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DIY Root Beer

Homemade root beer is earthy, bold, and sweet all at the same time.

Notes: Sassafras root bark, birch bark and sarsaparilla root bark are available at some homebrew and herb shops. You can also order them online from Lhasa Karnak. Ale yeast can be found at homebrew shops, or you can order it online. Home brewed root beer has a slight alcoholic content (around 1%). If chocolate mint is unavailable to you, substitute spearmint. Be sure to sanitize the plastic bottles before use.

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