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Old 11-11-2007, 09:21 AM   #1
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Old 11-11-2007, 09:52 AM   #2
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Co2 tanks need to be checked every so often, it should say so right on the tank and have a date of last inspection. Most places that fill wont fill and out of date tank.

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Old 11-11-2007, 03:45 PM   #3
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in the US, they check this stuff pretty hardcore.

my gas filling place rapes me on the price...and are one of 3 places in town to get a fill and only 2 places in town to get an empty cylinder.

But you know I'd never really thought about it before, and I bet its WAY more common to see pubs/bars getting 'bad gas' since to them its all about the profit margin, while we simply would like to save a buck or two but its not that big a deal in the long run.

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Yeah, in the US they're very strict; I had to go to three different gas suppliers before I found one that did testing and could then fill my tank. It was kinda obnoxious but I guess that knowing your tank is safe was worth it.

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Old 11-11-2007, 06:14 PM   #5
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I hear you on the raping, my local welding supply house exchanges my 25# tank for $19, but my brand new 5# pretty aluminum tank is going to cost me $15 and take a week to come back to me. What sucks is it is so handy to have the 5# for parties or using around the brewery. I just wish I could refill it off my 25# that has taken me a year to empty serving kegs.

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Old 11-11-2007, 06:22 PM   #6
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What trash! Water & stale beer in a CO2 cylinder?

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Old 11-11-2007, 06:33 PM   #7
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It is aimed at scaring Licensees into not using non legit bottles.

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I found a condom in a keg hand pump once, apparently they used it for a seal before we got it for a party way back in college. Luckily I had my CO2 setup and went home to get it so I drank for free that night. Then we took the pump back in and got a discount on our next keg, so it all worked out but ewwwww.

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It's not that there is anything wrong with the Co2 itself, it's the tank.

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Old 11-12-2007, 07:05 AM   #10
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anyone care to explain what tests are performed when you need it? is it a structural issue, to make sure the cylinder isn't damaged and won't explode? what is it that could happen to a cylinder to cause it to fail?

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