I didn't take pics of bottling, but I'll do my best to described what happened:
1. Boiled some water, put in 98g of table sugar, and allowed to cool (as per northern brewer's priming calculator for a stout, at 2.1 volumes, 70F degrees).
2. Sanitized the bottling bucket (no spigot) with 2L of starsan,
2. Poured the 2L of starsan into the rubbermaid. In it was the stirring spoon (slightly too long for the rubbermaid, so I made sure the foam was all over it), bottling wand, caps, two sizes of autosiphon, two sizes of tubing (3/8 and 1/2 inch, both), bottling wand, hydrometer, and that tube that holds the sample for the hydrometer.
3. Poured the sugar water into the bucket, and swirled around to cool a bit more against the foam and tiny bit of fluid left behind by sanitizing. Used the 1/2 inch autosiphon and hose to rack the stout into the bucket. Once transferred, I used the sanitized spoon to SLOWLY stir the mixture, to be sure the sugar water was mixed evenly throughout the wort.
4. Put a sanitized lid on the bucket, and took about 20 minutes to use a sulphiter to sanitize 48 bottles. (I used Sierra Nevada bottles, because I love that they come in 6 packs which make it easy to offer trades and make gifts).
5. Used the sanitized 3/8 inch siphon and hose, with bottling wand, to put a bit of the beer into the hydrometer testing sample holder thingie (too lazy to look up the proper name for it, since I can't recall what it is at the moment) (sample was 1.012, instead of the predicted 1.008), and into the bottles (the beer tasted fine, which is a huge step up from both previous batches I've made since returning to Ottawa, although I can't taste any chocolate or vanilla).
6. Used my bench capper to cap all of the bottles, using the sanitized caps from the rubbermaid. The beer is now sitting in my basement in brown glass bottles. Since it's in the basement, the temperature is a steady 19-20, which is within the range for the yeast used.
The bottles were rinsed out immediately after being emptied (read: drank...drunk?), and sanitized on bottling day. There were no visual spots of mould or dirt in the bottles (disclaimer: only checked about half the bottles since every one I checked was clean) [reminder: all previous problems were prior to bottling].
Hopefully this is the one batch i've made since my return that hasn't been infected/soured/gusher/whatever. Here's hoping!
I've never understood the policy against "necro threads" on almost every forum. Why tell us to use the search function for a particular topic, then complain when an older thread has a new post in it?