C02 tank in fridge? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > C02 tank in fridge?

Thread Tools
Old 01-12-2008, 01:03 PM   #1
Oct 2007
Posts: 149
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Just wondering if it's safe to keep the C02 tank in the fridge with the keg. If so this will make storing my keg a bit simpler. Otherwise I'll probably have to purchase/build a kegorator.

Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2008, 01:04 PM   #2
Soulive's Avatar
Mar 2007
The Middle of NJ
Posts: 4,278
Liked 25 Times on 25 Posts

Yes its perfectly ok...

Green Lane Brewing

Primary = Evan!'s Special Bitter
On Deck = EdWort's Porter / American Amber

EdWort's Haus Pale Ale Count

Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2008, 01:59 PM   #3
RichBrewer's Avatar
Feb 2006
Denver, Colorado
Posts: 5,901
Liked 171 Times on 90 Posts

Not a problem but remember that the gage will read low due to the colder temperature.

Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2008, 04:40 PM   #4
malkore's Avatar
Jun 2007
Posts: 6,922
Liked 37 Times on 35 Posts

Originally Posted by RichBrewer
Not a problem but remember that the gage will read low due to the colder temperature.
+1 for that comment. cooler temperature means less pressure produced.

leak test your whole setup first. when you know its good, go ahead and chill the co2 tank in the fridge. it'll end up reading 400-500psi instead of 900psi. but you are NOT out of CO2. some gauges are marked to refill at 450psi.
Primary: English Mild
On tap: Pale Ale, Lancelot's Wheat, English Brown Ale, Steam Beer, HoovNuts IPA
Bottled: MOAM, Braggot, Raspberry Melomel, Merlot, Apfelwein, Pyment, Sweet mead, Cabernet
Gal in 2009: 27, Gal in 2010: 34, Gal in 2011: 13, Gal in 2012: 10

Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 05:14 AM   #5
Jan 2008
South Dakota
Posts: 3

Like malkore said. Double check your set up first for leaks. I found out the hard way that temperature differences can exagerate weak parts and cause substantial leaks.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Keeping Co2 tank outside of fridge?? EamusCatuli Equipment/Sanitation 4 06-22-2009 06:37 PM
CO2 Tank in Fridge or Not? DustBowlBrewer Equipment/Sanitation 15 08-01-2008 12:58 AM
Keeping te CO2 tank outside the fridge jacksonbrown Bottling/Kegging 14 04-22-2008 01:15 AM
CO2 tank outside fridge - regualtor inside fridge? ghart999 Bottling/Kegging 20 03-06-2008 04:32 PM
CO2 Tank in the Fridge or Out? Drunkagain Bottling/Kegging 16 05-29-2007 05:05 AM

Forum Jump