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Old 09-15-2007, 11:45 PM   #1
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Probably not the right list but here goes....
Why does homemade root beer have such a small amount of alcohol????

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Old 09-16-2007, 12:41 AM   #2
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Are you asking why it has a small, or does the rootbeer you get come with alcohol?

Most home made soda has a small ammount of alcohol (minimal) due to adding yeast to get carbonation.
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:34 PM   #3
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exactly. yeast is added to carb the rootbeer, which creates a very small amount of alcohol...some like .like .2-.5% ABV.

in other words, a dose of NyQuil has about 4x the alcohol as a 12oz bottle of homemade rootbeer.
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:04 AM   #4
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If you are worried about the alcohol you can always force carbonate, this will leave you with zero alcohol.

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