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Forum: Soda Making 04-24-2014, 11:20 PM
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Posted By Crazy8
I'm sorry I don't. Since I do the size batches I...

I'm sorry I don't. Since I do the size batches I do, measurements seemed like the way to go. Sorry.:(
Forum: Soda Making 12-24-2013, 08:14 PM
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Posted By Crazy8
* Heat up a stock pot of water to 190 degrees. ...

* Heat up a stock pot of water to 190 degrees.
* When 190 is reached then turn the heat off.
* Add bottles of root beer to the pot but do not crowd to much. I do about 3-4 bottles at a time.
*...
Forum: Soda Making 12-23-2013, 07:01 PM
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Posted By Crazy8
I myself have never tried it and not sure why you...

I myself have never tried it and not sure why you would want to do it, but if your looking at stopping the fermentation when you reach the level of carbonation you want, simply pasteurizing will do...
Forum: Soda Making 10-15-2013, 08:01 PM
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Posted By Crazy8
Well, depends how you look at it. Yeast eats...

Well, depends how you look at it. Yeast eats sugar and then turns the sugar into CO2 and Alcohol. Alcoholic beverages, made with yeast, sit for long periods of time to increase the alcohol content....
Forum: Soda Making 10-14-2013, 01:28 PM
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Posted By Crazy8
This is exactly what I use. When I was first...

This is exactly what I use. When I was first starting I came across recipes that were saying to just use yeast you find in the grocery store. Man was that a bad idea. I cant stand the taste of beer...
Forum: Soda Making 10-14-2013, 01:24 PM
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Posted By Crazy8
Oh yeah, I wasn't sure if that's the way you were...

Oh yeah, I wasn't sure if that's the way you were going with it:D Yes any fermentable sugar will be eaten by the yeast. So yes you would be correct. If hes not using yeast then he may want to...
Forum: Soda Making 10-13-2013, 02:10 AM
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Posted By Crazy8
There is no correlation between the honey and...

There is no correlation between the honey and yeast. The honey is added to add another flavor to the brew. You could still cut back on the honey if you so chose depending on your tastes. Unless of...
Forum: Soda Making 10-03-2013, 01:36 PM
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Posted By Crazy8
So then just so I understand you correctly, you...

So then just so I understand you correctly, you are using the recipe in this thread on post #7 which was my first reply in this thread correct? :D
If that's the case then this is the recipe I...
Forum: Soda Making 10-02-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 108
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Posted By Crazy8
So lets do this. Ill see if I can alter this to a...

So lets do this. Ill see if I can alter this to a more updated version of what I have.

Ingredients:
8 Qts. Water
24 oz. Honey
3 Star Anise (I no longer use)
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/4 cp. Sarsaparilla...
Forum: Soda Making 10-01-2013, 02:45 PM
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Posted By Crazy8
I dont recall with out going back to look, which...

I dont recall with out going back to look, which Ill admit Im a little lazy to do right now, but are you using the exact recipe I posted up or have you made alterations to it? If you have made...
Forum: Soda Making 09-30-2013, 01:17 PM
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Posted By Crazy8
I apologize it is actually 4oz that I use for a 3...

I apologize it is actually 4oz that I use for a 3 gallon batch. However I do believe that when I very fist started I was using substantially more. I just remember it tasting awful and being way to...
Forum: Soda Making 09-27-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By Crazy8
Well since I do it after 4-6 days of total...

Well since I do it after 4-6 days of total fermentation it leaves me a nicely carbed beverage and it kills the yeast so that they dont stay active and eventually make bottle bombs...lol The result is...
Forum: Soda Making 09-26-2013, 06:11 PM
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Posted By Crazy8
Yeah, I let mine ferment for about 2-3 days...

Yeah, I let mine ferment for about 2-3 days depending on when my test 2 liter bottle is telling me its done. Then I transfer all the carboys and bottles into the fridge for another 2-3 days. A third...
Forum: Soda Making 09-25-2013, 03:24 PM
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Views: 479
Posted By Crazy8
Vanilla extract, like most, is using alcohol to...

Vanilla extract, like most, is using alcohol to extract the flavors from a particular source. Vanilla flavoring is different. I would even say that it has more vanilla flavor than extract which is...
Forum: Soda Making 09-24-2013, 01:40 PM
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Posted By Crazy8
Well this doesn't look bad to me. So in essence...

Well this doesn't look bad to me. So in essence you're starting the makings of a Sarsaparilla drink. I have eliminated vanilla bean in my root bear in place of vanilla flavoring. If you're looking to...
Forum: Soda Making 09-10-2013, 10:15 PM
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Posted By Crazy8
Yeah I love the smell of my house after I brew....

Yeah I love the smell of my house after I brew. Its absolutely sweet and wonderful. Its a great thing. :)
Forum: Soda Making 09-10-2013, 01:44 PM
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Posted By Crazy8
Well the next possible option is to maybe buy...

Well the next possible option is to maybe buy from a source online and see if there is a difference in taste. I know it is more expensive at other places outside of ebay, but I would think those that...
Forum: Soda Making 09-09-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 108
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Posted By Crazy8
Well I don't really know anything like that. I...

Well I don't really know anything like that. I was using the summer/winter info as if you were harvisting it yourself. I always order from Mountain Rose Herbs or Herbco.com
Forum: Soda Making 09-08-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 108
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Posted By Crazy8
Well sadly Sassafras doesn't grow up here in the...

Well sadly Sassafras doesn't grow up here in the frozen tundra of Minnesota so I order mine online. But as I have stated before, based on what I have heard and of course results may vary, that...
Forum: Soda Making 09-04-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 22,643
Posted By Crazy8
To be honest, when I sanitize, I do everything...

To be honest, when I sanitize, I do everything all at once. So I will pour the sanstar into my ale pale along with my measuring cups, funnel, etc. Then I will start filling the bottles one by one...
Forum: Soda Making 09-01-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 22,643
Posted By Crazy8
This is where using a protein based cleaner and...

This is where using a protein based cleaner and sanitizer is awesome. You don't have to rinse, its actually best if you dont, and the yeast feed off the protein. :) Its win win.
Forum: Soda Making 08-28-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By Crazy8
I use 4oz for a 3 gallon batch.

I use 4oz for a 3 gallon batch.
Forum: Soda Making 08-28-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 108
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Posted By Crazy8
Awesome. Yeah I may have to try the moss this...

Awesome. Yeah I may have to try the moss this weekend if my other hobbies will allow me to. I'm very curious how much clearing up I can do and if it will affect flavor at all.
Forum: Soda Making 08-28-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 108
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Posted By Crazy8
Well with Carboys, I will rotate them 3 times in...

Well with Carboys, I will rotate them 3 times in three different positions and shake for 10 seconds on each position...so 30 seconds for carboys. Bottles I will shake for about 10-15 seconds.
Forum: Soda Making 08-28-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 22,339
Posted By Crazy8
Yes I get the root bits (Cut and sifted), not...

Yes I get the root bits (Cut and sifted), not powder. So thats what I would recommend using. I have never tried powder, but I feel the root pieces would be easier to work with.

I do use...
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