x2 on Carbonic Service -- I have a 10lb. CO2 tank that I use for my Jeep and another one for the beer and I want to say it's between $15-20 for 10lbs., and I think around $10 for 5. I also own the tank (not cylinder exchange) and they fill it while I wait in about 5 minutes.
Alliance Gas has multiple locations - problem is they just don't have one in SF. Here is their location website: http://www.alliancegas.com/index_files/locations.htmOne of my first times actually writing on here hahaha
I know BrewCraft is not the cheapest of places, actually, it's one of the most expensive places I've shopped for HomeBrew supplies, but alas, we live in SF and this is about the norm. Anyways, I just was at BrewCraft in SF yesterday. They exchanged my CO2 tank for $35...I was not really happy about it, but I was buying parts to put together my first kegerator, and even though I knew the price was high, or the guy was ripping me off, I just wanted to get my stuff home and get it hooked up to see where all my money has been going. But if anyone else has any other ideas or suggestions, please let me know! $35 is freaking ridiculous for 5 lb CO2. If that's the case, I'll buy a 20 lb tank and commute to fill it up. Thanks gang!
Thanks a lot for the speedy response! I appreciate it! I'll check out both places and give an update on their prices. Thanks guys!Alliance Gas has multiple locations - problem is they just don't have one in SF. Here is their location website: http://www.alliancegas.com/index_files/locations.htm
Airgas is another - but I have never used them and I am not sure if you have to sign up to use them or not. Their locations in SF are here:
West Division - NCN Region 2.3 Miles
1495 Illinois Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 648-9353 | Driving Directions
West Division - NCN Region 9.2 Miles
220 South Linden Avenue
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 873-9120 | Driving Directions
EDIT: If you want to buy a tank just realize that all these places are exchange - so it doesn't matter if it is a nice tank or not. Just sit on Craigslist and see if one comes up - it should be much cheaper than going to buy one. If they don't you can always contact this guy: [email protected] which is who has sold to many of us up here on HBT for years. The only problem is that you are going to have to ship it from the other side of the US which is going to be more money - either way - it will still save you $$$.
Best of luck!
Keep in mind that many of the Airgas shops won't sell you a tank if you show up in a car and/or SUV. The tanks have to technically be transported in an open truck bed, standing in the upright position. Or that's what they told me. I now park around the corner and tell them that my truck is parked down the street :rockin:Thanks a lot for the speedy response! I appreciate it! I'll check out both places and give an update on their prices. Thanks guys!
Exchange!?I just got a 5 pound tanks exchanged at Airgas: $35
A 20 pound exchange was $57
these guys still doing swaps? i got a 10# tank that i can never seem to get swapped at brew shops... only 5s and 20s.I love that this thread has been resurrected for 7 years, and now I'll make it 9!
After much searching, I always go to Global Garden Supply in Burlingame. They exchange 20lb or 10lb tanks for $15! They don't do anything smaller than that, but a bigger tank is better anyway, right? They exchanged a 5lb tank for 10lb filled tank for me for $50, and said they would do a 5lb/10lb --> 20lb for $75, or a 2.5lb --> 20lb for $100.