- Dec 12, 2016
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Hey all! I've searched up down and all around for answers on this topic. I have yet to get concrete information. I will be kegging for the first time this Friday. I have a 5lb co2 cylinder and will have 2 beers ready to go in the keg. One is a lager that is going to get gas only. It will use the set and forget method. The second beer is a blonde with Pacman. That's the beer I would like to naturally carbonate. The reason is I have nothing but time and a fridge full of bottles to go through. The fridge full of bottles will eventually be the fermentation fridge. That means no brewing until the other fridge is empty. So yes I have weeks to wait around lol With that said I'd like to take advantage of the time at hand and run a little experiment. That is to try set and forget in one keg and natural carb for giggles. These beers will both be for just me so I'm not worried about keeping "crud" out of the natural carbonation beer. With that said I've seen add 1/3 priming solution, 1/2 priming solution, and full dose priming solution to a 5 gallon keg. Also I've seen different mentions of adding co2 to the keg to seal and don't add co2 to the keg to seal prior to letting it naturally carb. The kegs will be fully refurbished (all new seals, poppets, fully cleaned/lubed) by me so I'm starting as new as I can. Is there anyone with first hand experience that has naturally carbed a keg?