I'm sorta mad at myself for this one. Total brain fart.
I called my local brewery to see if they'd sell empty bottles to a homebrewer. They said sure, for $9 a case, plus they'd give me free caps. Sounds good.
I go and the brew master gets the bottles and caps. I pop them into my truck, talk to him for a bit about brewing, then head home.
My brother just got home. he walks in, takes one look at the two cases of bottles, and says, "Why did you buy twist off bottles?"
It didn't even occur to me for a second that 1) a small brewery was bottling with twist offs and 2) the brew master wouldn't think twice about selling them to a homebrewer. Especially considering he even gave me caps...
I feel pretty dumb and a bit angry that I wasted the money.
On a side note, it made me wonder why is it we can't use twist offs, but they are okay for breweries to bottle with? I'm assuming it has something to do with the pressure, and the cap will shoot off or something?