I bottled the cider last week, and then I helped my sister bottle hers last weekend. We are hoping we can crack open a couple bottles over the holidays!
There was a large amount of lees left over in the jugs. I probably should have racked it at least once prior to bottling, but I am lazy that way.
We used to brew beer in college and we tended to enjoy seeing the bit of sediment in the bottom of the bottles as a symbol of the fact we made it ourselves.
The last swig didn't taste good, kind of yeasty really...but it meant we made it ourselves.
We re-used some flip top bottles we had saved up years and years ago...and by that I mean over 15 years ago. That case had been moved many times. I think it even went to San Francisco and then came back with me.
I am not a hoarder.
I just like to re-use what I can...yeah, that's it...I am a re-user, NOT a hoarder.
Finished product. Twenty pounds of apples = two gallons of cider = seven wine size bottles of goodness.