I am not a fan of artificial sweeteners, and haven’t had a diet soda in about 20 years, for that reason. I was intrigued by this new addition to the NB extract line-up and wanted to give it a try. I understand that this kit includes sucralose but am wondering if there might be a substitute for that? Sucralose leaves an after taste that has been noted in this forum making the Bastard Stepson kit taste more like a diet rootbeer than an actual rootbeer. Would a different non-fermentable sweetener be an option, such as stevia? And if so, how much stevia would replace the 5 grams of sucralose in this kit?
I had Not Your Father’s Rootbeer when it first became available and liked it, but then a few months ago, had another and I don’t think it is made the same way anymore. It was not nearly as enjoyable the second time. So, when NB announced this kit, I thought maybe I would try my hand at making one that was more like the original that I remember…or am I mis-remembering it altogether?
Regardless, I am looking for some opinion on a replacement for the sucarlose.