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Old 06-13-2013, 11:25 PM   #1
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Default Hard Root Beer recipe

-Primary-
1 tsp yeast nutrient
1/2 tsp yeast energizer
4 oz brown sugar
1 pound light DME
Nottingham Ale Yeast

-Secondary-
1 split vanilla bean
4 oz brown sugar
5 1/2oz honey
2 tbsp root beer extract (McCormick)

This is for a one gallon test batch. i was going to let it ferment in the primary until it was dry, stabilize, and then add to secondary. Ill be starting the recipe this weekend.

I was thinking about adding 8 oz lactose to secondary as well to try to get a "root beer float" flavor.

Any thoughts of additions/edits to the recipe?


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Old 06-13-2013, 11:59 PM   #2
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looks good. i added dandelion root from my backyard to mine. i added 1 whole plant root for 1 gal. try adding hops too it worked well with my root beer.


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Old 06-14-2013, 01:37 AM   #3
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This sounds really cool. Keep us posted on how it turns out!
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:51 AM   #4
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Very interested how this one turns out!
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:23 AM   #5
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I subscribed. Looking forward to reports. Love me some root beer
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:36 AM   #6
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What kind of hops did you use aeviaanah? I was thinking of something more earthy like Mt. hood or Willamette. I guess if I just used the dandelions instead of hops I could always just have it as a gruit.

Ill definatly be posting results as I go, if I tweak the recipe at all ill post a final recipe when it's done.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:18 AM   #7
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:55 PM   #8
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Just an update
I started the batch last night, the ingredients I used are-

1 tsp yeast nutrient
1/2 tsp yeast energizer
4 oz brown sugar
4 oz lactose
1 pound light DME
Nottingham Ale Yeast

It's basically the same as I originally planned on with the addition of 4oz lactose. The fermentation went crazy, glad I put an overflow on it. My hydrometer was broken (dropped it while I was moving my supplies to kitchen) so I don't know what the OG is. Will update in about a week when I transfer to secondary or if anything out of the ordinary occurs.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:34 AM   #9
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:15 PM   #10
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I'll be watching for the outcome.


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