So I decided on a whim to make some homemade soda for the first time. I used some Watkins rootbeer extract I got from the grocery store. And made up my other ingredients.
59ml rootbeer extract(the whole bottle)
2 tablespoons pure vanilla
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/8 cup molasses
1/8 tsp ground cinimon
A dash of ginger powder
1.5 gallons of water
Boiled all ingredients together for 15 min then put it in an ice bath to pitch yeast. it turned out much lighter than I expected but no biggie.
I reused yeast from a batch of cider I did a little while back. I didn't have any yeast nutrient on hand when I harvested the yeast last Week so I just made up some sugar water to hold me over.
Here is the real question: what the heck is This floaty crap? It isn't
The yeastIs it? It seems really dark and when I shake it real hard it doesn't break up much.
This is about 18 hours since I bottled the stuff.
Everything was either boiled or sanitized with the exception of the yeast. The yeast was originally dried champaign yeast.
Most are in very dark pet bottles and all but one seem to have this same gunk.