Beer Beverages Roots
Last updated 6/12/2012 12:44:04 AM. Recipe ID 3371. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Root beer
Yield: 24 Servings
5 qt Water
1/2 oz Burdock root, dried
1/2 oz Sarsaparilla root, dried
1/2 oz Spikenard root, dried
1/8 ts Yeast, granulated
1/4 oz Hops
1/2 oz Yellow dock root, dried
1/2 oz Sassafras root, dried
1 1/2 c Sugar
Simmer herbs in water for 30 minutes. Add sugar, stir to dissolve, and
strain into a crock. Cool to lukewarm, add yeast, and stir well. Cover
crock and leave to ferment for about an hour. Bottle as described in
Soft Drink Tips and store in a cool place. Makes about one gallon.
*** Notes included with the recipe: "Root beer extracts, usually in
an amount suitable for five gallons of beverage, are available from
Hires, Schilling, and other herb and spice purveyors. These yield a
drink that's very close in flavor to commercial root beers. Making
your own infusions, however, allows for experimentation and a
distinctive 'house' brew. Ours is less sweet than most."
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