I live in Waltham, this place is great. Friendly service and good hours if you work a 9 to 5 (open at 6:30 or 7 I think).I live in Concord and use Keane Fire And Safety Equipment Co.
1500 Main St.
Waltham, MA 02451 781-899-6565
reasonable prices, I drop off in morning, my wife picks up at lunch.
You get yours there? They are good people. And they have a nice store there, upstairs. (They still upstairs?)
Yup. When I was first setting up my system I called around to price things out, Igo's said they filled. They were a little pricier than Keane Fire in Waltham, but they could fill while you wait. Keane fire is closer to me and has better hours though, so I don't mind dropping off then picking up.I go to Igo's and have my 5lb CO2 tank filled. They don't swap it out.
in woburn there is a homebrew shop called beer and wine hobby, they may do tank swapsHey Guys, thanks for the info! I'm actually north of Boston in the Woburn/Burlington area...so i think i might check out Airgas in Billerica, thanks!
I also found this little gem, courtesy of The Worts: http://wiki.wort.org/cgi-bin/moin.cgi/Boston_CO2_Locations
BeerGrylls,I ended up going to ARCO welding supply in Malden. For 18 bucks I got a filled 5lb tank and an attitude. Might be hard to go back, but they do have the product and no waiting (almost)
If you're in Waltham just go to Keane Fire. Super nice guys and convenient hours, they open at 6 or 7AM or something. They don't fill while you wait, but their prices are reasonable for this area. My 10 lb tank is about $20-25 to fill.I called Strange Brew in Marlborough yesterday and thought I would report what I found for the betterment of beermanity. Their exchange program requires a "buy in" with the purchase of a full 5lb tank for $130, and then the cost for a swap is always $5 cheaper than the general rate. The current 5 lb exchange rates are $20 if you're in the program and $25 otherwise.
A new, full 5 lb tank is $100 without buying into the exchange program.
I also checked with Homebrew Emporium in Cambridge last week and they were charging $100 for a 5 lb tank, and ~$26 for an exchange. I think it was $26.95, but I can't remember exactly.
I found out that Boston Fire Extinguisher in Lynn will do fills. $20 while you wait, only $10 if you go back the next day. And speedway in Gloucester was a good tip. Easy to get to, and good people.If you're in Waltham just go to Keane Fire. Super nice guys and convenient hours, they open at 6 or 7AM or something. They don't fill while you wait, but their prices are reasonable for this area. My 10 lb tank is about $20-25 to fill.
Just to clarify, Keane in Waltham is open 7-4 M-F. very convenient for me.I live in Waltham, this place is great. Friendly service and good hours if you work a 9 to 5 (open at 6:30 or 7 I think).