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Old 01-09-2012, 06:17 PM   #1
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Hi,

I recently purchased a Leland mini regulator that uses Leland (Mr Fizz)74gm threaded CO2 cartridges.
What other threaded CO2 cartridges will work for dispensing beer?
My concern is with the grade of gas..... paintball CO2 cartridges mention 'Not for human consumption". I gather that the gas is contaminated with oil from the
compressor, thus 'tainting' your beer.
Hagen makes CO2 cartridges used for aquariums(Fluval).....but I cannot determine if that gas is food grade or not.

Anyone know if these Hagen CO2 cartridges are of beverage grade??

Thanks in advance

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Old 01-09-2012, 09:52 PM   #2
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You can use regular paintball CO2. It isn't toxic by any means unless you breathe 100% CO2. I get my CO2 from the welding shop and have been for the past 10 years and I ain't dead yet.

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