Anyway, since we can't have a soda siphon and we don't like the yeasty taste of homemade carbonation, I tried to do a carbon-less root beer...
AND WE LOVED IT!
It's kinda like lemonade only with root beer concentrate over lemon.
You start by making a simple syrup of 2 quarts water and 1 cup sugar. Bring that to a boil or until sugar is evenly dissolved. Remove from heat and mix in 2 tsp of concentrate. You can then serve immediately over a lot of ice (which will dilute it quite a bit) or chill it and then serve over ice for a stronger flavor.
The batch I made didn't even make it through lunch! It will be a nice refreshment on a hot day to go with our barbecued hot dogs and homemade ice cream!
**On a side note, I did find an interesting website that gave the recipe for homemade root beer with dry ice. It apparently makes a spooking looking drink that is great for halloween celebrations. If you're interested in that & can get dry ice...feel free to check out the link.**