Well after driving 5 hours back to the good 'ole U S of A, I prepared to bottle! With some help from my dad we managed to get 41 bottles of beer and only a very minor spill. Thanks everyone for your support and reassurances through out my first batch. I didn't think to sample any of my product as we were filling bottles but it sure smelled tastey!
I figure in 3 or 4 days I'll start my 2nd kit, and I have my first hard cider experiment fermenting as we speak. And some very anxious friends and family waiting to sample lol.