Originally Posted by nvs-brew
yeah think im best of getting some plastic bottles for this and future ciders!
or find a free beer fridge stat
You don't want to just bottle in plastic bottles, that won't stop them from blowing up. It'll just keep them from sending glass chards everywhere. They will be a lot less dangerous, but still horribly messy!
You need to bottle pasteurize and you can't do that in plastic bottles. You want ONE plastic bottle if you are trying to judge your carbonation level. If you want it flat, then just bottle and pasteurize right away. If you want it sparkling, then use ONE plastic bottle and wait until it is firm. Open it up once it is and see if it is where you want it. Once it is carbonated to your desired level, then you are good to pasteurize.
It'll all be in the link GilSwillBasementBrews showed you:http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f32/easy-stove-top-pasteurizing-pics-193295/