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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:56 pm    Post subject: Bad Smell Reply with quote

So I tried to make root beer a couple of times and it didn't turn out so well.

I used:
1 tablespoon root-beer extract
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon yeast (whatever kind you have in your kitchen)
cool water

I tried leaving it sit for 2 days and 6 days and not matter what as soon as I open the bottle, I get a really bad smell. The root beer tastes ok, but the smell the ruins everything. Is there a reason it smells bad? I used regular active yeast that I got from my grocery store. Is that whats giving it the bad smell?

I read a bunch of places that its best to use ale or champagne yeast. I was going to order some different kinds of yeast from hoptech.com to see if that worked.

So is the yeast the problem?
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like the yeast. You can't smell that in canned / bottled root beer because very few brands (if any) are carbonated with yeast.
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