Everyone loves a cold, frosty mug of root beer. Then why not make treat your friends with homemade root beer? Check out this article to know the recipe of how to brew your own root beer.

How To Brew Your Own Root Beer

Ever thought of making an ice cold and yummy mug of root beer at home? Well, preparing a gorgeous and tempting glass of root beer is not that difficult as one generally assumes. Moreover, making homemade root beer has several advantages. Firstly, it is free from huge amount of refined sugar that a commercially made root beer contains. Next, you are sure about the health benefits of any herbs and spices that you throw in to make root beer at home as opposed to the chemical additives in commercial ones. Then, why not impress your family and friends by serving them with your own homemade root beer. Given here are two different recipes of making homemade root beer. Browse through them and get ready to make fresh and fully flavored carbonated root beer.
Homemade Root Beer Recipe
Method 1
  • 5 quarts Water
  • ½ oz dried Burdock Root
  • ½ oz dried Sarsaparilla Root
  • ½ oz dried Yellow Dock Root
  • ½ oz dried Spikenard Root
  • ½ oz dried Sassafras Root
  • ¼ oz Hops
  • 1½ cups Table Sugar
  • 1/8 tsp Granulated Yeast 
How To Make 
  • Add water to a large pan and boil it.
  • Add burdock root, sarsaparilla root, yellow dock root, spikenard root, sassafras root and hops to the water. Stir well.
  • Cover the pan and allow the herbs to simmer for about half an hour.
  • Add sugar and mix till it is completely dissolved.
  • Leave the herb mixture to come down to a lukewarm temperature.
  • Add granulated yeast and stir generously.
  • Cover the pan and let your root beer carbonate for one hour.
  • Your homemade root beer is ready to be served.
  • Pass it through a funnel to keep the herbs back from slipping into the glasses.
  • Enjoy your mug of homemade root beer! 
Method 2
  • 6 cups White Sugar
  • 3 1/3 gallons Cold Water
  • 1 (2 ounce) bottle Root Beer Extract
  • 4 pound Dry Ice 
How To Make 
  • Take a large cooler and combine sugar and water in it. Stir well to dissolve sugar completely.
  • Add in the root beer extract and mix well.
  • Place the dry ice into the cooler carefully and put on the lid loosely. Make sure that you do not tighten the lid as it can cause pressure to build up.
  • Leave the mixture undisturbed for an hour allowing it to brew.
  • Serve the prepared root beer into tall beer glasses or mugs.
  • You can preserve the leftover root beer in one gallon milk jugs.

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