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How to Make Root Beer, Root Beer Recipe. In the fall, the plants return their vital energy to their roots as they prepare for the cold, dormant winter.

How to Make Root Beer, Root Beer Recipe

So this is the optimal time to dig and harvest the roots – burdock, dandelion, comfrey… Sassafras, Sarsaparilla… What more delicious way to bring the nourishing, healing properties of the roots into our diet than making our own Homemade Root Beer? Want to know how to make root beer? Virgil's Special Edition Bavarian Nutmeg Root Beer —

I’ve never officially reviewed Virgil’s Root Beer, pretty much because one of us would take care of one beverage at a time, however, being that it’s a new year of The Soda Jerks, this will be our first beverage that we both review.

Virgil's Special Edition Bavarian Nutmeg Root Beer —

First of all the bottle. I mean, look at it. This is obviously the real deal here. Can you believe I’m going to give points to a drink for being “fun to open?” Root Beer Recipe. What to buy: Most of the ingredients are available in the bulk section of a good health food store or herbal medicine shop.

Root Beer Recipe

Ale yeast is available wherever you buy bottling equipment. Special equipment: You can find cheesecloth at most grocery stores and kitchen supply shops. DIY vs Buy: How to Make Root Beer. [Photograph: Marcia Simmons] Until I was 13, I was convinced that root beer was alcoholic.

DIY vs Buy: How to Make Root Beer

I couldn't believe that my otherwise responsible dad would offer me sips of his root beer. Being a quite conservative child, I would always refuse. How to make craft brewed root beer from scratch. No Extracts! Down to the Root: Make Your Own Root Beer. At some point, you may look at your brewing equipment and wonder what else you can do with it besides making beer.

Down to the Root: Make Your Own Root Beer

Some homebrewers branch out into other fermented beverages such as cider, mead or wine. However, you can also take a cue from many commercial breweries — including Tommyknocker (Idaho Springs, Colorado), Sprecher (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), Abita (Abita Springs, Louisiana), Old Dominion (Washington, DC), Millstream (Anama, Iowa), Stevens Point (Stevens Point, Wisconsin), Goose Island (Chicago, Illinois) and Saint Arnold (Houston, Texas) — and make a non-alcoholic brew, root beer.The basic idea behind brewing root beer is that you choose your flavorings, sweeten the beverage and then carbonate it.

Just as with real beer, making homemade root beer can be an easy or complex process. Beer brewers may choose either extract or all-grain methods of making beer. When making root beer, you have a similar choice. Brewing Root Beer. Brewing Root Beer The first documented evidence of the production of "root beer" was in the American colonies.

Brewing Root Beer

Prior to that, sassafras was being shipped back to Europe after the New World was discovered. I have not found any evidence of root beer being made with it, only tea, and mead. (I have found one instance in Digby’s The Closet Opened where sassafras is an ingredient.) Historians often credit Charles Hires with creating the root beer flavor we know today, but I believe that he simply made it popular.