Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Soda Making > Root Beer...WITH alcohol

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-18-2010, 11:41 PM   #1
chinookpilot77
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Army=all over
Posts: 1
Default Root Beer...WITH alcohol

I am trying to find a recipe for root beer that would have 6-8% alcohol in it, be sweet, and carbonated at the end of the time in the bottle. any ideas on where to start? I like IBC and A&W type flavors...just wondering if anyone had tried this. I guess I could just add some neutral spirits to the final mix and make like regular soda...but I'd like to brew some if possible.

Thanks for the help.

__________________
chinookpilot77 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-19-2010, 03:23 PM   #2
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,651
Liked 133 Times on 126 Posts

Default

Extremely difficult to do, although I've had some success with brewing a base beer, adding root beer extracts and back-sweetening with non-fermentables (lactose and Splenda). Can't say as I'll ever bother doing it again.

__________________

Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-22-2010, 09:35 PM   #3
DarthBeer
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DarthBeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Area 52
Posts: 96
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

That might be a bit difficult since the yeast would eat up most of the sugar during fermentation. You might try modifying something like an apple cider recipe and using root beer to sweaten at the end.

An off hand guess would be a DME/water mixture fermented to your alcohol requirements. Kill off the yeast and then add root beer at the end for flavoring.

Thats a real shot in the dark how it would actually taste in the end though..

__________________
DarthBeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-31-2010, 06:50 PM   #4
Sean from New Hampshire
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 156
Default

BYO magazine has a recipe.

http://www.byo.com/stories/recipes/article/indices/51-recipe-exchange/1329-real-root-beer

Sean From NH

__________________
Sean from New Hampshire is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Alcohol in my root beer??? thantos Soda Making 27 02-29-2012 02:37 AM
root beer with alcohol? sublimenal General Beer Discussion 9 02-16-2010 12:56 PM
Why is the alcohol content of root beer so low? brewssuds Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 10-20-2008 04:44 PM
root beer MikeFlynn74 Recipes/Ingredients 11 12-06-2007 11:18 PM
Beer Equiment Vs. Root Beer Extract digdan General Techniques 4 07-15-2006 05:03 AM