Drizzle's Root Beer Recipe December 14 2016, 0 Comments

ROOTS:

1 T sassafras root bark                              
1 T sarsaparilla root
1 T licorice root                                                           
 1 T ginger root

AROMATICS:

1 T hops flowers                                                    
3 sprigs fresh mint
1 vanilla bean, split and scraped                          
3 star anise pods

FINISHERS:

1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed                      
1/2 cup molasses
1/8 teaspoon ale yeast                                  
1 gallon filtered water

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Combine 2 quarts water, roots and aromatics in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes. Remove pot from heat, cover, and let steep for 2 hours.
  2. Strain liquid through fine mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth into large pot. Add remaining 2 quarts water along with the brown sugar and molasses. Stir until mixture is integrated, then cover.
  3. Let cool to 75°F, then stir in yeast and let it sit for 15 minutes. Fill bottles with mixture, leaving 2 inches of space at top. Cork or cap bottles. Keep at room temperature for 36 hours, or until desired carbonation
  4. Place bottles in the refrigerator for 2 days before drinking. You can store refrigerated root beer for about one month.