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Old 12-20-2008, 02:37 PM   #1
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I'm looking to reach out to all brewers in Colorado Springs. I'm new to town and haven't filled my CO2 bottles since moving here. I was paying $8 for a fill at a local welding supply company in my former city. I could only find AirGas locally to fill CO2 and they want $22. Where does everyone get their tanks filled here?

Also, where is a good place for a hydro test? I think both of my tanks are beyond their dates.

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Scott

 
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Old 12-20-2008, 08:36 PM   #2
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22$?!

I go to airgas here and they only charge about 12$ for a fill/swap.

Wish I could be more help...
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:53 PM   #3
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22$?!

I go to airgas here and they only charge about 12$ for a fill/swap.

Wish I could be more help...
Yah. Needless to say I was a bit shocked. At that price it'll be cheaper to buy some cheap champagne by the case and modify the CO2 lines to connect to the champagne bottles and give them a shake every couple of days.

Can you imagine what the hydro test will be? It'll probably exceed the price of a new tank.

$12 is reasonable and I would gladly pay that. I really need to find some local brewers. Maybe I'll give one of the homebrew shops a call.

Scott

 
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:04 PM   #4
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Ya thats a good idea. The LHBS usually knows because they talk to so many homebrewers, plus they usually brew themselves on a regular basis.
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Old 12-25-2008, 02:32 AM   #5
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I think it's about $16 at Winecrafters/Rocky Mtn Brewing.

 
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Old 12-25-2008, 01:52 PM   #6
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Wow, must be nice I have to pay $30 for a swap on a 5# bottle $21 for the swap and $9 in taxes and state "hazmat" fees.

 
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Old 12-25-2008, 02:27 PM   #7
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I think it's about $16 at Winecrafters/Rocky Mtn Brewing.
Is that where you go? That is where I was planning on calling first for suggestions.

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Old 12-26-2008, 08:43 PM   #8
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Good to know, I was gonna spend my Christmas loot on a kegging system and was going to need to find this out for myself.

 
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Old 12-27-2008, 06:16 AM   #9
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Just getting ready to start kegging. Duane at Winecrafters is good people, he will talk your ear off.

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Old 12-30-2008, 03:20 AM   #10
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When I did my 5lb tanks, I used WineCrafters. Duane is very helpful and you could get it filled on Saturdays (or while you wait). When I got my 20lb tank I took it to Acme Fire & Safety Equipment since I had a larger tank. They did the testing for me and charged me $25 for 25 lbs. They have a deal on Fridays where they will fill the tank while you wait.

 
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