Can we make a Root Beer Mead?
What is Root Beer? Root Beer is not to be confused with Beer. Root Beer is a sweet North American soft drink traditionally made using the root bark of the sassafras tree or the vine known of sarsaparilla. Root Beer is typically non-alcoholic, caffeine free, sweet and carbonated. Since a key component of sassafras was banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1960 due to its carcinogenicity, most commercial root beers have been flavored using artificial sassafras. But, can we brew with it?
MEAD from IBC ROOT BEER? –Is this a good idea?
In our investigation into Frankenbrews, we decided to grab some IBC Root Beer and make MEAD from it! Was this a good idea?
1 1/2 lbs (.68 kg) Wild Flower Honey: https://amzn.to/3PNhBLE
108 fluid oz (3.19 liters) IBC Root Beer: https://amzn.to/45Uyfi9
10 grams Fermaid O: https://amzn.to/463dW26
1pk Lalvin EC-1118 yeast: https://amzn.to/3EOcFzW
Back Sweeten with Erythritol to gravity reading of 1.042: https://amzn.to/3Lyg1Lf
42 grams Priming Sugar
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