I am fresh off of the Michigan Brewer's Guild Summer Beer Festival and I helped pour beer for a local brewery and I really want to start kegging, but now I have a few questions, and I couldn't exactly find the answers I am looking for...
I would probably want to let the beer condition in the keg using priming sugar rather than force carbing and I will probably end up with 2-3 kegs on tap.
1) After racking to the keg and adding the sugar as normal, I know it needs to sit in a warmer area ala bottle conditioning, but does the keg need to be under any pressure while conditioning? I've read something about letting it sit on ~5 psi, but does it have to be connected to the co2 tank the whole time? How exactly does one keg condition?
2) I will have 2-3 kegs on not long after I begin kegging and I've found two things that look like they will help me accomplish this. An air distributer
or a tee.
To sort of combine these questions... I assume the air distributer would be what I want and if a keg is conditioning naturally, could I just blast it with ~5 psi of co2 and then close the valve until it's ready to serve? If neither of these items are what I need, what should I be looking for instead?