Exploding Root Beer

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8gallonalchemy

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Every recipe for root beer I've ever seen says to bottle it pretty much immediately. This always results in some... vigorous... beverages. Should I let it sit in a fermenter for a couple weeks before I bottle it?
 

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I get that, but how do I keep from losing half of the product because if flew out of the bottle before I could drink it.
Once you bottle it, bottle a few in plastic bottles at the same time. When those bottles get hard, put the root beer in a very cold place like a fridge to slow down the carbonation.
 

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You need to let it ferment out. However, as you let it sit longer, it will create alcohol.

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