Originally Posted by ChshreCat
since you're just agitating the beer, wouldn't shaking it and venting do the same thing? I mean, if you have sediment, pumping CO2 through the dip tube will stir that up as well.
Could do I guess. I have enough kegs in rotation that I natural carb on sugar just because I can. When I tap a new one I run the crud out, usually less than a pint, and then pour an actual pint to sample.
If I get one overcarbed I am going to give this a try.
Shaking and venting will give similar results, just the curve won't be as smooth I think.