I think Fred's answer was the one you wanted, but let's be exacting: The total alcohol content will be the same, but in one case, it will be spread out over 5 gallons, and the other over 6. So the ABV (i.e., the percentage of alcohol) will be higher for the 5 gallon batch. But there will be the same total amount of ethanol in the 5-gallon carboy as in the 6-gallon carboy. (All of the foregoing is assuming that fermentation proceeds fully in each case.)When making a wine kit does the alcohol content increase if you make a kit at 5 gallons versus 6 gallons. Maybe a stupid question. No haters please.
No, not a stupid question, but one without a simple answer. If your SG is higher at the beginning of fermentation when made to 5 gallons (which it more than likely is) than your ABV is going to be higher. Also, if you add more sugar at the beginning or during fermentation, your ABV goes up.Thanks for ALL of the replies. I have made somewhere in the neighborhood of 15 wine kits from different manufacturers, from cheap kits to expensive kits. I find that they are all pretty decent and drinkable. I was simply curious, and answered, that if I made a kit at 5 gallons would that increase the ABV in each bottle. Thanks again.