Root Beer World - root beer history, brands, recipes, news

Root Beer World - root beer history, brands, recipes, news
A World of Root Beer Resources

 

In Association with Amazon.com



  
Root Beer World: Forums

 Forum FAQForum FAQ   SearchSearch   UsergroupsUsergroups   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

FYI, Sweet Basil Oil is Better than Anise Oil in Root Beer
 
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Root Beer World Forum Index -> Home Brewing
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
aruzinsky
Root Beer Connoisseur
Root Beer Connoisseur


Joined: Oct 13, 2004
Posts: 147
Location: IL, USA

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:00 pm    Post subject: FYI, Sweet Basil Oil is Better than Anise Oil in Root Beer Reply with quote

First, I have to qualify my subject statement by saying that there are two types of sweet basil oil, one with high levels (>70%) of methyl chavicol (estragol) and one without. I believe that I am talking about the one with high levels. My experience is based on the sweet basil oil purchased from http://www.perfumersworld.com/listproducts.php?maingroup=Aroma%20Materials&secondgroup=A-Alifatic (If I remember correctly, this company is in Korea. I had no problem with customs.). This sweet basil oil tastes similar to anise oil except more like root beer. Thus, substituting sweet basil oil for anise oil in any root beer recipe should improve the flavor. Amazingly, although sweet basil oil has been available for a long time, I have never seen it in any root beer recipe. However, I suspect that methyl chavicol is used in some commercial formulas.

According to http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/data/es1006622.html , the safety "Recommendation for sweet basil oil flavor usage levels up to : 20.0000 ppm in the finished product."

According to http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/data/rw1013251.html , the safety "Recommendation for estragole flavor usage levels up to : 50.0000 ppm in the finished product."
  
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:       
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Root Beer World Forum Index -> Home Brewing All times are GMT - 4 Hours
 
 Page 1 of 1

 

Jump to:   
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2001-2008 phpBB Group
Forums ©
Page Generation: 0.27 Seconds