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Old 07-10-2013, 03:16 PM   #1
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Default If CO2 runs out, how long is beer OK?

I have a single 10# cylinder dispensing multiple kegs. If all of the kegs are already carb'd, what is the time frame that I would have to get my CO2 replenished when it runs out/low?

Also, I would assume that length of time would be shortened if there are kegs still carbing.

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Old 07-10-2013, 03:26 PM   #2
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if you don't drink anything they will stay carbed just like a sealed bottle/can.

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You can just recarb it if you use it all up.

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They're fine so long as you don't open them up and introduce air.

It takes quite a while to go though a 10# tank. If you have it inside the cold keezer/kegerator, the tank pressure gauge will read low even if it's full.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:21 PM   #5
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Thanks folks! I was hoping that it would be fine as long as I did not continue to dispense from the tap. I do try to check my CO2 status on a regular basis though. It is quite easy since I have mounted the cylinder outside the chest freezer, and up at eye-level.

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