Well, I've had some friend cap some HB in twist offs. Some of the beers were good, some were not! The ones that were not would either not have a proper seal and be exposed to air at all times or some would come open during carbination and not be carbbed.
Short answer, dont try it. Not really worth it. Say thanks and next time he asks say you have plenty of bottles.
Like boo boo said, if you got a bench capper, capping these are no problem. If you got a handheld wing capper, you can still cap these, but you may have some that don't seal properly...I've got alot of twist offs that i'm going to keep using...
If you are in a state with a returnable bottle law, you can return them and buy some pop top beers. May I suggest a nice Bells Third Coast Beer. I have a bench capper and tried some twist offs with success, 1 out of 12 did not seal, but I was in a pinch. I wouldn't use them if I didn't need to. So use the $2.40 in refund to fund fresh beer.:cross:
Good point on the bench capper. I was using a hand held capper and those dont have the kind of torque that the bench ones have. So, yeah, you could probably use them (especially with a bench capper) but I still dont see the benefit. Unless you're bottling and short a couple bottles. Then I would rather try my luck than throw out the beer!