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  • I'm learning to brew home made root beer and other beverages. This seemed like the best site for resources I've found so far. I've taken to drinking home made rootbeer and look forward to testing recipes and money willing, forced carbonation.
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  • I've always wanted to try and make home made root beer (yeast fermented via concentrate). Recently I bit the bullet and got a basic setup which includes 48 plastic PETN bottles and caps, a very large bucket, and some different root beer flavors. I've mucked about with the standard extract recipes and recently ventured into testing some different sugars and even adding vanilla to see if the wife would like it; my daughter loves all the tasting!
  • I want to learn different recipes for root beer and learn new recipes for different sodas and soft drinks. I'm fairly excited at this because my family likes soda and I enjoy tinkering.
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  • Posted in thread: Sparkling Juice on 12-23-2016 at 05:34 PM
    I do this with apple juice. The kids love it. I bought a carbonator cap and will fill up a 2L
    bottle with the juice and get it pretty chill.I'll hit it with 30psi and have the kids shake it
    for a minu...

  • Posted in thread: First rootbeer Corny on 12-09-2016 at 04:23 PM
    So I took the leap and did my first root beer keg.5 gallons of Royal Root Beer extract, plain
    white sugar, and water. Heated up water and sugar on the stove to dissolve the sugar; added
    extract and su...

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Kettle Giveaway on 08-10-2016 at 04:47 PM
    almost there - posted!

  • Posted in thread: Soft Soda Souring? on 07-12-2016 at 07:44 PM
    Hey MichiganMan sorry for the realy late reply.... I like those bottles they are good but these
    are the ones I use (I can recap them more easily -- growler style). No they dont have to be the
    same siz...

  • Posted in thread: Soft Soda Souring? on 06-19-2016 at 06:15 AM
    Really good questions; I haven't mastered the art of telling when the glass is fully carbonated
    as of yet; So I still tend to do one in the plastic bottle. I figure once that one is hard I
    will chill ...

  • Posted in thread: Soft Soda Souring? on 06-08-2016 at 05:27 PM
    When i carb my rootbeer I find that I have better results using 1) glass bottlesand2) champagne
    yeastFWIW and YMMV the champagne yeast seems to lend itself to a more crisp flavour. The glass
    bottles h...

  • Posted in thread: Olde Fashioned Raspberry - on 02-18-2016 at 09:51 PM
    You've always go great suggestions. I'll hit it up with some lemon juice. My main concern was
    that I let the bottles sit too long and increased the alcohol content Which in my case would
    not be welcom...

  • Posted in thread: Olde Fashioned Raspberry - on 02-18-2016 at 05:53 AM
    So I just did up a batch of old fashioned style Raspberry soda. i made about 14L with around 8
    Cups of sugar ......... this batch was a huge batch IMO but hey its okay. I carbonated with
    champagne yea...

  • Posted in thread: Keg Carbing - Cold Question / CO2 on 12-14-2015 at 06:14 PM
    Okay so I have a question.....I'm going to be kegging something but I need it cold. If i
    remember my chemistry correctly if I cool my co2 I'm going to lose volume correct? How is it
    then that I can ke...

  • Posted in thread: Things Carbonated on 12-01-2015 at 04:33 PM
    I can honestly say that this is something I hadn't considered. I am going to have to try this
    in some variation or other as I do love me a frosty!Carbonating chocolate milk and then
    freezing it = Wend...

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