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  Topic: cola recipe
KellanH

Replies: 11
Views: 23477

PostForum: Home Brewing   Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:22 pm   Subject: Re: cola recipe
Here's a recipe:

http://www.colawp.com/colas/400/cola467_recipe.html

I've been told that it's important to use phosphoric acid, rather than just citric, to give it that cola bite.

Good luck, ...
  Topic: Roots and extract - sources please
KellanH

Replies: 16
Views: 53861

PostForum: Home Brewing   Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:58 pm   Subject: Re: Roots and extract - sources please
OK, I've made a couple of batches from scratch now. The first wasn't bad, but gave me enough information to make a pretty tasty second brew. The LorAnn oils seem to be good quality. I repent of my ...
  Topic: Roots and extract - sources please
KellanH

Replies: 16
Views: 53861

PostForum: Home Brewing   Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:11 pm   Subject: Re: Roots and extract - sources please
Ooh... I'd prefer to avoid working with antifreeze, if possible.

I think I'll try dissolving some oils into a bit of Everclear. That's what the local brew pub told me they use to emulsify oils f ...
  Topic: Roots and extract - sources please
KellanH

Replies: 16
Views: 53861

PostForum: Home Brewing   Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:49 pm   Subject: Re: Roots and extract - sources please
Thanks for that feedback. I had no trouble with the sassafras, licorice or anise oils I tried but the wintergreen, at 1 drop in 8 oz of water, produced almost no flavor, but a repulsive formaldehyde- ...
  Topic: Roots and extract - sources please
KellanH

Replies: 16
Views: 53861

PostForum: Home Brewing   Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:08 pm   Subject: Re: Roots and extract - sources please
Can you tell me about the quality of the Loranoils' wintergreen? The stuff I just got from American Spice was terrible. It had a nauseating (non-wintergreen-like) smell that completely overpowered t ...
  Topic: Forced carbonation techniques
KellanH

Replies: 9
Views: 42464

PostForum: Home Brewing   Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:45 pm   Subject: Forced carbonation techniques
Does anyone have experience force-carbonating in large quantities?

So far I've been carbonating in 2-liter bottles. I just moved up from a hand-held seltzer carbonator to home brewery system with ...
  Topic: Roots and extract - sources please
KellanH

Replies: 16
Views: 53861

PostForum: Home Brewing   Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:05 pm   Subject: Re: Roots and extract - sources please
Thank you very much! Those are excellent sources, especially the ones with larger quantities for when I'm ready to move up to larger brews.

Kellan
  Topic: Roots and extract - sources please
KellanH

Replies: 16
Views: 53861

PostForum: Home Brewing   Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:58 pm   Subject: Re: Roots and extract - sources please
In partial answer to my own question, I found a good source for essential flavoring oils and extracts:

AmericanSpice.com

I ordered food grade essential oils of anise, licorice, wintergreen, sass ...
  Topic: Roots and extract - sources please
KellanH

Replies: 16
Views: 53861

PostForum: Home Brewing   Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:44 pm   Subject: Re: Roots and extract - sources please
OK, I found some licorice root. There are no local sources for food grade essential oils and I'm not having a lot of luck on the internet (at least determining which ones are food grade). Do you kno ...
  Topic: 2-liter soda bottle and a 8g CO2 cartridge
KellanH

Replies: 4
Views: 24511

PostForum: Home Brewing   Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:20 pm   Subject: Re: 2-liter soda bottle and a 8g CO2 cartridge
I've been using the exactly the equipment that you can see in Chuck's two links (I bought it at the local home brew beer supplier). The best thing about it is that you can judge how much pressure is ...
  Topic: Mecicinal extracts?
KellanH

Replies: 1
Views: 10972

PostForum: Home Brewing   Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:09 pm   Subject: Mecicinal extracts?
In my quest for flavoring extracts I keep encountering a class of extracts (licorice, sassafras, etc.) that are sold in health food stores for medicinal use. Are these viable as flavoring extracts as ...
  Topic: Roots and extract - sources please
KellanH

Replies: 16
Views: 53861

PostForum: Home Brewing   Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:06 pm   Subject: Roots and extract - sources please
I've been doing some home brewing with root beer extracts and I'm ready to move on to experimenting with my own recipes, but I'm having a really tough time finding extracts.

The recipes in the Step ...
 
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