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Old 12-04-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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I was wondering if I could bottle cider in some sealable mason jars. Has anyone done or tried this yet? I have a bunch lying around and figured they might be useful for this but don't want to be the idiot that tried it and had a whole batch of bottle bombs. Thoughts anyone?

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Old 12-04-2012, 07:39 PM   #2
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Not a good idea, mason jars are not designed to hold pressure. You could use them for still cider, though.

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Old 12-04-2012, 10:31 PM   #3
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Good to know! Guess I gotta drink more beer to get a few more empties!

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Old 12-04-2012, 10:54 PM   #4
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2nd on the mason jars.... Not a good idea

They are meant for negative pressure canning, not a positive pressure that is produced with carbonation. The thin metal lids would exploded in no time flat. The only possible thing would be a water-bathed pasteurized still cider. Nothing with a positive pressure, non-pasteurized or carbonated cider would work at all.

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Old 12-04-2012, 11:23 PM   #5
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So glad I didn't find out the hard way. Thanks guys!

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