72 hrs 30 mins
This is a good recipe for rootbeer soda. No need for dry ice or store soda.
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- 1Slice the ginger into thin sections and add them to two cups of boiling water.
- 2Simmer this on very low heat for 20 minutes.
- 3While this is simmering, boil the gallon of water and two cups of sugar for one minute and set aside.
- 4Pour the ginger and liquid into a blender and blend on high for about one minute.
- 5Pour this blend into the sugar water, through a strainer.
- 6With a soup ladle, pour a few cups of the hot brew through the remaining pulp to extract a bit more of the ginger flavor.
- 7Cool to room temperature. When cool, add vanilla, yeast and stir until dissolved.
- 8Let sit for about 30 minutes.
- 9Then bottle and age.
- 10The simplest, safest and least expensive method of bottling is to use one-liter plastic soft drink bottles with screw caps.
- 11These can be sterilized by rinsing in a mixture of household bleach and water and then rinsed with clean water.
- 12After filling, the bottles should be set aside at room temperature for about 48 hours, or until hard (check by squeezing).
- 13Then refrigerate to finish the aging process.
- 14Leaving the bottles at room temperature too long will cause over carbonation.
- 15Using glass rather than plastic bottles can cause shattered bottles.
- 16Another nice feature of the plastic bottles is that they can be re-carbonated if only partially consumed.
- 17Just let it sit out over night with the cap on and refrigerate it when hard.
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Nutritional Facts for Homemade Root Beer Soda
Serving Size: 1 (4736 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 1632.2
- Calories from Fat 4
- Total Fat 0.4 g
- Saturated Fat 0.1 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 93.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 411.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
- Sugars 402.2 g
- Protein 1.2 g