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       Title: Root Beer
  Categories: Polkadot, Faylen, Beverages, Brewing
       Yield: 1 Gallon
  
       5 qt Water
     1/2 oz Burdock root, dried
     1/2 oz Sarsaparilla root, dried
     1/2 oz Spikenard root, dried
     1/8 ts Yeast, granulated
     1/4 oz Hops
     1/2 oz Yellow dock root, dried
     1/2 oz Sassafras root, dried
   1 1/2 c  Sugar
  
   Simmer herbs in water for 30 minutes. Add sugar, stir to dissolve, and
   strain into a crock. Cool to lukewarm, add yeast, and stir well. Cover
   crock and leave to ferment for about an hour. Bottle as described in
   Soft Drink Tips and store in a cool place. Makes about one gallon.
   
   *** Notes included with the recipe:  “Root beer extracts, usually in
   an amount suitable for five gallons of beverage, are available from
   Hires, Schilling, and other herb and spice purveyors. These yield a
   drink that’s very close in flavor to commercial root beers. Making
   your own infusions, however, allows for experimentation and a
   distinctive 'house' brew. Ours is less sweet than most.”
   
   Source:  The Herb Companion, Aug/Sept 1990.
   
   * The Polka Dot Palace BBS 1-201-822-362 Posted by FAYLEN
  
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