This is a very strange question I know. I am comtemplating making a high abv ice beer. I do not have a keg or any type of forced carbonation system. This being my first attempt at the style I really don't want to spend the money to buy one when I am not even sure how good the end product will be. I do want to avoid a completely flat product so my idea is add priming sugar to a dark ale batch (haven't decided on the exact style just yet) while in secondary and using a regular lid with no airlock on the bucket. Another option that might also work is priming and then letting it carb in the containers (2L soft drink bottles/ 1 gal water jugs) I intend to freeze the beer in for a couple of weeks prior to the freezing process.
I realize this probably won't carbonate as well as my normal bottle priming process, as I will certainly lose a lot of CO2 in the freezing and pouring cycle. but I am thinking with the high abv low levels of carbonation will suffice.
I know all of this is not ideal and the best solution would be for me to just buy a keg, but this is an experimental batch and I am not ready to make the leap just yet.