Any bottles will do. Many believe Sam Adams are the best and they are good bottles. Make sure when you finish a bottle off rinse it well and drain it off. It will make cleaning the bottles a lot easier. I use the dishwasher racks to drain and dry my bottles once sanitized. To remove lables I soak in a big tubs for a day or two in water and amonia. You can also use oxyclean or simple green.Now allI have to do is drink a bunch of Sam Adams so I have enough bottles ready by the time I need to bottle.
If I wanted to add flavors like vanilla or chocolate, would I add it at the boil, or during fermentation?