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Old 01-31-2013, 06:34 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by stevo4361 View Post
How long does a 20# tank last? Refill prices are damn close for me from 5 to 20 lbs. just the tank price to figure out if worth it or not.
4x as long as a 5#

it depends on whether or not you are force carbing, how much you purge etc - anywhere from 1/2# to 1# per keg is a fairly good estimate

if you already have a 5# tank I'd suggest getting a 20# tank used on craigslist or on here (as suggested) and keep the smaller tank as a backup.

murphy's homebrew law - your co2 tank will run out when you need it most

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Old 01-31-2013, 10:43 PM   #32
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Fire extinguisher place.. Airgas is a total ripoff IMO. About 2x the price at the fire extinguisher place.

Now, i wish the extinguisher place did beergas..

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Old 02-01-2013, 09:19 PM   #33
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I just picked up a 5lb cylinder for $77. That was to buy a cylinder which included the CO2. It appears to be a brand new cylinder, so I feel like I got a decent deal. I don't know what the exchange will cost when I go to do that but for now, I'm satisfied. A new cylinder from a keg supply shop is $60.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:23 PM   #34
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Around here it is 18 + fees for a 10# swap (around $23 total). I just moved from the Dallas area last year where it was $10 to fill a 5# at a welding shop. I don't mind doing the swap here since my two 10# tanks were almost out of hydro that I bought on CL for cheap.
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