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Old 10-20-2013, 05:23 PM   #1
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Default Anyone in Canada brewing root beer from scratch?

Having issues finding suppliers for ingredients. The ones I can find are sold in massive amounts. Just want to try it out before I go buying large amounts...


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Old 10-22-2013, 07:03 PM   #2
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Hey rocketsan --- really depends. which end of the country are you from.......I'm from Alberta and have found some ingredients at a local store called Nutters. You can also try "bulk Barn" but i'm not sure if you have those kinds of stores where you are from.


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Old 10-23-2013, 01:03 AM   #3
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Bulk barn sells sarsaparilla and sassafras?
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:39 AM   #4
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I've been brewing it for a couple of years, getting the ingredients from the local natural foods hippie store. Wintergreen seems to be hard to find in a nice fresh state, I think because it is not used in much else than root beer. Sassafras, sarsaparilla, licorice, all widely available. I've also used chicory, dandelion root, orris root, astragalus root, ashwagandha root, angelica root, and a few others, all pretty available. You could also try web sources such as Wild Weeds or Mountain Rose Herbs.
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