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Old 08-16-2012, 03:09 AM   #1
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Just tasted a finished product from the Mr. root Beer kit I got and no one in the house liked it one bit. Tasted sour and very strong!

I followed the instructions to a tee and wonder what happened?
Could it just be the extract isn't to our liking?


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Old 08-16-2012, 03:37 AM   #2
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"Sour" and "strong" could indicate bacterial infection.

Also, I've found that taste can vary quite a bit across different brands of root beer extract. May just be one you don't like. My last batch of RB used Gnome brand -- pretty tasty.

Quite pleased with my last recipe. It's posted here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f95/root...recipe-297882/.


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Old 08-17-2012, 12:13 AM   #3
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Is extract the same as syrup? Im guessing maybe it's syrup minus the sugar? If I were to use syrup instead what would the process be?
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I have used the Mr. Root Beer kit before and it wasn't sour at all. It was so good that my boss at the time, a known root beer hater, said it was really good. I think he is right about contamination.
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