So I have came upon all the required parts to make a keg system: CO2 tank with CO2, lines, keg with disconnects, regulator, and tap. I also have beer that's been sitting in the secondary for some time that's ready to be enjoyed!
I understand there are 2 ways to carbonate beer and I want to make sure I get this: the "natural" way which is basically just like a bottle - add priming sugar, seal, wait 2-3 weeks, then apply 6psi to keg, tap and enjoy. Or there is "forced carb" method where you fill keg, apply 20psi, wait a few days, bleed air off, then hit with 6psi and enjoy.
If I was going to natural carb my beer (its a smooth oatmeal stout), whats the best way to do it? Rack into the cleaned keg (can I clean with just SanStar? New/not-reconditioned keg), add priming sugar then wait? I've heard some people mention hitting it with some CO2 to help rid the O2 on top.
Also, what about temperature? I have a full CO2 tank (5lb) that I just got filled. Is it okay to leave at room temperature (70 degrees)?
That should do it for now. Thanks!