When i opened the shipping box, all you could smell was the sweet Root beer smell. i bought this as a gift for my grandfather as we always used to go get Root Beer when i was a kid. It's a great kid, and awesome gift idea.
More to it than I thought. You got to sterilize everything, added your own sugars. Lot of measurements in it also. I messed up first batch, second batch likely will end up thrown in garbage. For $20 plus your own sugars, I could have bought 2 gallons of root beer at local store for quarter what I paid for this.