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Old 12-12-15, 06:16 PM
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Question for the Home Brewers

A CO2 tank, 10 punds, aluminum, new, filled... $100 bucks. Good price?
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Old 12-12-15, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
A CO2 tank, 10 punds, aluminum, new, filled... $100 bucks. Good price?
rental, or yours?

edit- I used to play paintball and got a big tank, I cannot recall the size but like the big welding cylinder, and the rental was nearly negligible with a cost of $36 to fill it.

A quick google search indicates you can get one of those tanks offline starting around $60, but don't know enough about the "brew" aspect to know it's what you need for that app.

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Old 12-14-15, 02:31 AM
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People who make beer at home use these tanks. I don't really know what they use them for, only that they use "food grade stuff, which is what I want it for.

I wanna make soda.
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Old 12-14-15, 11:27 AM
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These are used to force-carbonate and dispense from a keg. For homebrew, this would most likely be a "Corny Keg". For bottles, most homebrewers will bottle condition, but you can also dispense from a keg with the right tools (counter pressure filler).
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Old 12-14-15, 12:10 PM
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I think the price is decent, but you will find a 10lb tank very cumbersome. I have a 5lb tank, and it can be a pain.
Don't plan on it being very portable.
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The real question is: who is going to be the first here to try the RubenSoda? The Foo Brew, as it were?
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Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
The real question is: who is going to be the first here to try the RubenSoda? The Foo Brew, as it were?

I'm guessing the little Rubens....
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An over-carbonated bottle doesn't exactly say "wackaa-wacka-puff"
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In the 70s I bought a new plastic garbage can , Malt syrup & Sugar and Yeast ..

Hoarded Andres 'Champagne' bottles to put it up in.
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kegs don't 'splode..... just sayin
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Man, I don't remember what I paid here. It's been too long since I was brewing. Let me reassure you though that a keg in a fridge with a CO2 bottle is definitely the right way to go. It's so much easier than bottling and the beer tastes better. The only problem is dispensing growlers to share, without flattening it. I had a filler that pressurized the bottle but it was awkward. I think there were better ones that did the same thing but were easier to use.
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Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
People who make beer at home use these tanks. I don't really know what they use them for, only that they use "food grade stuff, which is what I want it for.

I wanna make soda.
I can't remember what I paid for my tank & regulator, but I have used it to make seltzer, which is basically the same as what you want to do.
I reuse seltzer bottles, with a cap that fits the air valve on the hose.
Brewing supply places sell all the bits.
Should work fine.
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