24hr waiting period on 5# co2 refill? - Page 2 - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > 24hr waiting period on 5# co2 refill?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-05-2012, 05:39 PM   #11
NCGrayson
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
Wlmington, North Carolina
Posts: 213
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


FWIW i just got a shiny new 20# tank, and my airgas said the same 24 hour wait/turnaround time for a fill. I happily said f that and just exchanged it for a filled food-grade tank. the new tank wasn't as shiny, but it wasn't completely disgusting either, and it had a handle unlike the new one i have. just swap it.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2012, 09:22 PM   #12
weirdboy
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
May 2009
Los Angeles
Posts: 8,195
Liked 485 Times on 393 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by 431brew View Post
The propane tanks were exchanges, too?
Yeah, there's not a lot of places around my area that do propane fills instead of exchanges, so I am stuck with Amerigas (or Blue Rhino, although they have pretty much left the area) tank exchanges pretty much everywhere I go.

On the other hand, there is a welding supply place a couple of blocks from my house, so swapping CO2 is easy and those guys don't sell crappy equipment.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2012, 10:18 PM   #13
david_42
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2005
Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,595
Liked 152 Times on 143 Posts


Tanks do need to be tested occasionally. If they do it from free, that's much cheaper than driving 50 miles (unless you drive a T-72)
__________________
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2012, 10:35 PM   #14
static
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
static's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2011
Tacoma, Washington
Posts: 644
Liked 54 Times on 43 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by leaf View Post
Your tank was probably at the end of Hydro... sounds routine.
It's my understanding that Hydro's are done once every 5 years but the tank needs a visual inspection yearly. Another reason why the exchange is nice. They do all that so you don't have to worry about it.
__________________
The yeast knows what it's doing.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 02:51 AM   #15
431brew
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
South Alabama
Posts: 164
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


The tank is only a little over a year old. I didn't request or mention food grade last time they filled it or this time. I didn't realize there was noticeable difference and didn't know to mention it. When I dropped it off yesterday, they said that since it was only 5# they were required to fill it with food grade.

When I went back today to pick it up, it had stickers on it labeling it is food grade co2. They didn't do that last time. Maybe I am just dealing with new people or owners this time. At any rate, I will probably just do the exchange next time.

Thanks for all of the replies and advice.
__________________
Chris/ 431brew
_____________________________________________

Drinking:
1. American Premium Lager (on tap)
2. Porter



Keg Conditioning:
Blonde (AHB)


Fermenter #1:
none

Fermenter #2:
none

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Co2 Refill - NE CT / SE MA kman540 Bottling/Kegging 10 12-29-2014 05:39 PM
PBW Sitting In Line For Extended Period TMannion87 Bottling/Kegging 0 05-31-2012 02:40 PM
Longest period of Conditioning Frenchy Bottling/Kegging 10 03-17-2011 01:22 PM
Leaving kegs under pressure for an extended period of time Turkeyfoot Jr. Bottling/Kegging 10 07-29-2008 11:59 PM
cool keg and condition period, calman Bottling/Kegging 8 03-06-2006 10:35 PM


Forum Jump