Originally Posted by EamusCatuli
What about carbing them then leaving them in the fridge un tapped for a month or so? Do they always have to be pressurized with CO2 in order for them to get conditioned or can they be un hooked from the CO2 after the initial prime? Thats what Im looking for....I will only have so much tubing and only one regulator and CO2 tank ya know?
They do not need to be carbed for conditioning to occur, most people don't carb until they want to serve. I'd suggest leaving your freshly filled kegs at room temperature for a few weeks, then transfer to your fridge. Get a splitter or manifold for your regulator, and you can carbonate one keg while continuing to serve another. Carbing will take longer at typical serving pressures, but it sounds like you're in no hurry.
Another approach to carbonation would be to prime your keg with corn sugar, leave it at room temperature for three weeks, then move it to your fridge. May as well put those yeast to work, and save a little Co2 in the process!
Storing and cold-conditioning your kegs in your kegerator is ideal, IMO. That way you don't need to move them, so no sediment gets stirred up.