I don't drink a lot of soda but I do like to have homemade root beer. This recipe is a simple one but I'm hoping it produces a good product..
Homemade Root Beer
You will need a 1 gallon carboy or jug with a tight fitting lid.
2 cups warm water
1 3/4 cups honey
1 1/2 ounces root beer extract
1/4 teaspoon dry bakers yeast
1 vanilla bean (optional)
Fill carboy half full with warm water. Add honey, extract and yeast. Swirl jug until honey and yeast are completely blended. Add vanilla bean and fill carboy to 1/2 inch from the top. Cap tightly. Allow mixture to ferment for in warm place, about 70 degrees for 24 hours. Refrigerate until cold. I like to place carboy in a open cooler and cover with a towel in case of leaks or breakages.