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Old 05-31-2008, 09:39 PM   #1
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Default 2 5-gallon CO2 tanks

I recently purchased a 2 keg regulator setup from Midwest supplies and a Kegerator from Menards. I now have 2 5-gallon CO2 tanks. Question: Should I just keep the one tank and sell the other...or should I keep them both?


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Old 05-31-2008, 09:42 PM   #2
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5#? or 5 gallon.

I would recommend that you keep the 2nd for a back up. The CO2 tanks seem to take a dump at the worse time, Murphys law.


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You can never have enough co2 tanks. If one runs out you've got a spare. or you can keep one for your kegerator and use the other for force carbonating, purging, etc. in another location.

I traded my original 5# tank for a 20# tank and keep that one in the garage for all the utility purposes.
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You can never have enough co2 tanks. If one runs out you've got a spare. or you can keep one for your kegerator and use the other for force carbonating, purging, etc. in another location.

I traded my original 5# tank for a 20# tank and keep that one in the garage for all the utility purposes.
+1 I have two 20# and two 5# and a 5# of Beer Gas. I run out, but not really, cause I have backups. It will always run out on Friday evening.

If need be, I can dispense with 12 gram CO2 cartridges.

Be Prepared!
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Old 06-01-2008, 05:53 AM   #5
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I have 3 5 pounders...
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Old 06-01-2008, 12:10 PM   #6
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Duh....I did mean to say 5# and not 5 Gallon.

Sounds like I need to keep a backup, like with a propane tank....it usually runs out at the worst time!

Thanks for all of your input.


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