Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Soda Making > Root Beer??? anyone?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-27-2009, 08:37 PM   #1
Grinder12000
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Grinder12000's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Columbus WI
Posts: 2,949
Liked 34 Times on 30 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default Root Beer??? anyone?

Where would I go to look into making RootBeer. is there a boil?? How hard is it??

__________________

Grinders Island Brewery - Pipeline

Bottled! Award winning East India Porter, Oatmeal Stout, Milk Stout, Saison fermenting at a nice controlled 85 degrees (up from 70) as it should be - weird isn't it.

Grinder12000 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2009, 08:42 PM   #2
flyangler18
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Hanover, PA
Posts: 5,679
Liked 26 Times on 26 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

I've never made rootbeer, but I have made ginger beer (soda) a few times. It's quite simple, and there's gobs of recipes floating around on the internet. Here's one I've made with great success:

This might help: Soda Making - Home Brew Forums

__________________
flyangler18 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2009, 08:45 PM   #3
Tonedef131
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Fort Wayne
Posts: 1,906
Liked 22 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Don't forget to change out the o-rings in your kegs after the root beer is gone. I know two people who have ruined entire batches of beer because they neglected to do so.

__________________
Tonedef131 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2009, 09:46 PM   #4
sirsloop
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: South River, NJ
Posts: 2,592
Liked 17 Times on 15 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tonedef131 View Post
Don't forget to change out the o-rings in your kegs after the root beer is gone. I know two people who have ruined entire batches of beer because they neglected to do so.
x2... and your beer lines
__________________
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~___//_ ____________________________~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~_/ [][]| | /```\/```\/```\/```\/```\ |~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~_/_______| |____NOW TRIPLE HOPPED______|~~~~~~~~~~
~~~___/[_]| 00 /| | \,,,/\,,,/\,,,/\,,,/\,,,/ |~~~~~~~~~~
~~|___|___|___/_| |___________________________|~~~~~~~~~~
~~|=(*)[________]==(*)(*)=| \________/=(*)(*)=|~~~~~~~~~~
sirsloop is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2009, 09:59 PM   #5
samc
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 5,420
Liked 54 Times on 51 Posts
Likes Given: 29

Default

My LHBS has a pretty good instruction sheet for soda making - just the facts
Bottling Soda Pop

__________________
samc is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2009, 11:05 PM   #6
Nurmey
I love making Beer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Nurmey's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 4,001
Liked 28 Times on 25 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Here you go. Everything you need to know about making root beer.

As part of a well rounded philosophy of life, I believe that it is important to never close out a day without learning a lesson. Today I was fortunate enough to have learned several, which I share with you now, in no particular order. For those who were unaware, Troy, April and I made some homemade Root Beer on Saturday.

  • Root Beer is sticky.
  • Before attempting to serve homemade Root Beer, it is important to have well constructed tapping gear.
  • 30 feet of hose connected to the tapper still produces pure foam at 40 PSI.
  • If you think the connection is tight enough, it isn’t.
  • 40 PSI is a lot.
  • The spectacle of a beer volcano (a good story in its own right) pales before the sheer awesome power of a Root Beer detonation.
  • My kitchen has many nooks and crannies where sticky stuff can drip.
  • My kitchen will forevermore smell of Root Beer.
  • The CSI shows are right. If a person’s body is in front of an explosion, you really can find a “blast shadow” where the body absorbed the impact, thus protecting things in the “shadow.”
  • Root Beer is cold.
  • 40 PSI, applied to a 5 gallon keg, is sufficient pressure to accelerate Root Beer to transonic speeds.
  • My butt will block a Root Beer detonation quite well.
  • Root Beer hurts.
  • Root Beer is sticky.
  • Root Beer is not recommended as a body wash.
  • Electronic items and Root Beer Bombs do not mix.
  • When cleaning Root Beer, do not stand in one place too long.
  • Root Beer dries FAST.
  • Root Beer, when dried, can be used as a virtually indestructible cement.
  • Aerospace firms should investigate the sticky power of Root Beer for purposes of bonding composite parts of high-performance aircraft.
  • Root Beer adheres to socks just as well as to shoes.
  • Do not plan on getting anything else done on a day when you have a Root Beer Bomb.
  • My refrigerator needed new art work anyway.
  • If you are going to have a Root Beer explosion you will be very lucky if, by pure chance, you are standing next to the keg when it happens.
  • If, by chance, you are not standing next to it, the Root Beer will KEEP exploding until the CO2 runs out.
  • The CO2 will NOT run out if the pressure canister is still attached to the keg.
  • 40 PSI is a lot.
  • Once you have done the dishes and they are dry, put them away immediately. That way you won’t have to wash them again should a Root Beer Bomb detonate in your kitchen.
  • Burning Root Beer does not smell as good as you might think or hope.
  • It is impossible to get ALL the Root Beer off of electric burners.
  • Burning Root Beer generates smoke.
  • I’m not even sure I like Root Beer.
__________________
Batch 1 Brewing
The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.
Nurmey is offline
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2009, 11:15 PM   #7
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 61,014
Liked 4449 Times on 3239 Posts
Likes Given: 866

Default

Being as childish as I am, I laughed again at Nurmey's root beer experience.

I'm not a huge root beer fan, but we've had good luck. Well, except for the root beer jello (too much maltodextrine, apparently) that is. An extract, some sugar, and either yeast or a keg set up is all you need!

__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2009, 11:29 PM   #8
Nurmey
I love making Beer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Nurmey's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 4,001
Liked 28 Times on 25 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Funny thing is we will be making it again this weekend. We will however make SURE the taps are attached with very good clamps.

__________________
Batch 1 Brewing
The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.
Nurmey is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-28-2009, 02:13 AM   #9
Hammy71
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Hammy71's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: , Maryland, The Tax Me State
Posts: 5,591
Liked 410 Times on 315 Posts
Likes Given: 614

Default

The kegging sounds scary....I think I'll just stick with just bottling my root beer. Kids love having some of Daddy's "brew". No boil... just extract, sugar, yeast....wait 3 weeks...

__________________
Hammy71 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-03-2009, 06:30 PM   #10
Hetuck
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Oldsmar, FL
Posts: 40
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nurmey View Post
Funny thing is we will be making it again this weekend. We will however make SURE the taps are attached with very good clamps.

Nurm.....your root beer experience nearly caused me to hydrate my monitor with the orange juice I was trying to drink while reading.

Just remember next time you make root beer....if you think the seals are tight enough, they're not
__________________
Hetuck 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
root beer saskman General Chit Chat 14 02-11-2008 05:03 AM
Root Beer chione Recipes/Ingredients 9 12-21-2007 10:21 PM
Root Beer N/A smoke76 Recipes/Ingredients 3 08-11-2007 02:03 PM
Root Beer Todd General Beer Discussion 11 06-19-2007 05:43 PM
Beer Equiment Vs. Root Beer Extract digdan General Techniques 4 07-15-2006 05:03 AM