Root Beer

I made my first batch of root beer today. For 7L I used:

  • 3cups cane sugar
  • 2oz sarsaparilla
  • 0.8oz wintergreen leaves
  • 0.25oz licorice root
  • 0.5cups honey (added at end of boil)
  • 2T molasses
  • 0.25t nutmeg

The recipe is a simplified version of this person’s. I boiled for about 45 minutes, cooled, and pitched a little less than a quarter teaspoon of champagne yeast. It tastes pretty good, but perhaps too sweet. Next time I might tone down the cane sugar and bump up the licorice. The sarsaparilla tastes and smells absolutely wonderful! I sourced the licorice, wintergreen & sarsaparilla from Northern Brewer.

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