Indian Sarsaparilla - 2 oz (56 g)
Love the distinct flavour of root beer or sarsaparilla, and want to incorporate it into your next brewing experiment? Or want to make a delicious batch of hard root beer?
Well, then you’ll definitely need some Sarsaparilla in your brewing inventory since it’s the very spice that lends these beverages their distinct taste and aroma.
Described by many as a mix of licorice, vanilla, caramel and wintergreen, this spice will let you discover an entirely new domain of brewing experiments that will expand the very concept of beer taste.
|Description:||This package contains 2 ounces (56 grams) of Indian Sarsaparilla (Hemidesmus indicus), which is commonly used in the production of commercial Sarsaparilla drinks and various types of root beer. This is actually the root part of the plant that contains the distinct flavour compounds.
As with most spices, it's best to add Sarsaparilla at the end of the boil in order to extract its distinct flavour, or add it during secondary fermentation.
There's no precise recommendation on the amount to be used, since it's a rather potent spice and its flavour contribution will depend on the gravity of the wort, other spices used, grain bill, hop additions and many other factors. Try experimenting with several batches to get the right feel for using Sarsaparilla in your beers.