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Old 10-21-2012, 12:35 PM   #1
UnionMan
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I just attempted to pastuerize my first batch of cider. When I pulled Tue bottles from the water, the caps went from being concave to convex. Is it normal for the heat to distend the caps or is this not normal?

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This is before heat was applied



 
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:36 PM   #2
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Sorry, order of the pics got reversed.



 
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:34 PM   #3
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The heat increases pressure in the bottles, which could distend the caps.

 
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:36 PM   #4
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Should I try resetting the existing caps when they cool or will it be ok?

 
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:38 PM   #5
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I wouldn't worry about it.

 
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:40 PM   #6
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Cool, thanks a ton



 
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