Old-fashioned Root Beer

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  1. Wash roots well in cold water.
  2. Add juniper berries (crushed) and hops.
  3. Pour 8 quarts boiling water over root mixture and boil slowly 20 minutes.
  4. Strain through flannel bag.
  5. Add sugar and remaining 8 quarts water.
  6. Allow to stand until lukewarm.
  7. Dissolve yeast in a little cool water.
  8. Add to root liquid.
  9. Stir will.
  10. Let settle then strain again and bottle.
  11. Cork tightly.
  12. Keep in a warm room 5 to 6 hours, then store in a cool place.
  13. Put on ice as required for use.