Bottle bombs

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Bottle bombs

Post by jaquiss2005 » Sat May 05, 2018 5:17 pm

Make some cider last autumn and one of the varieties appears not to have finished fermenting when I bottled it. Was like Vesuvius when I took the cap off and lost half the bottle before I got glass in place for the second half!

Any way of stopping this happening with remaining bottles?

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Re: Bottle bombs

Post by MarkA » Sat May 05, 2018 5:22 pm

You could chill the bottles and slowly uncap them in the sink, then cap them again with new caps.

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Re: Bottle bombs

Post by oz11 » Sat May 05, 2018 9:01 pm

Protective eyewear strongly advised in case any of the bottles have a flaw and go bang

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