How To Make Root Beer
Root beer is a carbonated, non-alcoholic beverage with a distinctly sweet flavor, dark color, and a thick white foam.
Originally it was made with sassafras root by the indigenous peoples of America for medicinal purposes before the arrival of Europeans.
Fine-mesh strainer, cheesecloth, 1-liter plastic bottles, instant-read thermometer
1 gallon filtered water, divided
1 tablespoon sarsaparilla root bark
1 tablespoon sassafras root bark
1 tablespoon birch bark
4 sprigs chocolate mint
3 star anise pods
1/2 teaspoon crushed ginger
1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup molasses
1/8 teaspoon ale yeast
DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE ROOT BEER
Combine 2 quarts water, sassafras, sarsaparilla, birch, mint, star anise, ginger, and vanilla in a medium saucepan. Under medium heat, bring to a boil, and cook for 10 minutes. Remove pot from heat, cover, and let steep for 2 hours.
Strain liquid through a fine-mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth into a large pot. Add remaining 2 quarts water along with brown sugar and molasses. Stir until mixture is dissolved, then cover.
Let cool to 75°F (24°C), then stir in yeast and let it sit for 15 minutes. Fill plastic bottles with mixture, leaving 2 inches of space at top.Screw on caps. Keep bottles at room temperature for 36 hours, then open a bottle slowly and carefully to see if it is carbonated enough.
Place bottles in the refrigerator for 2 days before drinking. You can store refrigerated root beer for about 1 month.
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