DetailsGnome Soda Extracts are by far the highest quality, best tasting extracts we have found. The root beer is creamy and rich, and the vanilla cream is just like the cream soda you used to get at the old soda fountain! Each pouch contains enough extract to make 5 gallons of soda. You also need champagne yeast, PET bottles, and sugar to make these extracts.
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4.6 / 5.044 ReviewsExcellent Root BeerExcellent at a great price. Do not use the recommended 4-5 lbs of sugar, way too sweet. I cut back to 3 lbs and it turned out great.July 12, 2018Purchased
1 year agoBest rootbeer extract I’ve found.Really good stuff. I’ve been using Gnome Rootbeer extract for years. We make and serve it in our brewery taproom. It’s a hit! Give it a try, either in bottles or kegs.April 5, 2018Purchased
over 2 years agoGnome makes the best Root Beer!Root Beer is what originally got me into home brewing in college so I almost always have some on hand. Over the years, I have tried every extract on the market, bottled, kegged and served it every possible way and Gnome is my go to extract. If you have taken the plunge into kegging, making Root Beer could not be easier and it's such a crowd pleaser!April 14, 2017Purchased
over 3 years agoExcellent root beer extract! I made 2.5 gallons with half of the extract and fit well in two 2 liter soda bottles.February 1, 2017Purchased
over 2 years agoawsomeYes indeed. was the best. Will be making some more for our superbowl party! Wil recomend to freinds, thanksJanuary 6, 2017Purchased
1 year agoBEST EVER ROOT BEERFantastic root beer. Use raw (turbinado) sugar for best results. This is ok with white sugar, but great with raw sugar. Huge difference. This one is always on tap at my bar!November 25, 2016Purchased
over 2 years agoWould buy again...Bought this for the niece and nephew. Easy to make. I added about 1/2 teaspoon of champagne yeast and bottled in plastic pop bottles. Next time I will double the yeast. Turned out tasting great but I want some more carbonation.March 16, 2016Has spicy kickI used 3.5 lbs of brown sugar and 3.5 gallons of water. The sweetness was good and the flavor is good and spicy.February 12, 2014Good sodaI had some home made soda at someones house and he suggested the Gnome sodas. I didn't need any equipment since I could use my brewing equipment. I used an entire packed, plus some honey and brown sugar. The root beer pouch makes a good soda, one that I wouldn't mind drinking. My grand mother said it reminds me of soda she had when she was little.January 3, 2014Good tasting sodaI've made soda off and on for 5 years and this is pretty good soda. My kids like it, and I also bring some in to work on occasion where it's well liked. I like to experiment , and us ea little less white sugar, and substitute in honey.October 25, 2013
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Browse 8 questions Browse 8 questions and 23 answersIs there an ingredient list for this product?if you keg and force carbonate is there still a yeast addition?BEST ANSWER: No, if kegging and force-carbonating the Root Beer, you eliminate the need for the yeast. This is really the best way to make this beverage, as it gives more control over the carbonation. -Mike W, Midwest Supplieswhat's the psi for force carbonation?BEST ANSWER: Depends on your temp and how many volumes of CO2 you want. I typically "ballpark it" - raise the psi to 50 and shake the piss out of it for 5 minutes or so, then let it settle for a few days. If I need more carbonation, I'll just repeat for a few more minutes. TIP - use "raw sugar" granules. (Example, Sugar In The Raw brand). MUCH better flavor than white sugar for whatever reason.web site says packages make 5 gals. bought it and it says 2.5gals? Also says Champagne yeast, I recieved red star blanc, Why the Differance?BEST ANSWER: Gnome is by far the best of the extracts on the market and I have tired nearly all of them. Yet, for some reason they confusingly give a recipe for 2.5 gallons instead of 1 or 5 gallons. The pouch contains 4 oz of extract which is enough for a 5 gallon batch although 4.5 gallons is the sweet spot I mix too. If you have to use yeast to naturally carbonate, I personally prefer any clean fermenting wine or ale yeast instead of champagne yeast because I find Champagne yeast's flavor contribution off putting. Whatever yeast you use, please use plastic because bottle bombs are dangerous and cold only slows fermentation it does not stop it. Personally, I force carbonate in kegs and find it so much easier and safer. Hope this helps.Can this be kegged in a 5 gal corny keg? If so, would the directions change?BEST ANSWER: Yes, I put my root beer in 5 gallon corny keg, twice:
The first time, I brewed as per instructions, using yeast. However, even with the brew being cold, I could not control the fermentation (due to the high sugar content). I ended up pitching the batch as I was afraid that the keg might explode;
The second time I used no yeast and it was substantially better. To carbonate, I used the CO2 tank only, and it is so good. Because there are only adults in our household, and because I have room for two kegs, I added two pints of dark rum to the batch, and it is perfection. Much better than anything you can buy at the store.
One more suggestion: I put in less sugar than the recipe calls for (1 pound less), and I used dark brown sugar. Less sweet, but quite delicious.
Enjoy!How long is the shelf life of a finished batch of root beer?BEST ANSWER: Oxygen is the enemy of freshness. So if you bottle carbonate, the yeast will gobble up lots of the oxygen and the root beer will have a long stable shelf life. If you keg it you could be getting more oxygen. One way to reduce oxygen would be getting the water boiling beforehand. That drives out dissolved gas. My method has always been 5 gallon batches into a corney or Sanke keg. The longest it’s ever sat is about 2 months. And there’s not a significant Change in flavor. Root beer is such a boldly overloaded flavor that it would take some serious mistreatment to ruin it. Hope that helps!How do you make cream soda from the root beer extract?BEST ANSWER: Hello Kay,
Thank you for choosing Midwest Supplies! You cannot make cream soda from the root beer extract. True cream soda is simply a mixture of sugar and vanilla extract. Here is a run through on how to make cream soda. http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Cream-Soda I hope that this is helpful!what's the psi for force carbonation?