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Yerba Mate Soda, “Hive Mate”
Mike Horwath Aug 2016
Makes 5 gallons
Inspired by Club-Mate produced by Loscher Brewery:
Modified version of recipe by Dave Toews:
• 400 g loose Yerba Mate tea leaves
o I used Rosamonte Especiale, ordered on Amazon
• 650 g sugar
• 6 cups agave syrup
o Could substitute another 650 g sugar
• 4000 mg Caffeine
o I dissolved No-Doze pills and filtered out solids (corn starch)
o Use caution if handling pure caffeine—danger of excess exposure
• 2.5 tsp. citric acid
• 2 tbsp. robust molasses (I used “Grandma’s” brand)
• 0.25 tsp. Angostura orange bitters
• Homebrewer’s kegging supplies: 5-gallon Corny Keg, CO2 tank, regulator
1. Cold-brew the Yerba Mate tea by mixing leaves into ~3 L water, and letting soak in refrigerator for 12-24 hours.
2. Filter out the tea.  I used a spaghetti colander to get out most of the leaves, followed by a fine mesh strainer.
3. Heat ~1-gallon water in a large pot. Dissolve sugar, agave syrup, caffeine, citric acid and molasses.
4. Combine hot mixture and tea in keg, and fill to 5 gallons with cold water. 
5. Add orange bitters
6. Seal keg, shake to mix, and carbonate to 15 psi.

Revision as of 10:29, 21 August 2016