assuming I'll need to get online for some of this stuff. Indianapolis doesn't have much here.

Please help me make a recipe, and offer suggestions for online venders that supply such ingredients.
So far we have only made root beer once from a Zatarain's extract. In my opinion, it needs a lot of improvement to be anything worth drinking. We are going to try making one gallon batches combining a few herb recipes until we can perfect a recipe. We are certain it needs vanilla and we are going to try brewing with oats to add more body.

Our local brew shop can get most ingredients we need for root beer but this site is also a great place to order with really good quality ingredients.
https://www.mountainroseherbs.com
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:00 AM   #36
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Are these roots seasonal or something?... everyone seems to be sold out of sassafras! Does anyone know where I can get some good quality sassafras in stock?

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Old 06-15-2013, 05:45 AM   #37
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I didn't think of it before but turns out you can get it on Amazon. There is a company, I forget who, that seeks a lot of stuff and is packaged in foil and has a lable on it. Do a search on Amazon for "Sassafras Root" and you should see what I was referring too.

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I have wanted to make this recipe but as the other poster said I have had a hard time finding the Sassafras Root and it is always out of stock at herbco. I would rather buy from one place instead of multiple sources if possible.

Any help would be appreciated.

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I have wanted to make this recipe but as the other poster said I have had a hard time finding the Sassafras Root and it is always out of stock at herbco. I would rather buy from one place instead of multiple sources if possible.

Any help would be appreciated.
Try, http://www.newmorningnaturalfoods.co...s--spices.html

Or http://www.healthyvillage.com/product_list/26.html
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:36 AM   #40
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Thanks for the rec saramc!

I couldnt figure out how to order from newmorningnaturalfoods.com but I saw it in stock at healthyvillage.com for $30. I'm sure its great quality, but being my first batch I went with 1lb on amazon for $15. I'm crossing my fingers on the quality though since there was no photo except of the sealed foil bag, lol.

Cheers!

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