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Old 05-13-2009, 06:47 PM   #1
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this should be a good start,
so Question, do i keep the c02 bottle outside the fridge?
or do i drill a few holes

 
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:50 PM   #2
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You can do either - if you have room in the fridge, I'd keep it there. One less hole you have to drill
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:52 PM   #3
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it would be one less hole! but you do lose some of the capacity of the tank when kept cold. probably not enough to bother you but just keep an eye on your tank pressure so you don't get stuck having to refill earlier than planned!

 
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:52 PM   #4
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I've got the same kit with a 10# tank, got it in the fridge. the cold throws the high pressure gauge reading off, but everything seems to work ok.

 
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:56 PM   #5
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easiest to just keep it in the fridge.

Only time i plan on moving mine outside the keezer, is when i have 6 full kegs and a colar built.

the high pressure guage only really tells you that you have liquid in the tank anyways, so it isn much info, until it starts falling (almost empty)

BTW, Nice buy, that was my 2nd choice when i bought mine.

 
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:36 PM   #6
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you do lose some of the capacity of the tank when kept cold.
Sorry, I don't follow, the amount of Co2 in the tank is the same regardless of temperature, right? The gauge wll read differently at a lower temperature, but the amount of Co2 in the tank is the same, either inside or outside the fridge.

 
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:39 PM   #7
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Sorry, I don't follow, the amount of Co2 in the tank is the same regardless of temperature, right? The gauge wll read differently at a lower temperature, but the amount of Co2 in the tank is the same, either inside or outside the fridge.
yes. that's right. the amount of gas doesn't change, it's just that the cold temps cause it to "contract", if you will, which makes the pressure drop, and thus, the gauge read lower.
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:14 PM   #8
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Got the same kit with a 20# tank just a week or 2 ago, pretty decent deal.

Mine came with a damaged low pressure gauge though so I've e-mailed them to get it resolved. Didn't help to find out my cheapo fridge was out of coolant so I need to find another as well.

I'm gonna keep my tank in the fridge/freezer when I get one just because it's easier.
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:16 PM   #9
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Great Company.

Congrats on Kegging!

 
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:57 PM   #10
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my understanding was that keeping the CO2 tank in the fridge would not allow the CO2 to expand as much, thus not allowing you to use the tank to it's true "full" capacity... lol, i have no science to back this up, just my own experience and the guys @ KC!

 
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