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Old 03-06-2007, 08:06 PM   #1
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Default Umm, did I buy the right one; Oxygen tank?

So I went to my local hardware store looking for the red disposable oxygen tanks to go with my aeration system from Williams brewing. They didn't have them and referred me to the local welding supply. I went there and asked them for an oxygen tank, the smallest one they carried. I was expecting the disposable red cannister but instead I get a nice fat green canister that stands about a foot and a half tall which I payed 80 bucks for. The guys says I own the cannister and refills are 12 bucks. I am hoping this is the right stuff and that it will fit the regulator that comes with the aeration system. The guy at the welders supply said there was only one oxygen fitting and that any oxygen regulator will fit.
So did I make a mistake or should I be ok? Man I kind of feel like an idiot asking these kinds of questions


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Old 03-06-2007, 08:08 PM   #2
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So I went to my local hardware store looking for the red disposable oxygen tanks to go with my aeration system from Williams brewing. They didn't have them and referred me to the local welding supply. I went there and asked them for an oxygen tank, the smallest one they carried. I was expecting the disposable red cannister but instead I get a nice fat green canister that stands about a foot and a half tall which I payed 80 bucks for. The guys says I own the cannister and refills are 12 bucks. I am hoping this is the right stuff and that it will fit the regulator that comes with the aeration system. The guy at the welders supply said there was only one oxygen fitting and that any oxygen regulator will fit.
So did I make a mistake or should I be ok? Man I kind of feel like an idiot asking these kinds of questions


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Old 03-06-2007, 08:09 PM   #3
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It might work, but that's not what I use. All the hardware stores in my area carry little, disposable oxygen tanks that run about $8. They usually keep them in the same area as the little propane tanks you use to sweat pipe.

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You got overkill my friend.
Disposables are $10-12.

Less gas to be sure, but man.
You'll need to brew alot to make that $80 go away.

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You got overkill my friend.
Disposables are $10-12.

Less gas to be sure, but man.
You'll need to brew alot to make that $80 go away.

I'm not so worried about cost as long as I have the right stuff. The problem I run into is that I'm in Oregon and the only hardware supply within an hours drive doesn't carry them and I'm not even sure anywhere in the surrounding towns would either (they are all owned by the same company). SO I am kind of stuck and the welder supply place said they didn't carry disposables so I am a product of my environment .
I figured it was overkill as soon as he brought it out but the dumb man side of me didn't want to tell him it was too big for my purposes. Well as long as it fits the regulator that comes with the aeration kit I will be happy.


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I'm not so worried about cost as long as I have the right stuff. The problem I run into is that I'm in Oregon and the only hardware supply within an hours drive doesn't carry them and I'm not even sure anywhere in the surrounding towns would either (they are all owned by the same company). SO I am kind of stuck and the welder supply place said they didn't carry disposables so I am a product of my environment .
I figured it was overkill as soon as he brought it out but the dumb man side of me didn't want to tell him it was too big for my purposes. Well as long as it fits the regulator that comes with the aeration kit I will be happy.


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That's good stuff.
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Well as long as it fits the regulator that comes with the aeration kit I will be happy.
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And that my friend is the $80 question
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And that my friend is the $80 question
That is it! Althought the welder supply store said they would take it back if it didn't and find something that fit it, which is cool.
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If they'll let you return it, I would. Just too bulky for what you need. The disposable bottles will last 15-20 batches, so your payback is going to be what, five years, ten years, before you've spent $80 on disposable bottles (I don't know how often you brew...)

As noted, look with the other welding supplies in any big box store - although I have to believe that even the mom + pop stores carry them as well. Maybe you just talked to someone who didn't know what they were talking about (wouldn't be the first time)...

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