If I use 4oz of watermelon extract at bottling time,do I have to cut back on the amount priming sugar to prevent bottle bombs.

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That would really depend on the contents of the extract. If the extract contains a significant amount of fermentable sugar, yes. If not, no.

  • These are the ingredients for the extracts I will use in a 5 gallon batch, should I still use the priming suger. Feb 23, 2013 at 2:18
  • Hmm? I'm afraid I don't follow. What are the ingredients of the extract?
    – MalFet
    Feb 23, 2013 at 3:04
  • Husker Steve, maybe you should upvote an answer as well as accept it if you like it.
    – brewchez
    Feb 24, 2013 at 19:48

The ingredients you posted on the other question

Orange- oil of orange, alcohol, water. Watermelon-propylene glycol, alcohol, water, natural watermelon flavor

don't contain any fermentables, so you should add priming sugar also.

Go easy on the amount - 4oz in 5 gallons is the upper limit what you need, so you could start with less than that, e.g 3oz.

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