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Old Fashioned Root Beer

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Servings: 1
Categories: Brewing / Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Ingredients:
    1.00 Cake, compressed yeast
    5.00 Pounds, sugar
    2.00 Ounces, sassafras root
    1.00 Ounce, hops or ginger root
    2.00 Ounces, juniper berries
    4.00 Gallons, water
    1.00 Ounce, dandelion root
    2.00 Ounces, wintergreen

Directions:
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. Comments: This was from Excellent Recipes for Baking Raised Bread, from the Fleishman Company, 1912. I have never tried this recipe...always used extract from the local home brew store. Source: Thomas D. Feller (thomasf@deschutes.ico.tek.com) Issue #930, 7/22/92 From: Ross Mole From: SWEET THING #10 @4203


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