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FYI, Retail Source of Food Grade Dihydroanethole
 
 
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aruzinsky
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:40 am    Post subject: FYI, Retail Source of Food Grade Dihydroanethole Reply with quote

http://shop.perfumersapprentice.com/p-8095-dihydroanethole.aspx

This is the closest that you can legally come to the flavor of sassafras. The appropriate concentration in root beer is approximately 3 ppm or about 10% that of methyl salicylate. Also, see

http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/data/rw1024292.html .
  
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iolar
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or, instead of using some artificial chemical to get the flavor of sassafras, you could just BUY real sassafras:

http://www.herbco.com/p-838-sassafras-root-bark-cs.aspx?gclid=CNnr5LXhiM4CFYGTfgodrdkIAA

Googling for "sassafras price" will bring you many alternatives.

As usual, you can also find it on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Sassafras-Sifted-Frontier-Natural-Products/dp/B00028OI8A

Also, if you want the hints of anise and wintergreen that dihydroanethole has, better brewing supply houses carry anise and wintergreen (I can even get BOTH of those spices at my local Fred Meyers in the natural food section).

Why in the world would you want to buy a chemical used extensively by perfumers and the tobacco industry to "flavor" cigarettes in your brew?
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

iolar wrote:
Or, instead of using some artificial chemical to get the flavor of sassafras, you could just BUY real sassafras:

http://www.herbco.com/p-838-sassafras-root-bark-cs.aspx?gclid=CNnr5LXhiM4CFYGTfgodrdkIAA

Googling for "sassafras price" will bring you many alternatives.

As usual, you can also find it on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Sassafras-Sifted-Frontier-Natural-Products/dp/B00028OI8A


If you sell your root beer, the use of sassafras is illegal because the FDA deems it carcinogenic.

iolar wrote:
Also, if you want the hints of anise and wintergreen that dihydroanethole has, better brewing supply houses carry anise and wintergreen (I can even get BOTH of those spices at my local Fred Meyers in the natural food section).


Dihydroanethol has NO hints of "wintergreen." See http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/data/rw1024291.html#toorgano and note "sweet anise licorice sassafrass fennel".


iolar wrote:
Why in the world would you want to buy a chemical used extensively by perfumers and the tobacco industry to "flavor" cigarettes in your brew?


You don't know "exclusively" because it is impossible to take an exhaustive survey of root beer manufacturers. Dihydroanethol is less toxic than safrole and, unlike sassafras, it is legal to sell food flavored with dihydroanethol.

And, for only $2.50 you can buy enough dihydroanethol to make 350 gallons of root beer.
  
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