After much reading about between the forum and various websites I decided to do a 5 gallon batch.
5 gal freshly pressed cider from local orchard
4lbs dark brown sugar
1.5lbs table sugar
WLP775 English Cider yeast
I plan on going to a secondary and have reserved 3/4 gallon of fresh cider and threw it in a gallon ziploc in the freezer to keep it from fermenting on its own. That way I can minimize the headspace in the secondary. Not sure if that's typically done but it made sense to me. I'm a noob at doing it this way.
I did not throw any campden and since this was a first time shoot off the hip get it together quick attempt I did not buy a hydrometer to check OG. I figure based on the recipe it will end up with high alcohol. Getting a meter never crossed my mind when I was at the LHBS. I'll pick one up next time I'm in for my next batch I'm going to do.
Bottling will be done in Grolsch fliptops that I'm currently drinking my way through. The store wanted $32 a case for empties when I could get full for $42 talk about a win win decision.
I think I'm going to do a little try with lagering yeast and do it in my garage as it gets to around 40ish and let it be a nice long fermentation over the winter. I'll be using apple juice for that batch.
Needless to say I'm pretty excited as is some family and friends.