I have a Russian Imperial Stout that I want to age for a full year. I currently have it in kegs, uncarbonated. I like to bottle from kegs that have been force carbonated due to the lack of sediment in the final product. Can I force-carbonate it now, then bottle, and still expect it to get better with age? What if I'm force carbonating in the refrigerator?
I am getting ready to do the same thing with a very similar beer (for the first time)
I plan to bottle condition, I sit the carboy up were I will rack it from a day or two before so the sediment has time to settle out
If I were to force carb then bottle I would purge fill then purge that little head space at the top. co2 is heavier then atmosphere so you could even hold the beer gun over (instead of in) the bottle.