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Root Beer Soda

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If you have the equipment needed to brew beer, you have everything you need to make homemade soft drinks. Homemade soda is very easy to make and is a great project to do with the kids. These extracts include enough to make 4 gallons. Champagne yeast, PET bottles, and sugar is also needed to make soda from these extracts. Complete instructions are included in the extract box.
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Root Beer
this was my first try. the only thing I would recommend, adjust the sugar you add to taste. making another gallon soon !
an old fashion root beer flavor.
July 20, 2018
1 year ago
Very easy and good flavor. My kids loved it. My only complaint is the smell is very strong.
December 21, 2017
1 year ago
a fun family project
I made the soda with my kids. We had fun and I got to teach them a little about science and brewing . I'm not a soda drinker but the soda was passable.
November 17, 2013
Root Beer Soda extract - it's called POP up north
I was at the homebrew store to pick up another kit to brew and though, ya know, I'll throw together some root beer for the kids. They'll get a kick out of that and it should be really easy. I picked up this extract and followed the directions to the T and ya know what, it was easy. Very easy. Unfortunately none of us cared for the flavor very much. I was hoping for a nice frosty MUG type root beer. This was more like Barq's rootbeer. There was some bite there. If you don't mind that, then this should be a great extract to use. Or (and I haven't tried this yet) I would think this would be delicious for some root beer floats. _x000D__x000D_One thing to note also, we opened some up after maybe 1-2 weeks and there were some strange off flavors. Those went away the longer we let them sit in the fridge.
October 2, 2013
Having used this soda before when at the very beginning of my brewing career, I can say that it is an idiot-proof mix that yields excellent results. It also makes an excellent base for adding better ingredients (I have added vanilla, rum and other flavorings and recommend it.)
September 6, 2013
My second soda
I made a creme soda and a root beer. The root beer was better but it's still too sweet. Who exactly are these kits made for, that they like such sweet soda? Its an easy kit to make, an it's faster than beer. I would make this kit again, and use less sugar.
September 2, 2013
Very Good Root Beer!
We love this root beer. I will keg next time.
August 12, 2013
Kids love it!
The kids had a great time making this! It is a really good tasting root beer. Easy to make, great tasting, and cheaper than buying it in the store. You really have control with what and how much goes into your soda with this!
July 5, 2013
Tried it out of curiousity
Some friends had asked about making soda so I tried out this package. It was ok, though far too sweet for me. The flavor was fine, but for anyone making this, don't use so much sugar.
May 31, 2013
Dang good!!
I was supprised how good this turned out. I have tried a few soda extracts, but now have a main stay for our house. I would recomend this to anyone from novice to expert. Also graet to have kids help you out with. Nothing like starting a brewer out young!!
April 2, 2013
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How much cane or brown sugar with what yeast to add for 5% alcohol?
A shopper on Aug 22, 2018
If I use my beer brewing equipment to make this will it contaminate the bottling wand, hoses, stainless, etc with root beer residue flavor?
A shopper on Aug 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The fermenter or bottles will pick up the smell if they are plastic. The hoses and things that have limited exposure time will not. Stainless or glass will not pick up the smell at all. What i use is an old small fermenter that only does 2.5 gallon batches and had been retired, so now it is dedicated to root beer so not an issue. And old root beer bottles (a&w pints) work fantastic, and again no issues. As long as you clean thoroughly it shouldn't contaminate the next batch of whatever you brew or ferment if only have one fermentor etc. If making alcoholic and sweet, i highly recommend plastic bottles due to possible grenades!

Hope this helps.
If I am force carbonating a four gallon batch, how much sugar do I add?
A shopper on Sep 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: sorry but I am out of town for a week. However, I most have too much as I must be careful when I open the cap as they are extra gassy/ even explode.
What prevents the yeast from producing alcohol while trying to build carbonation?
A shopper on Jan 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Different sweetners
Any alcohol content when finished?
A shopper on Nov 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If you are using yeast to carbonate there will always be some amount of alcohol present in the finished product. The only way to assure an alcohol free root beer is to force carbonate with CO2 with a kegging system. In college we played around carbonating with dry ice but the results were poor at best and the process was dangerous. Just get kegs and you will never look back!

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