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Old 07-20-2006, 07:01 PM   #1
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Ok, I have CO2 cylinders, but no supplier. I've called welding supply shops, and most of them "sell" 75 lb cylinders of CO2, but none seem to want to commit to filling my piddly 5 pounders, as they cannot guarantee "beverage grade."

Could someone give me some hints here?
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Old 07-20-2006, 07:30 PM   #2
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I guess what I'm asking is "beverage grade" really that necessary?? Is it just more pure, or what?

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Quite a few of us get our CO2 from welding supply companies. I've asked the same question about industrial grade verses beverage grade and I've never gotten a good answer.
I'm surprised that you can't find a company who will fill your bottles. I use AirGas and they have been quite accommodating. (I exchange bottles instead of having mine filled.) You might see if there is an AirGas distributor near you.
I do know that my beers are very good with the industrial grade.

Also, some home brew shops fill bottles.

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Thanks. . .there is an AirGas supplier nearby, but they are in the crack-whore neighborhood. I'll give them a call, and go down during the mid-day, and maybe pack some protection (afterall, beer is worth it)

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I've just heard bad tales of industrial grade gases spewing out solvents, being contaminated with other gases, making beer taste like oil, etc etc. But if most people seem to have luck using industrial gas, then I'll give it a whirl.

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Thanks. . .there is an AirGas supplier nearby, but they are in the crack-whore neighborhood. I'll give them a call, and go down during the mid-day, and maybe pack some protection (afterall, beer is worth it)
Sounds like my old neighborhood in Peoria! Top of the hill, Callander and Western, not far from the German hotel.

Or are you talking more on the Adams Street area, by Alexanders?

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Sounds like my old neighborhood in Peoria! Top of the hill, Callander and Western, not far from the German hotel.

Or are you talking more on the Adams Street area, by Alexanders?

Ahhhh....good old days....
Didn't know you used to haunt Peoria. . . Did you go to Bradley??

Yeah, the AirGas dealer is down off of SW Adams (just off of very far southern Western Ave in Peoria). Till recently, I used to live in the Madison Manor subdivision over by West Peoria off of Sherman Ave (not far from Callander). We just moved over off of 116 by Germantown Hills. Lot more quiet, bigger house, dedicated brew room, no crack whores, etc.
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Don't be dissin' crack whores, my mom's a crack whore!

I mean... uh, nevermind.
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Don't be dissin' crack whores, my mom's a crack whore!

I mean... uh, nevermind.

Nice. . . .
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Didn't know you used to haunt Peoria. . . Did you go to Bradley??

Yeah, the AirGas dealer is down off of SW Adams (just off of very far southern Western Ave in Peoria). Till recently, I used to live in the Madison Manor subdivision over by West Peoria off of Sherman Ave (not far from Callander). We just moved over off of 116 by Germantown Hills. Lot more quiet, bigger house, dedicated brew room, no crack whores, etc.
Yep, Bradley class of 1997.

G-town hills is NICE. I used to take 116 to get to and from home and school. That whole area has really boomed. I was there about 4 years ago and couldn't believe how much had been built between Roanoake and P-town.

Funny you joke about the crack whores. I remember on New Years Day 1997, I was driving to work (Pere Marquette) and I was right outside my neighborhood when a skanky ho flagged me down for a ride. She seemed clean and wasn't looking for business, just needed a ride home so I gave her a ride since it was on my way. It was fun listening to her tell me about her night.
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