I was just thinking about this topic as I find myself with a gap in my beer pipeline due to winter weather here.
So if I were to put a couple of kegs on " stand by" , is it better ( or does it make any difference ) if it's carbed yet or not? I can tell by lifting my kegs up a little in the kegerator if I am getting close to the end, so I could wait till then to start the carbing. And suppose the beer is to be dry hopped, I would assume I should wait until it's close ( 5-7 days) from drinking before dry hopping?
By the beginning of next winter I would like to have a few kegs in process to fill the gaps when the weather gets too crappy to brew. Maybe this idea is better suited to certain types of beer that perhaps do not require dry hopping.
Thanks for starting this thread!