Been home brewing for years now. Just came acrossed your forum. Some really great info here. When I first started, which doesn't feel that long ago, there weren't any brewing forums online. So what I am trying to do here is duplicate a root beer made at a small brewery here in Illinois. It is 10% ABV.
My experiment here is going to be fermenting a wort of just corn sugar with champagne yeast. After fermentation I plan to add the syrup and back sweeten it with maltodextrin.
I am wondering how much sugar I need to make a one gallon test batch. I calculated 2.75 pounds to get me to 12% ABV, with 1.3 gallons to start and a fifteen minute boil. Am I on the right track with the calculator? Using Brewpal on the iPhone and the settings aren't super clear for using only sugar. Thanks.
I'm sure this idea has been tried, so any input is welcomed.