Sunday, October 28, 2012

Homemade Root Beer

Halloween is one of our favorite times of the year.

A few years ago my husband started making homemade root beer. It has "cool man thing" written all over it.

Homemade Root Beer
 4 gallons Water
 4 pounds Sugar
2  fl Oz Root Beer Extract (My Husband likes to use about 3 ounces)
5 lbs Dry Ice

You need  a large container. We have an old orange drink cooler that has a spigot on the bottom. Add the water, the sugar and the root beer extract. Stir it well until sugar is dissolved. When all the kids are gathered around put the dry ice into the sugar/water mixture. It will immediately start bubbling and creating fog {The kids love this part!}

To prolong this excitement The Husband puts  the dry ice in small chunk by small chunk.

We let it bubble for about 20 minutes.

I should provide a warning: dry ice will burn you if you touch it. So make sure you use gloves when handling it.

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