8.4.11

Small Soda Factory

Mike and the boys started a small root beer soda factory in our kitchen yesterday! 

He's been collecting these returnables from a customer for about a month now ~ aren't they the greatest bottles ever!  The reusable snap lids remind me of steamy summers at the lake, drinking tall glass bottles of ice cold Orange Sunkist until my brother and I were sick!





The ingredients were super easy::  a bottle of root beer extract from the homemade soda companysome honey, molasses, brown sugar, cane sugar, and yeast from the market, along with a 5 gallon bucket and spigot from the hardware store.  Sorry, I can't share the recipe.  Apparently, it's so top secret that I was asked to leave the room while the guys measured and mixed.  I'm told that in about 24 hours the yeast will ferment with the sugars, creating carbon dioxide {aka. carbonation} and we can pour it over ice cream for root beer floats!  mmmm... I can't wait!

What fun treats have you made recently?

5 comments:

  1. Looks like fun! I'm sure it will be delicious!

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  2. We checked it after 24 hours and it has bubbles!! Now to let it sit in the fridge for a few days and on Tuesday we'll be having root beer floats:)

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  3. Haven't tried making root beer yet. We have a refrigerator full of beer though. That was fun . But now we need to drink it so we can use the bottles again.

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  4. You should use your feminine wiles to get that recipe, I haven't had root beer like that since I was a kid!
    I made creme brulee the other day. Cream, eggs, vanilla, sugar...can't get much easier, and my daughter loves using the torch to make the caramelized sugar crust.

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  5. LOL! I've never had creme brulee, I may have to try that one and then bribe them for the recipe;)

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