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Can ring crown bottles be recapped?

Give it a try-- fill a bottle with water, put a cap on, flip it upside down, and see if any water drips out. If the cap makes a watertight seal, then the next time you're bottling fill a couple and ...
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Re-using Caps in new Batches

I never considered reusing caps, in my opinion, they probably have suffered some sort of flaw in their ability to reseal a bottle and be able to retain pressure. If you want to try a few caps after ...
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overcarbed bottles recapped and then recapped again?

I second the point from Septimus G about waiting longer. After adding fruit or puree I would almost always wait 2-3 weeks, sometimes even a month. You didn't state how long you had left the primary ...
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overcarbed bottles recapped and then recapped again?

Yes, you may open the bottles release pressure, and cap them again. You won't be introducing (any significant amount of) oxygen by doing this, but do it in a clean environment. As to why this ...
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Opening bottled beer early

Recapping after 6 days will be too late. Bottle carbonation is usually done in about or less than one week at the right temperature. I usually give it a week or two to be on the safe side. But once ...
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Re-using Caps in new Batches

Many caps are made with an oxygen absorbing layer to prevent the beer from oxidizing. The benefit of such layers is disputed, however they are definitely not functioning anymore when being used a ...
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overcarbed bottles recapped and then recapped again?

Yes this has happened to me. In my case it was the addition of apples after initial fermentation. I suspect that the first fermentation was complete but I did not consider the possibility of the yeast ...
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overcarbed bottles recapped and then recapped again?

It could also be suspended solids from the puréed fruit. The CO2 will form bubbles on those suspended solids at a lower concentration of CO2 in the beer. I released the pressure of a foamy batch and ...
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Can the plastic caps on PET bottles be re-used?

Yes you can! Just make sure that he threads and inner seal of each cap is good before you sanitize them and pop them onto your brand new fresh brew! A good thing to watch out for is overtightening ...
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