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    It wasn't the bottle warming up a bit that set it off. Yeast is still active in the fridge, just slowed down but still working and building pressure. That's why if you don't pasteurize what you made and just put it straight in the fridge, they can start popping in there or you get bursters (not bottle breakers but everything fizzes out) when you open them.I know some people pasteurize by boiling bottles, with a towel at the bottom of the container to stop cracks as the bottles move but if you're hot water is hot enough, you can just do it in the sink. I only suggest this because it's all I've ever done and I've never had any popping bottles or bursters. My hot water runs around the upper 130s, so I put bottles in the sink and fill it up. Then every 5-10 minutes I check the temp, then dr...

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    It wasn't the bottle warming up a bit that set it off. Yeast is still active in the fridge, just slowed down but still working and building pressure. That's why if you don't pasteurize what you made and just put it straight in the fridge, they can start popping in there or you get bursters (not bottle breakers but everything fizzes out) when you open them.I know some people pasteurize by boiling bottles, with a towel at the bottom of the container to stop cracks as the bottles move but if you're hot water is hot enough, you can just do it in the sink. I only suggest this because it's all I've ever done and I've never had any popping bottles or bursters. My hot water runs around the upper 130s, so I put bottles in the sink and fill it up. Then every 5-10 minutes I check the temp, then drain some of the water and add more hot water. I keep doing it for around 30 minutes and once I get there I just let them naturally cool down in the water.While it may seem like more work than boiling, I can fit a whole lot more bottles in my sink than if I boiled them and I also don't have to risk heating a bottle up too much and then having it explode from the pressure while it's boiling or while I'm taking it out and accidentally tap it against something, setting it off.

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  • Mister Weepers commented on amalkhan's instructable Water Cups Prank3 years ago
    Water Cups Prank

    Fill cups with baking soda. Combine this prank with the balloon one that pops over them only the balloons are filled with vinegar. Now they're covered with vinegar and the cups are fizzing from the vinegar (at least the ones that got vinegar to fall in them).

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