Sorry to dredge up this old post, but I'm doing the same thing tomorrow...bottling a few and kegging the rest. I have 3 24oz, and 3 16oz bottles I'd like to fill with brew before kegging the rest for a party this weekend. If I were to pour DME or priming sugar into the bottles before filling them, how much should I use? A tsp? a tbsp? And which is the preferred method? Sugar, DME, or tablets (assuming my lhbs has them tomorrow)?
I will force carbonate the keg until Saturday night when I take it to the party. Since I don't have a fridge to store it in atm, I plan on putting the keg on ice in a small trashcan and shaking a few times a day, and re-icing it once/twice a day. I figure if it's in the <40 degree range, it will carbonate sufficiently at a constant 12 psi over the course of 72 hours. Am I correct in assuming this, or should I bump up to a higher psi?
BTW...this is a Munich Dunkel that spent 2 weeks in primary, and 2.5 weeks in secondary.