Originally Posted by Crayfish
Do you use 1 can per 5 gallons to carbonate?
Thanks for the reply
I used pop can (12 oz) size of shelf stable Juicy Juice apple concentrate. Mine was a 3 gallon batch and I was a little concerned that it had too much sugar for 3 gallons. The sugar numbers on the can added up to a little over 5 ounces but I don't know if the amount of sugar in the concentrate equals the same amount of dextrose. I wanted high carbonation but I was nervous about bombs. It carbed okay after one week but I keep it for two or three weeks and when it was just right I moved the batch to the basement. I've since done a second batch with the Juicy Juice and that carbed fine too with no bottle bombs.
I'm not sure but one can would probably be enough for 5 gallons. The trouble with using the concentrate is that you can't really be sure about how fermentable the sugars are, however, I plan on using it for the next batch too because I really like the flavor.