A few years ago we had a great score. We asked an acquaintance who we were told had a capper if we could borrow it to put caps on our cider. He not only gave us the device but about fifty Grolsch bottles. These are fantastic for bottling as they have their own reusable secure lid. These would be the main bottle we would use along with a few longnecks and some smaller cider bottles.
Once they had cooled and been reassembled it was time to draw off some cider into a jug. When the bottles were filled the lids were clipped on the Grolsch bottles and the rest had metal caps pushed on. Before capping we put a sultana in each bottle. This is supposed to add just a little bit of sugar to keep the cider sparkling. If it gives too much we may get some broken glass and sticky shelves.
We haven't drunk all of last year's cider yet and this year we have made much more.
Homemade cider is a great drink for a picnic or to share with guests so we now have an incentive to make both happen more often.