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Old Fashion Root Beer

Author/Submitted by: EARL SHELSBY 01-25-95
Servings: 1
Categories: Brewing / Non-Alcoholic Beverages

1    Cake, compressed yeast
5  pounds  Sugar
2  ounces  Sassafrass root
1  ounce  Hops or ginger root
2  ounces  Juniper berries
4  gallons  Water
1  ounce  Dandelion root
2  ounces  Wintergreen

Makes 4 gallons. Wash roots well in cold water. Add juniper berries (crushed) and hops. Pour 8 quarts boiling water over root mixture and boil slowly 20 minutes. Strain through flannel bag. Add sugar and remaining 8 quarts water. Allow to stand until lukewarm. Dissolve yeast in a little cool water. Add to root liquid. Stir will. Let settle then strain again and bottle. Cork tightly. Keep in a warm room 5 to 6 hours, then store in a cool place. Put on ice as required for use.

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