I had a few commercial bottles I could have swore were pry off so I cleaned them and sanitized them for reuse. They were Summit EPA and Fulton’s Lonely Blonde specifically. I didn’t notice the lip was a twist off until I had already begun bottling. I decided to use them anyway. I used a wing capper. They seem to grab on to the edge hold the beer in just fine, I can hold the bottles upside down and there’s no sign of leaking.
There’s mixed reviews on this out there. Most people advise against it because there’s a 10-15% chance of a bad seal.
I was reusing these 12 ozers so I could give them away as gifts and not worry about the cost. Might be some bad gifts. Is there any way I can tell if the seal is good or bad without opening each bottle?