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Old 06-25-2012, 01:06 PM   #1
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I am stationed in camp Zama Japan. It is located near Machida. Does anyone know where I can get my Co2 tank refilled? Any other DOD people out there stationed near here who keg?

 
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:40 PM   #2
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First off - Thank you for your service!

I am looking for an answer to your question. I work with a guy that lived in Japan for several years after ETS from the Marines. He is currently TDY, but I have sent him an e-mail. Will let you know if he has worthwhile information. In the meantime, I would suggest asking AAFES where they get their CO2 for the soda fountains.

 
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:33 PM   #3
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I was under the impression homebrewing was very illegal in Japan?

 
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:15 PM   #4
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Not illegal, but the law states up to 1% alcohol by volume only. They do sell homebrewing equipment and kits in Japan. It up to the resident to brew within the limits of the law. I have been to Japan twice for a short time and the Japanese folks I met do like their beer. I am sure the OP will have little to worry about, especially if he lives on base or in government housing. He isn't the first American to brew in Japan. My co-worker did it for several years while living there.

 
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:51 PM   #5
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@Vertra yeah, I live on post so I do not care too much what Japan has to say about it because they are not allowed on. Mps say it is fine so the problem still stands that now I have a keg but no Co2.

@ Lansing thanks for the help! Let me know what he says. I checked all over post an they said they don't know.
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:54 PM   #6
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You might try a welding supply shop.

 
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:58 PM   #7
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How did you get the tank shipped to Japan? HHG? I'm about to move over there (Oki) and want a tank for this but need to verify it can go with me somehow. I'd try Federal Fire, since they probably fill CO2 extinguishers anyway. If there's a SeaBee unit, they probably have some too.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:58 AM   #8
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Check in with the Okinawa home brewing group on Facebook. I"m sure they have some contact with someone up in your area who can set you straight. I live outside of Kyoto and use the Japanese CO2 tanks and the 8 mm quick release gas posts. Much cleaner than US style, I hate to say.
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:09 AM   #9
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Check in with the Okinawa home brewing group on Facebook. I"m sure they have some contact with someone up in your area who can set you straight. I live outside of Kyoto and use the Japanese CO2 tanks and the 8 mm quick release gas posts. Much cleaner than US style, I hate to say.
Thanks for the reply, but I don't see such a group on facebook. Is there another name the group goes by? You can link me to the page, that'd be the most efficient.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:27 AM   #10
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