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Old 11-03-2011, 12:54 AM   #1
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Is a 9oz co2 tank too small for a 5gal keg. I'm going to build a portable keg cooler and I have a 9oz tank. What do you think?

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Old 11-03-2011, 01:55 AM   #2
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I usually go through a couple of 16oz cartridges of CO2 per 5 gallon keg.

 
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:05 AM   #3
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Force carbing?

 
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:09 AM   #4
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I force-carbed and pushed a whole corny with 16oz CO2 in a 22oz bottle and had an ounce or two of CO2 left over. I'll be getting some 9oz bottles soon. I may have been on the low-end of CO2 volume - 5# @ 33F

 
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:21 AM   #5
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not for force carbing. Just so i can take the keg to the lake or beach without having to bring a 5lb co2 tank.

 
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:04 PM   #6
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I serve multiple 5 gallon kegs using a single 20oz paintball CO2 tank. I don't think you'd have a problem with one on a 9oz personally.

 
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:20 PM   #7
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I serve multiple 5 gallon kegs using a single 20oz paintball CO2 tank. I don't think you'd have a problem with one on a 9oz personally.
Thanks for the help.

 
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:33 PM   #8
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I serve multiple 5 gallon kegs using a single 20oz paintball CO2 tank. I don't think you'd have a problem with one on a 9oz personally.
Agreed! When I am force carbing I can usually get through 2-3 kegs. If only serving, it is more like 4-5.


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I usually go through a couple of 16oz cartridges of CO2 per 5 gallon keg.
Are you sure you dont mean 16 gram?

 
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Old 11-03-2011, 05:08 PM   #9
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My bad. I was thinking grams. I use a couple of 16Gram cartridges.

 
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:07 PM   #10
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5# will allow me to carb to 3 volumes, and serve, 8 kegs (3 to carb, 1 to serve = 4 volumes used per keg)
that is 4x8=32 volumes for 5#
32/5= 6.4 volumes per pound of CO2
1# CO2 = 16oz

so 9oz should be equal to about 3.5 volumes, which means you should be able to push about 17.5gal of carbonated beer from a single 9oz tank

 
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