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  • Posted in thread: 1 Oz birch bark makes? on 10-24-2013 at 01:29 AM
    Birch bark is $8.00/lb at I guess it may not be black birch, but I'm sure it makes
    a tasty beverage. :)You can make a tincture with plain ol' 80 proof vodka.

  • Posted in thread: Brewing hard root beer with grog on 10-24-2013 at 01:16 AM
    I probably have my terms mixed up, but I'm referring to all the ingredient/plant matter used
    for the root beer flavoring ie. roots, beans, herbs etc... The question is, do you leave it in
    during ferme...

  • Posted in thread: Vernors recipe?? on 10-17-2013 at 04:21 AM
    I've been thinking since you asked this question, and doing sniff tests of the syrup as it
    matures. There is definitely too much lemon in the recipe.So I have modified the post with my
    recipe, removin...

  • Posted in thread: Sassafras/sarsaparilla root beer recipe? on 10-14-2013 at 05:46 PM
    The real way to determine the sugar used would be to take a specific gravity before and after
    carbonation. As far as the yeast flavor is concerned I thought most people used champaign yeast
    which is p...

  • Posted in thread: Sassafras/sarsaparilla root beer recipe? on 10-13-2013 at 07:26 PM
    There is no correlation between the honey and yeast.Well, for the 2-3 days you are fermenting,
    the yeast is eating the honey and brown sugar and reducing the overall sweetness of the root
    beer (and cr...

  • Posted in thread: Vernors recipe?? on 10-13-2013 at 07:12 PM
    I didn't make it to the LHBS this weekend to get the oak. When I do though, I'm thinking of
    making a tincture and then blending in the oak flavor instead of directly oaking the syrup.

  • Posted in thread: Sassafras/sarsaparilla root beer recipe? on 10-13-2013 at 01:41 AM
    If I am planning on making this to force carb using a Tap-a-Draft is there any reason to
    include the raisins?, also would I want to cut back on the honey since I will not be using any
    yeast?I haven't ...

  • Posted in thread: Vernors recipe?? on 10-12-2013 at 02:54 AM
    Thanks for the recipe. I'll give it a shot hopefully this weekend. Do you think the lemon oil
    is necessary?

  • Posted in thread: Small Pimpin' (a table saison) on 04-30-2013 at 02:05 PM
    Intentionally underpitching has many many more negative outcomes than positive ones. You should
    be pitching an appropriate amount of yeast at all times. The yeast will produce the right
    flavor at the ...

  • Posted in thread: Saison de Brew on 04-30-2013 at 01:40 PM
    Thanks for the detail; it definitely helps. I'm formulating my first Saison recipe and looking
    at what everyone else is doing. The process is much more important with this style. I like your