Sarsaparilla Soda

Made 6 liters (a Tap-A-Draft’s woth) of Rainbow’s “Old Fashioned” Sarsaparilla Soda today after brewing.  I already had the sanitizer mixed up so why not.  I used the ingredient ratios recommended in the instructions and the uncarbonated soda tastes pretty good.  There’s a good vanilla kick alongside a strong spicy, barky sarsaparilla element.


Ginger Ale

I’ve been tinkering with a ginger ale recipe on Jack Schmidling’s site. It’s nice having something other than water or beer to drink at home; here’s my current version for 2.25 gallons: 5oz ginger root (2.2oz per gal) 4.25 cups unrefined cane sugar (1.9c per gal) 2.25T vanilla extract (1T per gal) 1/4t champagne yeast,… Continue reading Ginger Ale