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Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by seedspreader, Oct 16, 2006.
Made 3 batches of rootbeer tonight. Should be ready by the weekend.
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.
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?
Nah, we just use the concentrate. One day I might go through the whole hard core thing with all those ingredients.
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.
Man, I love homemade rootbeer. What did you use for the bottles and caps?
Two litre bottles... a wonder of modern science!
and this recipe: http://biology.clc.uc.edu/fankhauser/Cheese/ROOTBEER_Jn0.htm
Thanks for the link. I just spent way too much time at that site, and see a few at home science projects in the making.
Gee Whiz ZealYouthGuy. You are constantly doing something! Do you ever relax or sleep!!
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.
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...
Hope you feel better soon and can get some rest.
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!
It is noble of you to throw yourself in harms way like that for me!
Seriously, I'll bring you some of my homemade Supertonic. Have you ever had any of the stuff?
Garlic, onions, ginger, horseradish, hot peppers...all chopped up and steeped in a yummy bath of apple cider vinegar.
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.
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.