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I'm not sure how you like your root beer, but to get a taste similar to commercial root beers, you'll need a completely different recipe. Here is a related question: How would I make Alcoholic Rootbeer?


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I still really like Home Brew Beer by Greg Hughes. There is a recipe for nearly every style in there as well.


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If you don't want to buy a physical book, John Palmer has a website which is full of info, including step-by-step guides for different brewing techniques, as well as a lot of technical detail: http://www.howtobrew.com/sitemap.html Personally I have read, and re-read, "Brew Your Own British Real Ale" by Graham Wheeler. Whilst it has a focus on British ...


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How to Brew: Everything You Need To Know To Brew Beer Right The First Time by John J. Palmer.


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Joy of Homebrewing by Charlie Papazian. This is the only intro you'll need to successfully inoculate yourself into the beer making culture. Relax, don't worry, and have a homebrew!


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From what you've said, I see no reason to worry. You said that you followed the instruction to the letter. That's what you're supposed to do. Now, your cloudiness issue: I'm going to assume that you like your beer cold. After you've bottled your beer (be sure to use the included priming sugar), and allowed the 2 week carbonation time, you'll put the ...


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It's not the end of the world if you don't re-hydrate the yeast. The sediment will settle out over the next couple of weeks. Don't worry, the beer will be fine.



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