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Ronnie
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:30 pm    Post subject: Anybody Home?? Reply with quote

I recently decided to try my hand at Root beer making and found this forum. It's been quite helpful but I see that there hasn't been much activity lately. Has the topic been exhausted or has everyone moved on?

Anyway... my first batch is complete. I naturally carbonated using champaign yeast in 2 liter bottles. I'm fairly satisfied with the results other than the yeast flavor. It has an after taste that tastes a lot like beer. (not the flavor I was going for, at all.) I'll experiment with other types of yeast but I may have to go to forced carbonation to get the product that I'm envisioning.
  
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kguske
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ronnie - sorry for the delayed response.

Forced carbonation is the only way to avoid the yeast flavor.
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Ronnie
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi kevin,

Thanks for the reply. I think you're right. That's the direction I'm headed. This past week I've been shopping Ebay and other sites. I have everything I need except the CO2 tank which I'll get locally.

Hopefully this weekend I'll be all set to get going on my first (good) batch. I'll report back if anyone would be interested in how it turns out. Mr. Green
  
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds great! How did it go?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was really good stuff! I used Hoptech #1 extract plus a little of the McCormicks. The hoptech is a little spicier than I prefer, so the McCormicks mellowed it out. Root beer tastes sooo much better without yeast! I'll probably try the Hoptech #3 next, which is supposed to be like Thomas Kemper.

This weekend, I'm gonna try a Dr. Pepper clone. That ought to be interesting.

Ron
  
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great! Sounds fun, too. Please keep us posted.
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