I've heard it said that twist-off bottles should be avoided when reusing bottles for homebrewing. I've also heard a few people saying they've used plenty of them with no ill effects. Given that (at least around here) twist-offs are much easier to come by in quantity, I ask:
- Should twist-offs be avoided?
- What are their disadvantages?
- If one was going to use them, what steps should be taken to minimize their problems?