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Old 02-05-2013, 12:11 AM   #1
Jan 2011
West Rutland, Vermont
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How much AJ concentrate should you use for a 2 gallon batch to prime the bottles for carbonation? 1/2 can, full can?

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Old 02-05-2013, 12:46 AM   #2
Nov 2011
Finger Lakes, NY
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Depends on how much sugar is in the concentrate, should be listed in the nutrition facts. I like a little more carbonation in cider than in most beer, about 35g/gallon.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:39 PM   #3
Nov 2012
Columbia, CT
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Basically, I add the AJC to taste, record the gravity (so I can reproduce it) wait for it to carb up, pasteurize to stop fermentation (using Papers stove top method with a plastic bottle as a guide) and drink. If you are only doing 2 gallons you could probably let it carb and then stick it in your fridge.

I like my cider pretty dry, one can of Seneca AJC for 5 gallons is my sort of go to but to each their own.

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