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Old 10-25-2012, 10:23 AM   #1
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Default Bulk prime / backsweeten

Down here in Western Australia, finding apple juice concentrate was proving difficult. I managed to find some and order a few bottles and found they contain potassium sorbate.

I was going to use the concentrate to prime and backsweeten.

If I was to bulk prime with a sugar or dextrose and let sit to carb for a while and add the AJC for sweetening immediately prior to bottling, would this work?

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Priming will only produce carbonation in a sealed container, like a bottle. Otherwise it will just ferment normally and the CO2 will escape out the airlock. Bulk priming in a container that is not designed to hold pressure will result in a busted fermenter and a large mess to clean. Unless you have a kegging setup you're gonna have to sweeten with sugar too.
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Makes obvious sense! Thanks.
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