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Root Beer Extract

Transplanted Texan Sep 3, 2010 06:45 PM

Does anyone know where I might buy root beer extract in MoCo or Frederick Co.? Penzey's doesn't carry it, nor does the Harris Teeter on Darnestown Rd.

  1. The Professor Sep 3, 2010 07:06 PM

    Look for a homebrewing/winemaking supply store...these places almost always have assorted soda pop extracts in stock.

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    1. re: The Professor
      Transplanted Texan Sep 3, 2010 09:20 PM

      Sadly, there doesn't seem to be a home brewing/winemaking supply store in the area. I can buy it online, but either the sites don't list the ingredients in their extract or the extracts contain stuff I'd rather not use, such as propylene glycol.

      If anyone knows a local (MoCo or FredCo or Arlington/Fairfax) home brewing supply place, please post it! Thanks.

      1. re: Transplanted Texan
        justaddwater Sep 4, 2010 08:57 AM

        There is a homebrew supply store in falls church, can't say I know if they carry root beer, though, give 'em a call.


        1. re: justaddwater
          Transplanted Texan Sep 7, 2010 06:18 PM

          Thanks, justaddwater, I appreciate the tip!

          1. re: Transplanted Texan
            justaddwater Oct 10, 2010 05:12 AM

            I was there this past week and they do in fact have root beer extract, as well as a couple of other home brew soft drink flavors.

        2. re: Transplanted Texan
          Doh Sep 4, 2010 10:31 AM

          The Flying Barrel in Frederick or Maryland Homebrew in Columbia.

          1. re: Doh
            Transplanted Texan Sep 7, 2010 06:18 PM

            Thanks, Doh! For some reason The Flying Barrel didn't come up on a web search for home brewing stores, so I really appreciate you providing their name.

            If anyone else is looking for root beer extract, Flying Barrel does have two different varieties, one without propylene glycol.

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        bozoshoes Oct 9, 2010 08:40 PM

        Order Zatarain's on Ebay. It's cheap and it's GOOD!

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        1. re: bozoshoes
          Transplanted Texan Oct 11, 2010 01:04 PM

          Thanks, Bozoshoes! I found some at the Dutch Country Market in Germantown.

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