I kegged my honey pale ale last night and put enough pressure in it to seat the o-ring. I left it in my fridge all night at about 40*. Somewhere in the mid 40's will end up being my serving temperature. I want to make sure I understand the correct method to carbonate it. BTW, I'd like to have it ready to drink in about 1 week as I have a guest coming to town. I couldn't plan ahead for this. Also, I just have a picnic tap. I'd appreciate any corrections, feedback, etc. So here it goes the way I understand it:
Chill the keg to serving temp.
Attach the CO2 with the the reg. set to 20-30 psi.
Shake the keg pretty vigerously for about 1 minute with the CO2 on.
Let this sit for 24 hours or so and then bleed off all the gas.
Set the reg. for 10-12 psi and reattach the CO2 and let it fill the keg.
Is this it? One question I have is when I bleed off the gas after the first 24 hrs. won't this cause a ton of foaming inside the keg?