root beers

Homemade Soda Co Root Beer #1

so this time i followed the instructions for using a soda siphon to make the soda. yes, it required some advanced planning, some measuring and shaking and mixing but it was quite easy really. again, though it can be made to your taste so the review here is just based on that stock recipe. making it with some honey instead of cane sugar would definitely alter the taste a good amount, as would using more or less syrup.
there are really four (4!) kinds of root beer being offered by this company, as this had ‘#1’ in the name i thought i would review it first.
my first impression was from sampling it before i cooled and carbonated it. i was pleasantly surprised and eager to try the cold, bubbly version. a day later it was all set, chilled, bubbled up and here i am. i am more pleasantly surprised as it is a unique taste. that doesn’t happen much for me after 600+ soda reviews in the bag. it is identifiable as a root beer but tastes more natural and herbal in a really good way. it is not like a tea or like chewing sticks or roots or something, i have to think about it to recognize it as an herbal taste. it is quite smooth and the base sweetness level is great also. i cannot comment on the carbonation level as that too will depend on the maker, but mine is just fine. i hesitate to rank this too highly and question myself as to why. if the basic formulation makes a good soda, then why not? it might even be better if made a little differently. i may have to try that another time. i have a ton of extract left afterall, the liter i made took only 1.25 tsp of the 4 oz i bought. good deal. if i ever get a soda stream, this will be among the first things i try in it.

Anthony’s Rating: 95
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Type: Root Beer Comes In: extract
Available: online

Obtained in: mailorder from company
Head: None Sweetener: none
Caffeine: No

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  1. Karen says:

    Anthony, according to the Web site, you brew this with yeast. Is that what you did? Is it really possible to make only a quart/liter or two at a time?

  2. No, i made it in my soda siphon. the instructions are all the way at the bottom on their ‘instructions’ page of the website. so, yes, just make a bit at a time! =)

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