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Old Fashioned Root Beer Extract


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Yields four gallons; recipe included with extract gives ingredient proportions for any increment.


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Yields four gallons; recipe included with extract gives ingredient proportions for any increment.

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So good. Just as good as when mom made it when I was growing up.
June 30, 2017
10 months ago
Great as always
Always tasty, always consistant, nice head, and quick service.
April 6, 2017
1 year ago
Great Products
Made a couple batches of soft root beer works great
May 29, 2016
The grandson and brew itt together he loves it
March 23, 2016
The best rootbeer loved by all who had it!!
We used this and mixed the sugars, per some reviews we read, we used honey, brown sugar, and white sugar. I don't even like root beer usually, it is my last choice as a soda. I will even choose water over it, but this is delicious, old fashioned and you know exactly what is in it unlike commercial soda! Will make it all the time for people who won't want to drink beer and have it in our 5 tap dispenser.
January 17, 2016
Come on folks-- Dising this is like saying that you do not like the vanilla in your cookies. You can use this as a fantastic INGREDIENT to make your own recipe. What you add to the recipe is what makes it great. Do some research on Root Beer and you will be very happy.
June 14, 2014
Good flavor, no fizz
Good flavor, no fizz. I made this with the kids the other day. They were very excited. It took about 4 days for the bottles to be nice and firm. When I opened one, I heard the realease of air I was looking for, but there was very little head when I poured a glass. The whole family tried a drink, and it was closer to the flavor of rootbeer I remember having as a kid. I will try this again to see if I did something wrong with the carbonation though.
April 7, 2014
You all must look at this as an ingredient, just like salt or flour. It is a flavoring product and if you work up a recipe that includes this product, it can make a very acclaimed product. I sell the Root Beer and it is and always has been fantastic.
March 21, 2014
did not like.
I made it three different ways, and I did not like the taste. I also had a hard time carbonating the root beer
January 3, 2011
N'y'avais pas le gout que j'm souvienne
Disappointed. Having made root beer all my love, hoped that this extract would replace the loss of Hires' Extract. T'aint so. Very medicinal. Have the Sass. Extract as well, but don't want to waste time and sugar on a product that, atleast for me, is below par. :(
September 23, 2010
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What do i need to carbonate the batch? I brew beer all the time but I have never brewed root beer. Do I need to add something to the extract before I bottle?
A shopper on Jul 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This extract when finished is very similar to a an extremely low gravity beer. To make the root beer you will need not only the extract but some sugar, any other spices you are planning to add and some yeast. I do not recall what strain I used but, you want to pick one that's just going to give you some carbonation without producing an excess amount of alcohol unless of course you are going for a true root beer. But to answer your question in short, to carbonate it you just pour your root beer into a bottle with some yeast and let it ferment for a day or two.
Does this recipe have caffeine or is it caffeine free?
A shopper on Mar 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This extract is caffeine free. That is only a commercial additive.
What are the ingredients to the extract?
W H on Aug 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This extract contains: Natural and Imitation flavors, caramel color, gum acacia, water , citric and ascorbic acid, natural quillaia extract, Preserved with sorbic & sodium benzoate
What are the ingredients?
W H on Aug 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Are you looking for the ingredients of the extract or the additions to the extract to make the finished soda?
First let me say I'm brand new to home brewing. That being said, how long does it take to 'brew' a batch of this root beer? Also, would it be a good test run at $8 rather than $40+ for beer extracts to get used to the process? Thanks, Mike
B O on May 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The root beer would be ready very quickly, though I don't believe it would be a good test run for beer. The process isn't all that similar and the root beer will leave a scent in any plastic items it comes in contact with. I would try a 1 gallon beer kit if you were looking to give beer brewing a shot. It's the same process just scaled down.

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