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Old 01-06-2010, 02:02 PM   #1
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Default Learned something new about C02

I was talking to a guy who installs beer and soda lines for bars. He explained to me the way you get your C02 matters. He said there are basically two ways to get the food grade C02, someone who gets a delivery of a large tank filled with C02 and just fill yours from there, or someone who has a system with a pump and stuff that fills your keg with C02(there are probably other ways).
Anyway he explained to me that getting your C02 from a place that has a large tank and fills yours isnt as good because your percentage of C02 is off because the tank isnt recirculated and the C seperates from the 02.
He did mention it is just a slight difference for beer but for soda it makes it flat tasting.

Just sharing that, congrats if you read it all.

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Old 01-06-2010, 02:04 PM   #2
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Seems like good info, but I don't seem to have much choice!

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Old 01-06-2010, 02:07 PM   #3
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Yeah. Umm, No.

It's not that easy bro. It takes a LOT of effort and energy to separate the carbon from the oxygen.

If breaking the bonds was that simple then there would be no concept of emmissions in our generation.

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I was thinking wouldnt it just seperate in my tank either way?

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I was thinking wouldnt it just seperate in my tank either way?
What? You didn't get the Auto-Stir option on your CO2 tank? NooB.
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:11 PM   #6
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I hate it when my beer comes out all carbony. It stains everything. Oh, the mess!!!

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Your chain has been pulled.

CO2 is a bonded chemical and is very difficult to separate.

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Well bust my buttons!

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Haha, chemistry fail If that guy was telling the truth, he would know how to fix 'global warming'. Now if you grow plants in your CO2 tank, then you might have case...

This seems akin to the 'debate' over CO2 produced by yeast vs forced carbonation :P

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About once a year I have the inside of my CO2 tank cleaned. Afterwards the tank will hold more gas because I have now removed all that liberated carbon that accumulates in the bottom of the tank.

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