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Old 06-19-2013, 05:32 PM   #1
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I'm considering entering one of my recent brews into a local competition. My bottles were capped with custom graphic caps which is not allowed. Is it safe to pop the cap and immediately recap? What negative impact could this have on carbonation, flavor, aroma, etc...?
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:37 PM   #2
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Sand the logo off the top of the cap.

 
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:38 PM   #3
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Removing cap will result in losing too much carbonation. After recapping it when the time comes to open the beer later it may be a tad flat.

 
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:42 PM   #4
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I would get the bottles as cold as you can without freezing prior to cap swapping.

 
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:42 PM   #5
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Sanding off the logo sounds like your safest bet, I like that idea.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:12 PM   #6
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Sanding it is. Thanks, all!
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