"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure."--Anthony Bourdain
1. Shake well before using. Pour contents of 1 bottle of extract over 4 lbs.. of refined sugar. Mix well. (Vary amounts of sugar and extract to suit taste). 2. Dissolve mixture in 4 3/4 gallons of lukewarm water. 3. Mix 1/2 level tsp. of dried yeast or 1/2 cake of compressed yeast in a pint of luke warm water. Allow to stand for 5 min. Stir well and drain through cheesecloth. 4. Add the yeast mixture to the solution of sugar, extract and water. Mix well and pour into sterilized bottles immediately. Fill bottles to within 1/2 inch of the top to minimize spoilage caused by excess air. Cork bottles securely or seal with crown or stopper. 5. Place bottles on their sides in warm place (70-80 degrees until effervescent. (If set in a cool place immediately the beverage will sour and remain flat. ) The product should be ready in about 5 days. Move the bottles to a cool place. Refrigerate just before drinking.
For Best Results: Use only returnable type of carbonated beverage bottles. Do not use other types of glass containers such as non-returnable beverage bottles, mason jars, etc., which will not withstand pressure.
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