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Old 10-18-2009, 05:45 PM   #1
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I finally took the plunge and I'm moving over to kegging. Anyone know where can I get my 5lb canister filled? And do I need an adapter?

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Old 10-24-2009, 12:27 PM   #2
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Welding shops are a good bet. They usually trade out a full one for an empty one. If you want to keep your tank, you might check a fire extinguisher company. They typically can fill your bottle so that you can keep it.

If you were planning to keep your bottle, post a pic of it. You shouldn't need an adapter. Do you already have a regulator for it?

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Old 10-26-2009, 10:59 PM   #3
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there are a few liquor stores that will fill it. Home brew mart has a list of them. I go to liquor locker on Morena Blvd, its about $16 for a 5lb fill. Air-gas will do an exchange as well. The advantage there is that you will be getting a full 5lbs instead of 4lb or so from a typical fill place. disadvantage is that they charge whatever they want (I've had them try to charge me anywhere from $18-$29 for a 5lb tank).

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Old 10-27-2009, 05:45 AM   #4
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I live near SDSU and go to Keg N Bottle on El Cajon Blvd. and College Ave. They refill my tank rather than swapping and it costs $3 per pound.

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Old 10-27-2009, 04:44 PM   #5
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I go to WestAir, after 5 exchanges you get a free one. They charge $18 for a 5lb.

http://www.westairgases.com/locations/sandiego.html

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Old 10-27-2009, 08:45 PM   #6
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wow...good call on Westair. they're near my work and paying 18 instead of 16 to get one free means the 6th fill is only 10 bucks! worth it to me....thanks!

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Old 10-27-2009, 10:48 PM   #7
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I also use Liquor Locker, I think it's like $3-4 per pound but it's close to my house. Beer King on Clairemont Mesa (behind the Guitar Center & Arby's) used to do it but I don't even know if they're there anymore.

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Just thought I'd revisit this thread and post something current. I get my bottles filled at Keg n Bottle on Massachusetts Ave in Lemon Grove. $17 for 5# and $22 for 10#. Price has varied depending on who's working. They prefer frozen bottles and they do not use a weight scale; just a straight fill till it won't take anymore. Used to go to Beer King on Shawline but I don't think they're there anymore?

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