Sorry if already discussed multiple times, I did a quick search in the sticky and didn't see anything about it.
Thinking of pasteurizing my next cider after I back-sweeten with concentrate and brown sugar. I will do a couple plastic pop bottles to determine when it is carbonated without turning them into bombs.
My first question is how long after the plastic bottles are expanded can I wait until all hell breaks loose and my bottles explode? How long after bottling will the desired carbonation approximately occur?
Secondly, will the pasteurization inhibit the conditioning and effect the taste of my cider?
Thanks for any help.