1. Dismiss Notice
  2. Official SS Poll: What do you do to eliminate bills / cut down expenses?
    CLICK HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice
  3. American wheat beer - Discussion Threads
    CLICK HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice
  4. SS Picture of the Week (POW) - Submit your Pics Now !!
    Click HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice

Root Beer take 2 (FAILED)

Discussion in 'The Homestead Kitchen - Recipes Etc' started by CrealCritter, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. Mar 9, 2019
    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Super Self-Sufficient

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2017
    Messages:
    2,983
    Likes Received:
    3,152
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Location:
    Zone 6B or 7 can't decide
    I purchased some brewing yeast (Ale) for this batch. I have it boiling now, house smells like a root beer factory. My wife loves the smell, I do to.

    Ingredients:)
    IMG_20190309_133825853.jpg
     
    Rammy, sumi and TexasLisa like this.
  2. Mar 9, 2019
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2012
    Messages:
    13,249
    Likes Received:
    5,652
    Trophy Points:
    403
    Location:
    USDA 9a
    Peppermint extract? I had no idea! Looks like a good batch of stuff that should taste good in the end!
     
  3. Mar 9, 2019
    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Super Self-Sufficient

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2017
    Messages:
    2,983
    Likes Received:
    3,152
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Location:
    Zone 6B or 7 can't decide
    Here's the quantities & 30 minute boil in 1 gallon spring water. Stir in lime juice when you cut off the fire at the end of 30 minute boil. Place covered pot in sink of cold water until wort is 70 degrees or below. Remove the lid after 20 minutes and check it's temperature.

    Inoculated, airrated, bunged and airlocked.
    IMG_20190309_155521824.jpg

    Original Gravity = 1038ish... 3 lbs of fermentables (dark cane sugar). It should finish out around 1010 final gravity, so that would be around 4.8% alcohol contents or there abouts.
    IMG_20190309_154710964.jpg

    Was good tasting going in to the carboy, hoping for a successfully ferment :fl
    IMG_20190309_155109929.jpg
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2019
    Rammy, sumi and Lazy Gardener like this.
  4. Mar 9, 2019
    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Super Self-Sufficient

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2017
    Messages:
    2,983
    Likes Received:
    3,152
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Location:
    Zone 6B or 7 can't decide
    Peppermint is yummy :)
     
    Rammy likes this.
  5. Mar 11, 2019
    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Super Self-Sufficient

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2017
    Messages:
    2,983
    Likes Received:
    3,152
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Location:
    Zone 6B or 7 can't decide
    Day 1 - looking and smelling good so far.
    IMG_20190310_210902962_HDR.jpg
     
    Rammy and sumi like this.
  6. Mar 11, 2019
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2012
    Messages:
    13,249
    Likes Received:
    5,652
    Trophy Points:
    403
    Location:
    USDA 9a
    :fl Hope it continues to go well! I'm putting this on my "someday" list of things to try!
     
  7. Mar 12, 2019
    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Super Self-Sufficient

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2017
    Messages:
    2,983
    Likes Received:
    3,152
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Location:
    Zone 6B or 7 can't decide
    Day 2 - picking up slightly. Nice peaceful ferment.

    IMG_20190311_194407431_HDR.jpg
     
    Rammy and sumi like this.
  8. Mar 12, 2019
    Hinotori

    Hinotori Super Self-Sufficient

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2011
    Messages:
    2,133
    Likes Received:
    1,416
    Trophy Points:
    283
    Location:
    Washington
    Best luck. I hope this one works right
     
  9. Mar 13, 2019
    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Super Self-Sufficient

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2017
    Messages:
    2,983
    Likes Received:
    3,152
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Location:
    Zone 6B or 7 can't decide
    Day 3 - running well, so far so good.
    IMG_20190312_203507392.jpg
     
    Rammy likes this.
  10. Mar 14, 2019
    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Super Self-Sufficient

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2017
    Messages:
    2,983
    Likes Received:
    3,152
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Location:
    Zone 6B or 7 can't decide
    Day 4 - I like the way it's fermenting nice and peaceful with Ale brewing yeast, instead of ginger bug that I used in my failed batch. It looks like it still has a few days left to go. Seeing very little trub in the bottom of the carboy but the bubbles inside the carboy seem to be more white now. So I would guess it looks like the yeast eat through the sassafras root sugars first, probably because it was a more of a simple sugar than the dark brown sugar cane sugars are. It'll be interesting to see what the yeast does when it breaks down the more complex sugars from some of the other multiple ingredients.

    You can really see the bubble color difference by comparing both day 1 and day 4 pictures. Yeast I'd a very interesting organism.
    IMG_20190313_213828047.jpg
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2019
    sumi likes this.

Share This Page