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Real Root Beer

Author/Submitted by: Aug/Sept 1990 issue of "The Herb Companion".
Servings: 0
Categories: Brewing / Non-Alcoholic Beverages

5  quarts  Water
1/4  ounce  Hops
1/2  ounce  Dried burdock root
1/2  ounce  Dried yellow dock root
1/2  ounce  Dried sarsaparilla root
1/2  ounce  Dried sassafras root
1/2  ounce  Dried spikenard root
1 1/2  cups  Sugar
1/8  teaspoon  Granulated yeast

Simmer herbs for 30 minutes. Add sugar, stir to dissolve. Cool to lukewarm, add yeast and stir well. Cover and let sit for 1 hour.

The instructions do not say this but I would strain the mixture before adding the yeast. Then add the yeast, bottle and tightly seal the containers. Store for a few days at room temperature, then transfer to a coooool place lest you have glass grenades. Also, the article said you can get the ingredients from a mail order company: Rosemary House 120 South Market Street Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.

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