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Makin’ Root Beer!

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Pretty lazy three day weekend here at the house.  I just love these weekends!  Ran around all day on Saturday getting errands done so we can lounge around the next two days.  So far, everything is on schedule.

Dan and Orion had a blast last night, makin' a batch of root beer. :)  The kids have been asking for a quite a while when Dan was going to use his homebrew supplies to make them some soda.  We are not big on the kids drinking soda here at the house, but we finally gave in for an extra special treat! Here's what they were up to last night:

Sterilizing bottles......yep it looks like we are a brewery.....

Adding the extract.  Did you know that there are 8 cups of sugar in 4 gallons of homemade root beer?????  Agh!  We will be paying for this at the dentist!

Filling up the bottles!  Orion putting the caps on, that is a lot of hard work. (trust me I know....that is usually my job when Dan makes his homebrew.......I like to pretend I am Laverne and Shirley)

NOW COMES THE HARDEST PART!  WE HAVE TO WAIT 2 WEEKS FOR IT TO FERMENT!  NOT QUITE SURE IF ORION IS GOING TO MAKE IT......HE HAS BEEN IN THE PANTRY TWICE THIS MORNING CHECKING IT OUT!