The problem...stovetop pasteurize, may lose bottles. Don't stovetop pasteurize, may lose bottles. I haven't pasteurized any of mine ever for a couple years. No gushers. No bombs. Done maybe 40+ batches. I get the whole bottle bomb fear and have my procedure of racking carefully and cold crashing and bottling. I don't have a keg and I don't use chems. Just gotta experiment. Not saying there's anything wrong with stovetop but that scares me more about bottle bombs than anything else. Nothing wrong with Pappers technique. Just gotta do it right. I use 1L swingtops and love the practicality of em (3 glasses per bottle!), but hard to stovetop pasteurize them. I age them and give them out and insist they put them in their fridge and I always get my bottles back. That's when the friends get more...when they return my 1L swingtops!