What to buy: Most of the ingredients are available in the bulk section of a good health food store or herbal medicine shop. Ale yeast is available wherever you buy bottling equipment.
You can find cheesecloth at most grocery stores and kitchen supply shops.
A fine mesh strainer is a useful kitchen tool.
Use an instant-read digital thermometer for this recipe.
Don’t forget to design some personalized labels like ours from myownlabels.com.
Look for bottling equipment at a craft-brewing supply store. You can also buy the equipment online from San Francisco Brewcraft.
Be sure to have your bottling equipment already in the sterilizing solution before you begin making your root beer.
This recipe was featured as part of our Make Your Own Soda Pop project.