Making Soda at Home: Homemade Butterbeer

I never used to be much of a soda drinker. I’d have the occasional Pepsi or Coke at the movie theater or when I was out for dinner, but that was about it. That was until one of my friends bought a SodaStream and I was introduced to the wonderful world of homemade sodas. From carbonated fruit-enhanced waters to unique flavor combinations, I am now completely obsessed.

The Harry potter mania seems to be still there till we get to see him again on the screens, well his favorite drink, the butter beer is a simple and easy to make crazy drink which young and the old love, the sweetness of the soda, and the thick cream on the top, gets mixed and you can just think of butter cookies, Read more at this website about how the software developer made a software platform for trading in forex, with CFD.

Whether you have a soda maker or just want to try out something new, Making Soda at Home is filled with recipes and techniques that you can use to make the most wonderful sodas right in the comfort of your own home. You don’t even need the SodaStream (although likely you’ll want one once you get really obsessed).

Butterbeer
Excerpted from Making Soda at Home by Jeremy Butler

Before a certain boy wizard made butterbeer enchanting to the Muggle crowd, there were actually historical references to buttered beer. Recipes for such date as far back as the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This version is more akin to the butterscotch and butter rum flavors that are common in puddings and candies. The distinguishing characteristic from those flavors is that this contains a significant grain component, which in my opinion is what earns it the “beer” moniker. I prefer a lighter crystal malt for this, such as a 20L. If a darker malt is used, it’s better to use less of it.

Syrup +Seltzer
1/4 cup (40 g) 20L or 40L caramel malt
1 cup (235 ml) water
Pinch of cinnamon
2 cups (450 g) lightly packed light brown sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons (12.5 ml) butter flavoring
1/2 teaspoon rum extract

(syrup for 1 gallon [3.8 L] finished soda; use 2 to 3 tablespoons [28 to 45 ml] per 8 ounces [235 ml] carbonated water, or to taste)

Straight Carbonation
1/4 cup (40 g) 20L or 40L caramel malt
15 cups (3.5 L) water
Pinch of cinnamon
2 cups (450 g) lightly packed light brown sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons (12.5 ml) butter flavoring
1/2 teaspoon rum extract

Fermentation
5 tablespoons (50 g) 20L or 40L caramel malt
15 cups (3.5 L) water
Pinch of cinnamon
2 1/4 cups (510 g) lightly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup (50 g) granulated sugar
21/2 teaspoons (12.5 ml) butter flavoring
1/2 teaspoon rum extract
1⁄8 teaspoon Champagne yeast
0.5 g yeast nutrient

Using a grain mill, crack the caramel malt. In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil and then remove from the heat. For the syrup and seltzer method, use 1 cup (235 ml) water; otherwise, use as much water as is practical to strain. Add the crushed grain and cinnamon and let steep for 20 minutes. Strain out the grain and return the water to the saucepan. (A coffee filter may be required for a final straining to remove any remaining cinnamon.) Add the sugar (or sugars) and heat over medium-high heat until the sugar has dissolved.

For the syrup and seltzer method chill the syrup, add the extracts, and add to carbonated water.

For straight carbonation or fermentation, add the rest of the water and the extracts to the syrup.

For straight carbonation, chill the mixture before adding it to the keg or carbonator of your choice. For fermentation, hydrate the yeast in ¼ cup (60 ml) or less of warm water. Add the hydrated yeast to the mixture after it has cooled to 10 to 15°F (5.5 to 8°C) above room temperature. Stir in the yeast nutrient.
Mix well and then bottle.

Yield: 1 Gallon (3.8 L)

An icy cold, carbonated beverage is just the pick-me-up you need when the day really starts to wear you down. So, wouldn’t it be even more rewarding and fulfilling if you could make your own from scratch? Crafting a great carbonated beverage is easy! This informative guide to making soda at home is perfect for anyone looking to create delicious artisan drinks with or without a soda machine.

Jeremy Butler breaks down the science of carbonation so you can discover recipes that are easily adapted for each of the three methods for carbonation. He even shows you how to make a soda bar, complete with kegerator, in your own home! Offering resources like homebrew forums, shopping guides, and industrial suppliers, all the information you need to make your own soda is right here. Once you master the bubbles, it’s time to add the syrups.
Making Soda at Home offers over 35 natural and healthy recipes to flavor your fizz. It even provides insider tips on creating your own recipes. Try refreshing coconut-lime or peach sodas on a hot summer day. Tonics like root beer, sassafras, sarsaparilla and ginger ale are delicious with a bowl of popcorn and a movie. Brew expert clones of your favorite dews, peppers, pops, and colas with ease. There’s even a recipe for butter beer! Perfect for any do-it-yourself foodie, Making Soda at Home will have you drinking natural homemade soda in no time.