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DustBowlBrewer 07-26-2008 10:01 PM

CO2 Tank in Fridge or Not?
 
I've converted a minifridge into a kegerator with a twin draft tower on top. With the two kegs there's still room for my CO2 tank. Is there any problems with putting it in there? I'm worried the temp change will effect the regulator and create pressure problems. I really do like the clean look of it though.

Bytor1100 07-26-2008 10:05 PM

I leave mine outside. I've heard of people having them freeze when they keep them inside.

damrass 07-26-2008 10:05 PM

It'll be fine to keep it in the fridge, it's what I do.

DustBowlBrewer 07-27-2008 12:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by damrass (Post 773198)
It'll be fine to keep it in the fridge, it's what I do.

Good deal.
What do you have your pressure set to?

surfbrewer 07-27-2008 12:56 AM

I have never kept mine anywhere else and have never had a problem. I keep mine at about 5 psi for dispensing.

Cheers

Philip1993 07-27-2008 02:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bytor1100 (Post 773197)
I leave mine outside. I've heard of people having them freeze when they keep them inside.

I wouldn't store beer in that fridge. CO2 turns to dry ice at minus 78.5 C (109 F).

I store mine inside 24x7x365 w/o incident.

mmb 07-28-2008 02:53 PM

I leave mine outside for a number of reasons.
  • I don't have to open the cooler to check the pressure gauges on the tank. OCD and all that. :D
  • I have room for another corney keg since I have a 20lb CO2 tank.
  • I don't have to worry about anything corroding in the regulator because of condensation.
I keep my pressure at 12 PSI with 5 feet of 3/16 beer line and my cooler at 40 degrees F. That makes for a nice pour.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3224/...3391afcdbe.jpg

conpewter 07-28-2008 03:11 PM

I keep mine outside as well, for reasons already mentioned, especially the extra room inside.

:off: I got a sweet deal on my tank, bought a guys old used equipment, tank was out of cert by 10 years, swapped it for a one year old steel one for $20 exchange. When that emptied I found a place to swap and got a 1 year old aluminum tank for $15 exchange yay! I am going to try to get this one filled since I like the aluminum (no rust rings).

Free_Eagle 07-28-2008 06:09 PM

Keeping it inside will just slow the expansion of the liquid in the cylinder to gas, but will not adversely effect you if you are regulating it down to 5-15psi. I deliver (for the company that MMB got his tank at) CO2 to many walk-in refrigerators (50 degrees) at universities and hospitals and they use it too kill rats at about 25psi without a problem.

modenacart 07-29-2008 03:30 AM

Despense at the pressure you want your beer to be or else it will either be overcarbonated or go flat.


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