I'm considering one of the kegging packages from kegconnection.com and they all come with a new aluminum CO2 bottle, which is nice. My question is, the places that I've called around town to fill the CO2 bottle, all seem to just swap your empty bottle for one of their full ones.
Am I missing something? It seems counter productive to order a brand new bottle to immediately go in and have it swapped out (for a presumably used one?). As I understand it, the cylinders are available in aluminum and steel, so do I run the risk of exchanging my new aluminum bottle for a steel one?
If you can't tell, I'm pretty green still and likely thinking aloud
Do you guys get your bottle filled or do you do the exchange game?