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Offline Thomas

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Tart Cherry Concentrate as Bottle Conditioner
« on: April 07, 2018, 10:53:56 PM »
Hey all. I am bottling a mixed fermentation dark sour tomorrow. I would like to add some Tart Cherry Concentrate to a portion of it. Any idea how to calculate the how much carbonation I will get from the sugars in this product? Not sure what type of sugar is in a fruit concentrate. I use the NB priming calculator, nothing resembling fruit juice on there. The bottle just lists 14g of sugars in 30ml/2tbsp. Yes I know I could ferment it out and then bottle normally so no need to give me that answer. Its a sour so a wide range of carb would be acceptable to me, just want to end up in the right ballpark, i.e. it should be fizzy and not explode. Thanks!

Thom

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Re: Tart Cherry Concentrate as Bottle Conditioner
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2018, 11:11:04 PM »
if there are 14 grams in 30 ml then you can use that as corn sugar in the calculator. 
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Re: Tart Cherry Concentrate as Bottle Conditioner
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2018, 11:21:40 PM »
I found a little bit of vague info on the sugars in tart cherry. It appears that they are mostly glucose and fructose. So it seems to me I should use the Maple Syrup or Honey options on the calculator.

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Re: Tart Cherry Concentrate as Bottle Conditioner
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2018, 11:27:04 PM »
I found a little bit of vague info on the sugars in tart cherry. It appears that they are mostly glucose and fructose. So it seems to me I should use the Maple Syrup or Honey options on the calculator.

Thom
Glucose + fructose is sucrose, i.e. table sugar/cane sugar.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2018, 11:28:43 PM by Robert »
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Re: Tart Cherry Concentrate as Bottle Conditioner
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2018, 06:34:30 PM »
Let us know how it goes. 

We used to use juice and other fruits to condition firkins.  Using the calculator we assumed that we needed X grams of sugar and just figured out how many mls we needed to achieve X grams of sugar.

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