Originally Posted by highgravitybacon
This. I have failed to listen to the inner voice many times. Many. I know the feeling.
On the reverse, don't put the hot pasteurized bottles into a pot of ice water. They're not tomatoes. No need to blanche them. I did this for some reason when I was pasteurizing ciders even though I thought it was a stupid idea before starting. They exploded. Big shards of glass flew about 50' across the yard. I found them all summer while mowing.
I know I know, you are totally right bro but I have a friend who's really looking forward to trying this and he lives in a few states away so I knew I couldn't just cold crash...
I actually don't really think the problem was that they were to over carbonate, I think I ended up leaving them in there for about 14 minutes and the internal temperature just got too hot...
I haven't completely learned from my mistake yet so I'm going to attempt to do it again tonight but with a taller pot, outside, and I'm going to keep them in for exactly 10 minutes! I will try with four or five of them and if I don't get any bombs then I will do the rest of the batch, if I get even one then I am going to give up and cold crash and the guys will have to try my cider another time...