2 packs dry yeast
 1/2 cup hot water 
 1/2 cup brown sugar
 2 1/2 cups water
 8 To 10 cups flour
 4 cups water
 4 Tbs baking soda
 pretzel salt
 
 Preheat oven to 450 degrees
 
 In large bowl mix yeast and hot water stir until dissolved
 
 Add brown sugar and let stand 5 minutes
 
 Add water and 4 cups of flour
 
 Add 4-6 more cups of flour until it forms a ball
 
 Knead dough for 5 minutes
  
 In frying pan add water and baking soda, bring to slow boil
 
 Roll dough into the pretzel shapes and place in soda water for 30 seconds.
 
 Place on greased (buttered) cookie sheet and sprinkle with pretzel salt.
 
 Bake 9-11 minutes or until dark brown in color.