Will Airgas rent a tank? I'm about ready to start kegging, just lacking the tank. I hate to purchase a bottle if I'm just going to end up swapping it somewhere.For swapping I would go to Airgas. There are at least 2 locations I have been to. One is on 82nd near Foster and the other is near Bridgeport Village. They usually run about $17.
If you want to consolidate a trip to a brew store, Brew brothers in Hillsboro does swaps and Steinbarts does fills.
I sort of wonder who came here just to post that.I get my gas at Matheson gas they guarantee its food grade there are 3 one in Tualition and two in pdx one NW 29th and one one Killingworth they only charge me $12 for a 20 lb cylinder
Another update: I just paid Airgas (Tigard) $34.49 to exchange a 5-lb. CO2 cylinder. Mistake. Previous refills at Matheson (Tualatin) were $11.55. I didn't know Steinbart did this.Re-opening this old post with some updated prices, as I was looking for the same thing (5lb tanks):
Airgas (Tigard): $115 new (filled), $22 to exchange
Above the Rest (Tigard): $125 new, $25 exchange
Homebrew Exchange: $95 new, $16 exchange
Steinbarts: $88 new, $17 refill (they don't exchange)
Mainbrew (Hillsboro): $90 new (filled), $14 exchange