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Old 09-03-2008, 06:21 PM   #1
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Sep 2007
Odenton, MD
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My brother-in-law is a welder, and can probably get me a tank with unfiltered CO2 in it for my kegging. Is this a terrible idea? I read the only other thread I could find about it, and there was something mentioned about putting a filter on the line myself.

Any thoughts/recommendations? If nothing else, I might get the tank from him on the cheap, and get it refilled by a company that does filter.

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Old 09-03-2008, 09:38 PM   #2
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All CO2 is produced by condensing it out of the air. It is all the same. It is all pure. Some tanks are certified as food-grade, but it is meaningless except as a legality.

You want to put a check valve in the line to avoid getting beer in your regulator.
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Old 09-04-2008, 12:48 AM   #3
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or dont tip your keg over
Melancholy Dog Brewery

Planed: more cider.
Primary: empty
Secondary:Dry hopped amber ale, Does Equis clone.
Keged:Pumpkin spice, wizen.
Bottled: Hard cider, Oaked bourbon vanilla cider, Vanilla Porter.

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