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Old 02-02-2009, 04:34 PM   #1
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So i just got a keg kit for Vday from my VERY loving fiancee.....LOL

So the question im having is what is the going rate for a 5lb C02 fill. I found one place that will fill mine and it was going to be about 20 bones. Is that a reasonable price?

Also can you guys lead me in the direction of some good recipes for my wedding coming up in July? Since im new to kegging, is there anything i should keep my eyes open for? Its in the summer so i was thinking maybe a hefe, maybe a blond, or an amber. Just trying to get an idea of what kind of beer someone might enjoy at the wedding..... obviously it will vary, but any info cant hurt.

Im going to have a lot of Qs but a few that come to mind are how long will beer keep in a keg? and how should i transport my kegs, and prep for service when i arrive at my destination? And i woudl assume you get about 48 cups from a keg, much like bottling? Thinking i may need to buy more kegs. LOL

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Old 02-02-2009, 05:41 PM   #2
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I dont know where you are located in seattle, but i get my tanks filled at AAA fire and safety. For 5lbs tanks it is like 9 bucks and will fill on the spot. They are located on Nickerson st right next to the fremont bridge. Hope this helps

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Old 02-02-2009, 09:19 PM   #3
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I'd recommend Larrys, I've been to many of the shops in Seattle, and while they are a bit out of the way, I think they are the biggest/cheapest, and most knowledgeable. Just search for Larry home brew supply on google, I don't know if I'm supposed to post links here or not.

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Old 02-03-2009, 01:24 AM   #4
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Larry's is in Kent, haven't been there, but did call and asked a question once. Nice people. But I have two nice places closer to home in Oly.

I got my 5# CO2 filled at PraxAir in Tacoma. $8.30 plus a $3.80 Hazmat handling fee plus tax.... something like $13 out the door and only 15 min as they filled my new bottle.

Cheers and you lucky stiff!!! That one's a KEEPER!

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Old 02-03-2009, 02:18 PM   #5
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Larry's has good prices but the place is dirty and I've never received customer service that would make me want to return. I only stop in because they are close to work. The Beer Essentials in Lakewood is a great place with the best customer service I've ever had and they have a good website for checking out prices.

A 5lb tank exchange is $15 at Larry's.

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Old 02-03-2009, 04:05 PM   #6
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ive been to both larrys and beer essentials i have had great customer service at both, although i believe larrys is a hair cheaper, i stop there too due to it being close to work, although beer essentials isnt far from my house. I woudl prefer to keep my new tank, being that i just got it and the whole idea of giving away my brand new tank for a used beat up one is just a little disappointing. LOL

Any words on life of a beer left in a keg? Trying to get an idea of when i should brew to have it ready for my wedding in july.....

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Old 02-10-2009, 09:22 AM   #7
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AAA fire and safety is the spot. Right by the fremont bridge, under ten bucks for a 5# tank, and they're quick and friendly. No bull**** with exchanging your tank either. They just fill it.

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Old 02-10-2009, 03:00 PM   #8
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I don't know about places in the seattle area, but $20 for a 5# tank is a lot. I had my 20# tank filled at a local fire supply store for $22 out the door just a couple of weeks ago.

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Old 02-11-2009, 05:00 PM   #9
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I don't know about places in the seattle area, but $20 for a 5# tank is a lot. I had my 20# tank filled at a local fire supply store for $22 out the door just a couple of weeks ago.
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In my experience, it costs about the same to fill a 5lb bottle as a 20lb bottle.

I was even able to get Praxair to give me a 20lb bottle filled in exchange for my empty 5lb bottle for 20 bucks!! (They only exchanged empties for fulls and were out of 5lb'ers)
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