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Old 10-19-2011, 09:02 PM   #11
Lost
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I was about to post on this as well. I'm in the brandon/south tampa area. I need both co2 and beer gas. Airgas is pricey but appears to be the only supplier of beergas in the area.

I appreciate the tip about crumptons, $16 isn't terrible but it isn't good either. I was getting co2 refills for $11 prior to moving.

 
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:31 AM   #12
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What is beergas?

 
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:45 AM   #13
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What is beergas?
75%/25% Nitrogen/CO2...

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Old 10-22-2011, 01:47 AM   #14
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What is beergas?
It's used with a stout faucet to give your beer a 'guiness type' pour (you know, with the cascading creamy head). You can serve any beer this way but it's typically done with dark beers. It's a matter of taste but I strongly prefer it for serving my stouts and even porters.

Basically the nitrogen doesn't readily dissolve into the beer like CO2 does so you can serve the beer with tremendous pressure (typically about 30psi) without worrying about the beer being overcarbed. You need this pressure to serve the beer with the stout faucet. The stout faucet has a little disk in it with tiny holes (a 'restrictor plate') that the beer is forced through. This is what makes all the bubbles in the cascading foamy head. If the beer has too much CO2 in it then it'll will just be all foam and will take forever to settle.. so that's why you use the beer gas - so you can serve with a lot of pressure but only have a lightly carbonated beer with a foamy but not overly foamy head.

It's a combo - beer gas + stout faucet. You need both for a 'nitrogen' served beer.

 
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Old 10-22-2011, 02:36 PM   #15
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Thanks, I'm going to look into that when I start making stouts. Airgas is the only place I know of that sells nitrogen also. You may want to talk to the people at Booth's Brewing on Falkenburg, if you haven't already. They are great people. Also, since your in Brandon, Bootleggers says there is a place on Parsons that sells CO2, but I've never been there.

 
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:35 PM   #16
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It's a combo - beer gas + stout faucet. You need both for a 'nitrogen' served beer.
Thanks for the info, Lost. It makes sense, but if you need the faucet, do you know how a widget in a pub draught can works?

 
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Old 10-23-2011, 06:54 AM   #17
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Where do you all get propane fills? Cheapest I've found is $15 for 20lbs tank at ACE and produce market on linebaugh just east of the dump.

Edit: vvvv do you know how much they charge?

 
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:20 PM   #18
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many uhaul stations sell propane

 
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:49 PM   #19
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I once worked at uhaul and you can get propane there. They fill so that's an option if you don't want to exchange your tank.

As for what is cheap in the area I can't help since my brewery is electric. Sorry.

 
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:01 PM   #20
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I used to go to the BP gas station on Memorial Hwy, near the airport, for refills - cost $20. Now I just swap at Lowes for $17+.

 
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