Co2 pressure in tank - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Co2 pressure in tank

Thread Tools
Old 12-28-2012, 07:51 PM   #1
Aug 2012
Union Pier, Michigan
Posts: 52

I have a 5lb co2 bottle and I'm plan On hooking up a 1/2 barrel tonight. When I open the valve, I read 20 lbs on my regulator. Should I go with that or get it refilled just in case.

Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2012, 08:06 PM   #2
DakotaPrerunner's Avatar
Jan 2009
Edmonds, Wa
Posts: 170
Liked 11 Times on 8 Posts

What regulator do you have? is it reading 20 PSI on the high pressure or low pressure gauge? If it is only showing 20 PSI on the high pressure gauge your tank is effectively empty and needs to be filled. New tanks are never shipped full of C02.

Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2012, 08:08 PM   #3
david_42's Avatar
Oct 2005
Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,599
Liked 158 Times on 148 Posts

Is it a single gauge regulator? If so, 20 psi is the output, not the tank pressure. With only one gauge you have to know the empty tank weight and then weigh the tank to check the status.
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
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CO2 Tank Pressure (PSI) LVBen Bottling/Kegging 4 08-29-2011 06:51 PM
CO2 Tank Pressure... scarpozzi Bottling/Kegging 9 08-09-2010 02:27 PM
Co2 Tank Pressure? BrewSapiens Bottling/Kegging 11 04-28-2010 08:28 PM
CO2 Tank Pressure beilber Equipment/Sanitation 6 07-26-2009 05:55 PM
How much should the tank pressure GIusedtoBe Bottling/Kegging 13 11-20-2007 08:08 PM

Forum Jump