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Old 04-16-2009, 07:12 PM   #1
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Default 20lbs CO2 Tank - How many Kegs?

Just a general curiousity. I am now the proud owner of a 20lbs co2 tank, which is a first in my rather fresh entry into Kegging my brews. I was pondering, if I am using 1.5-2 Atmosphere's to charge my 5 gal kegs, roughly, how many kegs could I go through before I can expect to take this guy down to refill him?

Hope I asked this right, suffering from a bit of Ferret Syndrome today at work, too much stuff going on today.

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Old 04-16-2009, 07:15 PM   #2
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With occasional waste, purging, etc, expect to carbonate and serve about 1 keg per pound of CO2.

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Well that is easy enough to remember. So the way my friends family and myself go through my brews, going to have to charge that puppy every month. LOL

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Hmm 20 kegs a month? So.... you can only brew for 2 months before you hit the legal limit

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I have a 20lb tank that has been serving my 2 kegs for going on almost 3 years now. I have a seperate tank I use to purge my kegs and seal them. I don't force carb however.

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I think it will last you over a year. My 10# already going past 6months.

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I have a 20lb tank that has been serving my 2 kegs for going on almost 3 years now. I have a seperate tank I use to purge my kegs and seal them. I don't force carb however.
Yeah. I have a 10lb on the basement fridge. Only use it to push beer. Bought and filled it in November of 2007. It's had 2-4 kegs on it all this time and I haven't refilled it yet!

The 5lb tank that I use for purging, making seltzer and driving the up-stairs kegs is another story.
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My 20lb keg lasted me about 8 months. Force carbing close to 80 G of beer, three kegs of rootbeer for the kiddling, purging airspace in wine carboy and serving three 1/6bbls and one 1/2bbl commercial kegs.

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