Hello everyone, I'm new the site and I just started brewing and came across something which google couldn't answer.
So, here's the thing. I started making 3 gal of hard cider and it's been fermenting for the past 9 days, but the fermentation seems to be very close to its end because it's barely producing any bubbles. I had a taste last night and it was actually good (thank god because i thought the H2S was gonna kill it). The problem is that I want to make it sparkly, so I was thinking of priming the bottles and try to add some flavor at the same time by adding a combination of some left over apple juice and apple concentrate. I used apple concentrate when I first started the process so it would have more of an apple-ish taste, which it does but i would like it to be stronger. Since the concentrate actually has a lot of sugar in it I was wondering if it was possible to simply prime the bottles with apple concentrate instead of just dextrose, and how much concentrate should I put in each bottle so it creates enough co2 to carbonate but not make the bottle explode?
I read that around half a tsp is enough for a regular 16oz bottle, but that comes up to be around 2.2 grams of sugar, and that same amount of sugar is easily contained in a few tsp of concentrate.
any help appreciated.