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Gnome Draft Style Root Beer


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4 oz packet, yields between 5 and 10 gallons of soda, depending on how strong you want the soda to taste.


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Gnome Draft Style Root Beer

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4 oz packet, yields between 5 and 10 gallons of soda, depending on how strong you want the soda to taste.

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Now the kids have a brew to enjoy!
Made this with a reviewer's recipe of the whole 4 oz packet, 2 lbs sugar, 2 lbs brown sugar, & 1 lb light karo syrup. Kegged it at 35 psi for 24 hours. My kids love it. It will be a regular tap on our keezer.
April 14, 2017
1 year ago
Nailed it first time out!
We made the entire 4 oz packet in a 5 gallon corny. Used 1 teaspoon Mexican vanilla, 2lb white and 2lb brown sugar. 1lb Karo light syrup. Mixed it all and placed it in the keezer at 30 PSI for two days shaking every now and then. Very good flavor with a nice clean finish. I plan to keep one of these on tap all the time.
Gnome Draft very good!
Gnome Draft very good!
January 30, 2017
I have been using this flavoring for the past couple years and it has been amazing and delicious every time
February 26, 2016
Amazing First Time Out!
We purchased the Gnome Draft Style Root Beer and a dedicated bucket etc. for the 12 year old and ran into problems. We didn't realize this would require yeast, so we gambled and purchased Fleishmann's Active Dry Yeast at the local grocery store and only used about a teaspoon. We also used 5 lbs of simple white cane sugar along with 12 ounces of Karo light corn syrup. Other than that, we followed the directions to produce 5 gallons of root beer. After bottling using 22 oz bottles we allowed it to rest for 6 days prior to refrigeration. It then refrigerated for nine days before we attempted to drink it. It produced a DARK caramel foam and delicious root beer! After I post this review, ordering two more bags! :)
January 1, 2016
Great Quality Root Beer
Easy to brew, great taste. Very flavorful! Plan to use this in the future!
January 26, 2014
can be awsome
Made the first batch, it was very weak. Tasted like a watered down soda. The second batch I used 4 lbs sugar, 1 lbs brown sugar, and one tbls vanilla and the 4 oz extract. I topped off to 4 gl. Its tasting better but I may back off to 3.5 gls of water next time. After that rating may improve. However this 4 oz extract packet, in my opinion, will not make 5 - 10 gallons of soda.
August 4, 2013
Seems a little weak in taste
I used the whole package for 5 gallons. Added 2 lbs of sugar, 2 lbs of brown sugar and 1 lb of light Kayro syrup. 5 gallons of water. And added yeast. I put in brown 12 oz bottles. Make sure you put in the fridge after 2 or 3 days or your going to have some root beer bottle bombs on your hands and a mess to clean up. Maybe this batch will get better with time. Plenty of carbonation for sure.
September 19, 2012
Great tasting, old style root beer.
I made a 5 gallon corny. Used entire package of extract, 2lbs granulated sugar, 2lbs brown sugar, and 1lb of light kayro syrup. Put 35 PSI on it for twenty four hours and poured into frosted mug. This has gotten many compliments. Some said it reminded them of the old A & W style root beer.
May 21, 2012
Mix it up
I've made this twice. The first time was great. The second time was better! I Used all 4 oz of concentrate for a 5 gal corny keg and force carbed. The 2nd batch i made i replaced 1 pound of sugar with Brown sugar (using regular sugar for the rest of the required amount) It came out very good. Next time i will experiment with honey.
October 25, 2010
I don't know if this is a consistent product. The first time I used it, I used the entire package, then had to dump out 1/2 the keg and refill with water to get the over-potent flavor down to a manageable level. The second time I used it, I put in about 3/4 of the package (remembering how potent it was) and it turned out tasting very watered down and undrinkable. When the concentration is right, the flavor is good, but I'm not impressed by the variability and I feel this makes it an impractical choice.
August 10, 2010
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Do the ingredients contain caffeine?
A shopper on Dec 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not a chemist, and there is no ingredient listing on the package. I cannot detect caffeine, but I cannot say for certain. It would be nice if the manufacturers did a better job listing ingredients. I do love this product, though!
According to the directions it requires yeast. What is the preferred yeast to use?
J O on Dec 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I keg my root beer and charge it with CO2 so I have never used yeast but I thought the package said use a champagne yeast. As a side note, charging root beer takes longer than charging beer.
Does gnome use artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives in making this extract?
F A on Dec 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Ingredients:
Caramel color
Natural and artificial flavorings
Proplyne glycol
May contain sulfites
Are there recipe directions included with the packet? Several of the reviews have suggested recipes but why isn't there a recipe listed on the NB webpage as with all beers?
Steve G on Dec 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There is a recipe on the package. This is just the root beer soda extract, not a kit put together by Northern Brewer. It requires added sugar, water, and also yeast if you plan on carbonating it in bottles.
Directions for yeast carbonation states this makes 2.5 gallons of root beer. However your website states it makes 5 to 10 gallons. Should I double the yeast and sugar for 5 gallons?
B E on Jun 17, 2016

Thanks for contacting us! I was able to find the directions that you're referring to. I would double the sugar, but you may not need need to double the yeast. Let me know if you have further questions!
We are wanting to make 5 gallons of soda syrup. Basically a bag-in-box set up. Does anyone know what the instructions would be for this?.
L A on Mar 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If you're looking for a non-alcoholic rootbeer, this syrup can be mixed with water and kegged. If you're looking for a hard root-beer, you can follow a recipe similar to our "Bastard Stepson Rootbeer" kit

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