I have my first lager going, OG was 1.055 now it's about 1.022 so I figure it's about time for a diacetyl rest.
I plan to bottle this and give it to my father in law for his birthday, but I want the beer to stay nice and clear throughout so I don't really want to bottle condition it. I know he will want to save some so my questions are:
If I force carb it and bottle from the keg, will it hold its carbonation?
Will the small amount of oxygen in the bottle cause it to spoil over time?
I have a length of racking cane attached to a picnic tap that I use to bottle for my free-loading friends, but no fancy counter-pressure filler.