Originally Posted by swampdonkeybeer
I understand the methods in force carbonating a keg, but if I pressurize the thing with CO2 and then close the valves and let it sit... Can I carbonate that way? What pressure would I need to do so? Temperature would obviously be a factor? I am just wondering what my options are. I just started kegging and don't wanna mess anything up.
Yes, that's exactly the way to do it.
If you have the keg in the fridge, generally 12 psi works to carbonate. At room temperature (say, 68 degrees), 30 psi would be about right.
Here's the link to temperature/pressure: http://www.kegerators.com/carbonation-table.php