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Old 07-23-2008, 09:49 AM   #1
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Default What size CO2 tanks do you use for two 5 gallon kegs?

I am about to invest into a 2 keg system and i was just wondering what size CO2 tanks you guys use for a 2 keg system? I don't want to be refilling my CO2 all the time so im thinkin about getting a 10 lb tank.


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Old 07-23-2008, 11:45 AM   #2
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I have 4 kegs on a 5# tank. Been a good while since I refilled.


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Old 07-23-2008, 11:58 AM   #4
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5# is good, 20# is better, and two 5#'s are great!
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:22 PM   #5
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I have a 20lb'er hooked up to 2 corny's. Been going since Feb. and haven't needed a refill yet.
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aight thanks guys...i think i will gor with the 5# for now
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In case you haven't purchased yet consider this: There are a limited number of places that can fill a 5# tank here in the greater Atlanta area. I have to drive to Norcross. And of more concern to me is the $ I pay, the LHBS is a total rip off.

A 5# tank refill is approx $18 at Cintas last time I had one filled but I can get a 20# swap out for the same money down near the airport. I have both a 5 and 20 lb and if money is of any concern whatsoever go for a 20.

I use more gas than the average bear because I like highly carbonated beer like Duvel. I figure if I going to the trouble of brewing I might as well brew the expensive stuff.
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I have a 50# that I use to fill a 5#.
If you decide to go with a bigger tank be careful. A little leak hooked to a 50# tank could really be a pain in the A$$.
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If you haven't bought anything yet, I'd go with at least a 10# tank if it fits with your application. Meaning - if you're putting two kegs in a dorm fridge and want to put the CO2 in there as well, you may need to get a smaller tank. If you're going to have the tank outside the fridge, get as big as you can find. I've got a 10# that doesn't need refilling very often, and I just picked up a 15# tank that will become my primary tank in the near future. Bigger's generally better; fewer refills, usually cheaper per-pound when you swap, and not all that much more $$ to buy up-front.
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I've got a 5# which works, but I've been keeping my eyes open for something bigger on craigslist since I carbonate soda I go through my 5# faster than I'd like (plus it is a pain in the neck having an 8-5 job when most welding supply is open... 8-5, so takes some ingenuity to find time to fill my tank).


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