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Old 11-27-2012, 12:16 AM   #11
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mashuganabrew, I know that Matheson/Valley has it here in Columbus. I'm in the welding business call on all on most of the industrial gas distributors in a 6 states including W.V. I think I can help you out if you would like.
I may be in Cbus on Wednesday anyway, so if you have their contact info that would be great... course I'm sure I can find them on the internet too... Thanks for the info! I'll call them before I return everything. I do make a lot of stouts so, it might be good to keep the equipment if I can. Thanks for the info all!
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:12 AM   #12
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I feel like you would have to go through keg after keg of stout to need the tank filled every other month. Anyway, maybe look harder for a nitro source? There has to be something closer to you. Heck Columbus, Ohio is 2 hours from you (so 4 hr round trip) and I know CBus has several places that you could fill nitrogen.

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Old 11-27-2012, 05:49 AM   #13
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Dude, holly mother of multiple posts 3 for the same question.
Man, that sentence and your avatar are well suited
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:44 AM   #14
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Personally, I keg on co2 and spent $$ on a nitro set up (love it!). Know that a decent sized bottle of nitrogen (80cf), served around 30psi+ with a stout faucet, will last you about three 5 gallon kegs (if luck is on your side). Now, 80cf is a big bottle! This same size bottle on co2 could last me 20+ co2 (5-gal) kegs!

Is it worth it? Well, I think co2 inhibits the beer taste and experience… I know, arguably so, but I just don’t like co2 in my beer! I shake or swill all beers! Just to get that annoying co2 crap out of the way... but, I don't care much for a flat beer unless it's a STOUT!

So personally, when severing a stout I don’t want co2 to be noticeable, but it does add body to the beer; though I think nitrogen adds a fuller experience to the beer and the nice black and tan we all look for. Note that nitrogen is not soluble at temps we serve in so it’s just to “push” the beer out. So I guess it’s what you want out of your beer / cider / whatever you’re pushing.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:51 AM   #15
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OP, do any bars in your area serve Guinness Draught? If so, you might inquire who supplies their beer gas.

Also, when you call around, be sure to mention beer gas. Asking for nitrogen gets different results.

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Old 11-27-2012, 11:19 AM   #16
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Yep, I've been asking for beer gas, although, I know I'm in trouble when I have to expleain what beer gas is..... LoL.. they all think I'm a loon or that I'm building a Meth lab...

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Dude, holly mother of multiple posts 3 for the same question.
yes, beer + frustration + open source information = impatient and type crazy brewer... thanks for the info on the other posts though! (also I've noticed you get different responses depending on how you word your inquiries)
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Can you get argon? It's more expensive but works just as well.

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yes, beer + frustration + open source information = impatient and type crazy brewer... thanks for the info on the other posts though! (also I've noticed you get different responses depending on how you word your inquiries)
you also get vets and knowledgeable people to ignore you.
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