I used the Mr Beer Root Beer kit to make my own root beer. I thought I would make this with my Nephew Sullivan. Sullivan loves science and he loves root beer so it was a perfect match. Now if you have a child who is impatient this might not be the project for you, from start to finish it took one and a half weeks. It was very simple we followed the directions and made very little mess (not a simple task). Making soda is very much like making beer or wine, I’ve done both and have enjoyed the process. When you make soda you use yeast just like in beer. The big difference in the process is that you stop the fermentation from creating alcohol. We waited for the yeast to eat the sugar to create the carbonation. When we opened the bottle we got a huge whiff of root beer. I took a tiny sip to make sure it tasted close to a root beer soda, it did. I gave Sullivan the honor of the first drink, he smiled and finished the glass. Now if I had to rate my own root beer based on some of my favorites it really would only get a two out of ten but with this batch it was more about the experience rather than the actual taste.