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root beer beer not root beerey

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:22 pm
by Frankenbrew
The root beer beer did not taste like root beer at all. I guess the extract is made out of sugar and it was all turned into alcohol. It just taste like a good pillsner beer. It reminds me of amstel light. Vary clear. I guess they'd what a 100% two row barley beer will taste like.

The final gravity was 1.020 not 1.017

#12 Xxx Root Beer

Batch size: 3.0 gal
Boil volume: 4.2 gal
OG: 1.067
FG: 1.017
Bitterness (IBU): 37.7
Color (SRM): 27.5
ABV: 6.6%

[Grains]
Two-row (US) 7.000lb Grain 96.6%
Honey 0.250lb Sugar 3.4%

[Hops]
Tettnanger 0.50oz 3.7% AA Pellet @ 60 min, 17.0 IBU
Tettnanger 1.00oz 3.7% AA Pellet @ 30 min, 16.8 IBU
Tettnanger 0.50oz 3.7% AA Pellet @ 10 min, 4.0 IBU

[Yeast/Other]
American Ale yeast 1.0 unit(s), Yeast 
Root Beer Extract 1.0 unit(s), Flavor I put 7 table spoones.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:56 am
by redtail28
You only put 7 table spoons of extract? I see that this was
A 3 gallon batch. When I make root beer I make 5 gallons
And use 3 bottles of extract, brown sugar, white sugar, an vanilla.
And I save my two row for beer.