Got the Rootbeer a'brewing...

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  1. seedspreader

    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    Made 3 batches of rootbeer tonight. Should be ready by the weekend.
     
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    WisJim Well-Known Member Supporter

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    We've got 4 carboys plus a couple of gallon jugs of cider fermenting, haven't made any root beer in awhile. We do make ginger ale on occassion, with fresh ginger, lemons, and pineapple in it.
    Do you make your root beer from scratch, or use a concentrate? We are always looking for different root beer recipes from basic ingredients.
     
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    pickapeppa Well-Known Member

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    If you need any taste testers for an objective opinion, I can pm you my address. :)

    Did you use the flavoring, or the long recipe? Is this your first time?
     
  5. seedspreader

    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    Nah, we just use the concentrate. One day I might go through the whole hard core thing with all those ingredients.
     
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    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    Nope, I did it for the first time a few months ago. Now I am an old pro...

    Ok, truly I am more of an "advanced" beginner... LOL.
     
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    Shygal Unreality star Supporter

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    Man, I love homemade rootbeer. What did you use for the bottles and caps?
     
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    Gee Whiz ZealYouthGuy. You are constantly doing something! Do you ever relax or sleep!!
     
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    WisJim Well-Known Member Supporter

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    We've made root beer by that method, also in larger batches, and also from herbs, spices, and roots. The ginger ale recipe on the site http://biology.clc.uc.edu/fankhauser/Cheese/Ginger_Ale_Ag0.htm
    is similar to what my son makes, although he usually makes 5 gallons and sometimes 10 gallons, and adds other fruits, etc., to it also.

    Interesting website--thanks!!
     
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    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    Meh, I haven't done ANYTHING today, I woke up around 11:00 (usually go to bed around 6am or so after I am done delivering papers) and have pretty much felt horrible. Sore throat, congestion and a cough. I am getting to the point that I am just going to hope everyone forgives me for the campout for the place not looking better...
     
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    Hope you feel better soon and can get some rest.

    BooBoo
     
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    mammabooh Metal melter Supporter

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    Well...for one thing, you MUST NOT drink any of the rootbeer. It will just make your cold worse. I'll drink it all for you this weekend to remove the temptation. Yes, I'm a very giving, selfless chick!
     
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    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    It is noble of you to throw yourself in harms way like that for me!
     
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    mammabooh Metal melter Supporter

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    Seriously, I'll bring you some of my homemade Supertonic. Have you ever had any of the stuff?
     
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    supertonic????
    whats that??

    Peace
     
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    mammabooh Metal melter Supporter

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    Garlic, onions, ginger, horseradish, hot peppers...all chopped up and steeped in a yummy bath of apple cider vinegar.
     
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    Hoo Wee Mamabooh! That sounds potent! :)

    Bob, I sure hope you feel better! Don't worry about how things look. Go to bed and get better so you can enjoy the weekend.
     
  20. Old John

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    Well, I'm an old Mead, Ale & Lager Brewer. And, for colds & Lower respiratory things we use Metheglin, an old Scottish Concoction, made from strong Mead, with the addition of Herbs, sometimes, Fennel, Yarrow, Anise, Cinnamon & Snakeroot. It tastes a lot better without the Snakeroot.
    But it is not nearly as efficacious.You also add more Honey & alcohol.
    We just warm up 4 oz. of Metheglin/Methlegin in a cup in the microwave,
    & Drink 'er down.
    I love Beers & Ales, but I like them flavored with Hops.

    I have a dear Friend & sworn Kinsman, who is a Brewer that likes to Brew as
    our Ancestors did. He makes wonderful Spruce Beer, Ginger Beer, and a few
    Herb Beers, that I'd as soon not drink.
    In one he uses Ground Ivy, OWKA, Gill of the Hill. It belongs to the Mint family.And, it gives the beer an interesting flavor. Some of his Beers, Ales & Lagers are Wonderful, Tasty experiences.


    Of course he & his DSW make all natural Root Beer, from scratch.

    Hail the Brewers! Brewing is a Great Art.
    Deja Brew!