How To Make Homemade Root Beer

Homemade root beer is flavored using an extract made from the root of the sarsaparilla plant, a trailing tropical vine, of the Smilax genus, that grows in America. The recipe below is typical of soft-drink recipes of home brews. Root Beer Recipe 4 pounds granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon dry baker's yeast 5 gallons lukewarm water 1 cup lukewarm water 2 ounces root-beer extract