ROOT BEER
INGREDIENTS
  • Yield: 1 Batch
  • 1 tsp. Dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup Water, warm
  • 2 cups Sugar, granulated
  • 1 qt. Water, hot (4 cups)
  • 4 tsp. Root beer extract
DIRECTIONS
  1. Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water.
  2. Dissolve sugar in 1 quart hot water.
  3. Mix together dissolved yeast, sugar and root beer extract in gallon jar.
  4. Fill jar with warm water and stir until all ingredients are well combined.
  5. Cover jar.
  6. Set in warm sun for four hours.
  7. The root beer will be ready to drink the next day.
  8. Chill before serving.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
My Mom used to make root beer in a huge crock. I had a job of sucking on a tube to syphon the root beer and fill bottles. I used to love it and drank lots of it. I haven't made this yet but have bought the extract to try it when I get a big enough jar.