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Old 07-10-2013, 09:21 PM   #1
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I've seen several places in ATL to exchange co2 but I would rather just fill my new canister somewhere but I can't seem to find any place that does it. Any suggestions? Thanks!


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Old 07-10-2013, 09:34 PM   #2
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Look for places that sell and service fire extinguishers. Most of them will just fill your tank. I was in the same boat, got a shiny new tank and didn't want to swap it out.


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Old 07-10-2013, 09:48 PM   #3
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Beverage Control in Tucker. $10 refill.
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:56 PM   #4
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Brew Depot in Alpharetta - $14, so not really worth the drive unless you're North OTP.
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Ace Hardware in Smyrna will do it but it's kind of pricey. Like about $20 and they charge a flat fee, not by the amount they dispense. That's still better than the exchange though because they fill it all the way instead of only 15 pounds you get from exchanging. I think some U-haul locations will fill as well, and I think they are cheaper than Ace.
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:08 PM   #6
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This was such a pain for me when I moved here. The only place I found that would refill was a paintball shop on Barrett PKWY in Kennesaw. A long drive but I had a 10 lb tank so I only gotta do it like once a year. Called "Georgia Paintball" I actually gotta get my annual fill this weekend.
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InBev is where I go to get my CO2 refilled. Also of utmost importance is to make sure you are getting 'food grade' CO2. Lots of companies will refill your CO2, but few are of food grade quality. If you're not getting food grade you will probably have trace amounts of harmful elements w/ each fill...
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The food grade is not the CO2 itself, it's the tank it's stored in.
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Ace Hardware in Smyrna will do it but it's kind of pricey. Like about $20 and they charge a flat fee, not by the amount they dispense. That's still better than the exchange though because they fill it all the way instead of only 15 pounds you get from exchanging. I think some U-haul locations will fill as well, and I think they are cheaper than Ace.
Wow, just realized I read "co2" as "propane". I am dumb. Disregard my comments, unless you want to know where to get propane tanks filled.
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WTF....I meant to say Beverage Control in Stone Mountain, not InBev....

Re CO2: yes, there is a difference in CO2 grades, with "lab" being the highest and is also certifiable (think hospital grade oxygen). There is some debate as to how much of a difference there is between "food" and "industrial" grade...gases labeled industrial do however allow for a higher amount of impurities. And in addition to.....yes the type of tank is also important as well. Food grade will normally have some type of protective layer in case of back flow....


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