I was told using wine bottles for beer is a no-no. They can explode due to pressure and that maybe champagne bottles may work. Any experience, thoughts?
Its fine to do, I know others that use wine bottles all the time. You need special larger caps to go on the top though, or I supose if they allready have a screw top that would be fine too.
I know that some wine makers (in Australia) are now using a new type of bottle that uses less glass (its thinner) and I couldn’t say whether those are robust enough as I haven’t encountered one yet so I would make sure you have a standard wine bottle to avoid any potential disasters.