How to Make Old Fashioned Root Beer that Won’t Kill You



Today I will make a root beer from scratch using roots and spices. The main ingredient in root beer however, Sassafras can cause some issues.

Resources:


FDA Ban link: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/cfrsearch.cfm?fr=189.180
Safrole Toxicity Thesis: http://edepot.wur.nl/121896

Recipe:

40 grams (1.5 oz) Sassafras Root
1 star anise
1 cinnamon stick
20-30 Juniper Berries
1 pinch Cassava powder (optional)
25 grams (.8 oz) Wintergreen
1 kg (2.2 lb) Light Malt Syrup
10 mL (2 tsp) Mollasses
5 mL (1 tsp) Vanilla Extract

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