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Old 04-25-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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So I'm attempting a hard root beer experiment (2 gallons). I started with a traditional root beer from extract and made it the way the directions called for. I then cooled it down, placed it in my carboy, added 2 cups of DME, and plan to back sweeten it with 20 or so root beer barrels candy melted down into a syrup. See what I got after a few weeks and possibly bottle it or dump it.



 
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:55 PM   #2
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That could be amazing!



 
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:12 PM   #3
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Yea I hope! I love me some root beer and beer too. I will definitely post some results. Right now it's chugging away in my carboy.

 
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:32 PM   #4
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yea i hope! I love me some root beer and beer too. I will definitely post some results. Right now it's chugging away in my carboy.


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Old 04-25-2012, 10:48 PM   #5
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Nice and brown

 
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:55 PM   #6
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Nice and brown


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This is the extract on the right I started with and the candy I'm going to use in my secondary. I probably won't have to worry about carbonation in my bottles after adding the candy will I?

 
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:17 PM   #7
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What yeast are you using on this?

 
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:55 PM   #8
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What yeast are you using on this?
You know what I'm not happy to admit this but...some fleishmans bread yeast I was desperate and it is an experiment so...I did place an order with northern brewer and have some yeasts and auto siphon on the way.

 
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:43 PM   #9
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My hard root beer 12 pack. It defiantly tastes like a root beer and has a pretty high alcohol content! Just bottled today will keep posted

 
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:12 PM   #10
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you added the syrup when you bottled?
i think youre going to have to be really really careful with those...

over pressurized glass vessels are fun!


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