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Forum: Soda Making 05-21-2009, 04:37 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By wilbanba
i just scored some in the off-season (not...

i just scored some in the off-season (not christmas)
good stuff really
sugar malt hops coloring and flavoring (tastes like fig or prune or pear)
ill take a look at the label and try to hack it out...
Forum: Soda Making 05-21-2009, 04:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 42,469
Posted By wilbanba
try xylitol instead of sugar as it has fewer...

try xylitol instead of sugar as it has fewer calories/gram and will help drop the calorie count per bottle or serving

fyi yest doesnt feed on xylitol well so a ratio of 1:1 xylitol:sucrose should...
Forum: Soda Making 05-21-2009, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,496
Posted By wilbanba
welcome to the root beer HB world ive made too...

welcome to the root beer HB world
ive made too much root beer to count (or digest)
here are my suggestions:
1. root beer is best made with a blend of sugars but to understand this make batches...
Forum: Soda Making 04-09-2009, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,623
Posted By wilbanba
i make glogg throughout the holidays and the...

i make glogg throughout the holidays and the drinks are related but not quite the same
you can buy the commercial version of julmust at ikea usually in their cafeteria/food store
you can also get...
Forum: Soda Making 03-09-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,500
Posted By wilbanba
i use it exclusively for my root beer i get a...

i use it exclusively for my root beer
i get a 5lb bag at costco and its way cheaper than the 1lb packs at the local grocer
Forum: Soda Making 03-09-2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,491
Posted By wilbanba
you can also post them in the Soda Jerks group

just make sure you put "Recipe - " at the beginning of the thread title and mind your manners...
everyone is welcome

http://groups.homebrewtalk.com/The_Soda_Jerks
Forum: Soda Making 02-25-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 658
Posted By wilbanba
everyone is welcome

come check it out and join
i welcome your interest
Forum: Soda Making 02-22-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,438
Posted By wilbanba
fleishmans bakers yeast

cheap when bought in bulk
i use it for root beer
i get a brick of it and it lasts for years
Forum: Soda Making 02-19-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 658
Posted By wilbanba
New HBT group - The Soda Jerks

check it out
i just created it
ice cream input also welcome (as per the tradition)
cheers

http://groups.homebrewtalk.com/The_Soda_Jerks
Forum: Soda Making 02-18-2009, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,052
Posted By wilbanba
first guess would be sanitation. how did you...

first guess would be sanitation. how did you sanitize and sterilize the bottles?

second guess is seals. is there an airtight seal? did the bottlecaps get fouled in some way?

third guess is...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 02-13-2009, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,019
Posted By wilbanba
http://www.armouryinaction.co.uk/media/shotguns/sa...

http://www.armouryinaction.co.uk/media/shotguns/sawnoffdb.jpg

id 'cartoonize' this graphic
very inspiring
maybe make a skull tipped forward with the shotties as crossbones...
Forum: Soda Making 02-12-2009, 04:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,003
Posted By wilbanba
nice one i like it. very old school.

nice one i like it. very old school.
Forum: Soda Making 02-11-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,746
Posted By wilbanba
you dont have to hydrate, it depends on the yeast...

you dont have to hydrate, it depends on the yeast you are using. if its dehyrated yeast you should hydrate so that the cell walls of the yeast can function properly. if its a liquid yeast this is...
Forum: Soda Making 02-11-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,003
Posted By wilbanba
nice work mind sharing the recipe over PM? i...

nice work
mind sharing the recipe over PM?
i am interested in going scratch but need an established recipe first.
Forum: Soda Making 02-11-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By wilbanba
simple really buy extract follow included...

simple really

buy extract
follow included directions
vary with experience

its the best way to start

Root Beer Recipe (http://loisprilla.org/My_Homepage_Files/Page43.html)
Forum: Soda Making 02-11-2009, 01:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,003
Posted By wilbanba
thats awesome, would you mind sharing your...

thats awesome, would you mind sharing your recipe? i can send you mine for swap. i am interested in getting into fresh herbs/roots but need a good tested recipe to start. cheers.
Forum: Soda Making 02-10-2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,003
Posted By wilbanba
anyone making root beer with herbs/roots?

im considering trying some old recipes. is anyone currently using herbs/roots for their root beer recipes such as sassafras, sarsaparilla, wintergreen, wild cherry, birch, etc.?
Forum: Soda Making 02-10-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,746
Posted By wilbanba
thats a lot of RB at once, 14 L wow! what recipe...

thats a lot of RB at once, 14 L wow! what recipe did you use, the rainbow recipe that comes with the extract? i also find that i get much better results when i hydrate the yeast for 20 mins before...
Forum: Soda Making 02-09-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,746
Posted By wilbanba
id shake a few and if they get hard after it...

id shake a few and if they get hard after it means co2 is coming out of solution which means they are fermenting - just dont open!
dont panic its just root beer
how many 2L did you make?
i store...
Forum: Soda Making 02-07-2009, 12:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,357
Posted By wilbanba
turbo yeast and root beer

anyone tried this to get it to ferment quick and avoid waiting?
Forum: Soda Making 02-06-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 575
Posted By wilbanba
root beer / time

nevermind i guess nobody is interested
Forum: DIY Projects 02-06-2009, 05:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,588
Posted By wilbanba
to chill it - make a styrofoam/fan 'swamp...

to chill it -

make a styrofoam/fan 'swamp cooler' with dry ice or bags of ice cubes (fan in the lid, ice in the cooler and tube out the side) and connect to your rig with the same dia pvc but...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 02-06-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By wilbanba
Root beer label

nevermind i changed it
Forum: Soda Making 02-05-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,573
Posted By wilbanba
uber selection of soda syrup

espresso and coffee flavor syrups already have a hearty load of sugar
just cut with water and add yeast
a starting ratio of 1:1 syrup:water sounds good but might need more water for strong flavors...
Forum: Soda Making 02-05-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 989
Posted By wilbanba
found it using search pure xylitol doesnt...

found it using search
pure xylitol doesnt ferment
1:1 with sugar does
and of course all sugar does
although their methods seemed less than precise ill accept the outcome for now
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