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kdsarch 02-27-2008 02:07 PM

Blended Gas for Kegs
Does anyone use a blend of CO2 and Nitrogen for their homebrew? I see that my local shop offers that option. This is my first time getting the C02 tank charged so I just want to make sure I do it right.


Funkenjaeger 02-27-2008 02:13 PM

Some people do, but it is not the norm, and is usually used for either extremely long beer lines (like in bars) or for serving stouts/etc on nitro from special stout faucets. If you are going for a simple, normal kegging setup then you want plain CO2, NOT the so called 'beer gas'.

abracadabra 02-27-2008 02:37 PM

Not only that but you'll need a special regulator for "beer gas" as opposed to regular CO2 and the "beer gas" is at least 2X as expensive.

Cintas charges $37.50 for 5 lbs. "beer gas" and $18 for regular CO2. I can get a 10 lb. tank exchanged at the local gas shop for $12.

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