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1910's Old Fashioned Root Beer Recipe

1910's Old Fashioned Root Beer Recipe

Postby HighHeelKitchen » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:16 am

1910's Old Fashioned Root Beer:
Source: Thomas D. Feller
"This was from Excellent Recipes for Baking Raised Bread, from the Fleishman Company, 1912."

1 cake, compressed yeast
5 pounds, sugar
2 ounces, sassafrass root
1 ounce, hops or ginger root
2 ounces, juniper berries
4 gallons, water
1 ounce, dandelion root
2 ounces, wintergreen

Wash roots well in cold water. Add juniper berries (crushed) and hops. Pour 8 quarts boiling water over root mixture and boil slowly 20 minutes. Strain through flannel bag. Add sugar and remaining 8 quarts water. Allow to stand until lukewarm. Dissolve yeast in a little cool water. Add to root liquid. Stir will. Let settle then strain again and bottle. Cork tightly. Keep in a warm room 5 to 6 hours, then store in a cool place. Put on ice as required for use.

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