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Old 06-10-2010, 04:47 PM   #1
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Default Do you refill or exchange your CO2 bottles

I am just wondering what everyone here does about getting there CO2 as I am very new to kegging and I have my set-up on the way for kegging.

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Old 06-10-2010, 04:51 PM   #2
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I exchange at a welding supply shop because (a) I never have to worry about paying for re-certification of the tank and (b) it's cheaper than getting it filled at the LHBS.

I started kegging with a used system so I had no attachment to the tank in any way. I give them a used empty tank, they give me back a used full tank.

If I had dropped a bunch of money on a brand new tank, I might be inclined to have it refilled.


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Old 06-10-2010, 05:38 PM   #3
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Refill. Both new tanks . 10#-$20.00 and 5# $12.00 (I think).
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I've only had to do it once since I recently started kegging, but I exchange mine out. 20lb for ~$22
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Exchange... cost me $11 and change last Friday.
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Wife bought me a brand new tank so I refill. No way I'm giving them brand new tank for some junker. If she wouldn't have surprised me, I'd went with exchanges from the beginning.
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Refill. Both new tanks . 10#-$20.00 and 5# $12.00 (I think).
That's a good price. My LHBS charges something like $12 just to hook your tank to theirs, and then $1 or something per pound of CO2.
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Exchange. LHBS, liqour store and refills are about even, but I don't have to re-cert on exchanged tanks. I'm around $15 for a 5# tank.
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Last time I exchanged an out of date 20# for a new 20# for ~$30 or something. Next time I'll be taking it for a refill at my local beverage fountain supply company. Refills are ~$21 there
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I have a brand new tank so I just get it refilled, cost me $12.
I dont want to exchange a new bright and shiney tank for a rusty looking old one. Thats just me!


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