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Old 04-18-2012, 02:28 AM   #1
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I ordered a stout faucet from Adventures in Homebrewing wanting to add nitrogen,(or rather beergas), to my setup. As far as the tank and regulator are concerned, can I use a CO2 tank with adapter for the nitrogen reg or do I need a nitrogen tank and nitrogen reg?


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Old 04-18-2012, 07:56 AM   #2
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All of the ones I have seen are nitrogen tanks. The pressure is higher than CO2. To be safe I would check with your gas supplier. I know here beer gas is exchange only, they only have 1 size tank they carry it in, and they won't exchange tanks that were not purchased through them.

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Old 04-18-2012, 12:14 PM   #3
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It depends upon your gas supplier. Mine uses a tank with regular CO2 regulator threads.
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It depends upon your gas supplier. Mine uses a tank with regular CO2 regulator threads.
Same in my area, CO2 and beergas tanks use the same threads. So I can use a CO2 regulator for my beergas.
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:19 PM   #5
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Just check what your local supplier uses. Don't spend money on equipment until you know exactly what they will require. My supplier uses standard CO2 tanks and regulators.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:17 PM   #6
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Thanks fellas. It would be nice if I could use the CO2 tank and regulator. I'll phone the shop where I get my CO2 and find out for sure.
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So another question. Is the 75% N/ 25% CO2 by weight or by volume? I'm guessing weight but would like somebody to confirm.
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I believe it is by pressure. It isn't a liquid like straight CO2 or Propane is, so it feels really light in comparison.
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Ohhhhh. I never thought that it would be by partial pressure!


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