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Title: I froze my Mizer.
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on April 25, 2012, 10:59:18 AM
I just want to share a few pic of my bulk CO2 tank.
Too much demand will freeze it.

Happy carbonating everyone :)

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/522750_347624748632984_100001563866528_942294_1034276104_n.jpg)

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Title: Re: I froze my Mizer.
Post by: bo on April 25, 2012, 11:11:25 AM
I've sen propane bottles do that as well. Do you force carb your production beers?
Title: Re: I froze my Mizer.
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on April 25, 2012, 01:26:22 PM
Yes I do. Now I have 450 lb bulk CO2 tank.
300 lb was just too small and could not evaporate fast enough.
I still freeze me new tank from time to time thou.
Title: Re: I froze my Mizer.
Post by: majorvices on April 25, 2012, 01:34:53 PM
Are you renting or did you buy the tank? How much does it cost to have it filled?
Title: Re: I froze my Mizer.
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on April 25, 2012, 01:56:35 PM
I rent the tank.
That is why I was able to get bigger tank.
it is twenty five a month
1 lb is twenty five cents.
Title: Re: I froze my Mizer.
Post by: troybinso on April 25, 2012, 02:25:15 PM
Some bulk co2 tanks come with a little electric heater that automatically switches on when it starts to freeze. You might want to ask you supplier if that is available.
Title: Re: I froze my Mizer.
Post by: tonyp on April 25, 2012, 03:12:19 PM
(http://thedomesticfringe.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/freezemizer.jpg)

Sorry I couldn't help it! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPrbccEdI5o)
Title: Re: I froze my Mizer.
Post by: tschmidlin on April 25, 2012, 05:05:30 PM
I hope the regulator is ok, we froze one enough that it broke (pressure testing ~500 cornies after a keg buy).
Title: Re: I froze my Mizer.
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on April 25, 2012, 05:09:51 PM
Some bulk co2 tanks come with a little electric heater that automatically switches on when it starts to freeze. You might want to ask you supplier if that is available.
I know about those.
Those are 600 lb.
I did not "graduate" to that one yet :)

Regulator was fine so no worry there.
Title: Re: I froze my Mizer.
Post by: euge on April 25, 2012, 08:33:57 PM
That is some extremely cheap co2! I think my per pound is something like $3.80

How do you measure your carbonation levels?
Title: Re: I froze my Mizer.
Post by: bo on April 25, 2012, 08:55:00 PM
I'm paying a tad over $.50 a pound.
Title: Re: I froze my Mizer.
Post by: bluesman on April 26, 2012, 12:45:01 AM
I get my 10lb tank filled for about $19.00. So $1.90/lb.
Title: Re: I froze my Mizer.
Post by: hopfenundmalz on April 26, 2012, 01:08:30 AM
I get my 10lb tank filled for about $19.00. So $1.90/lb.
5Lb=$10
10Lb = $13
20Lb = $15

This is at a fire safety shop.
Title: Re: I froze my Mizer.
Post by: bluesman on April 26, 2012, 01:14:53 AM
I get my 10lb tank filled for about $19.00. So $1.90/lb.
5Lb=$10
10Lb = $13
20Lb = $15

This is at a fire safety shop.

Wow...I might have to drive up to Michigan to refill my tanks.  :o

or maybe not... ;)
Title: Re: I froze my Mizer.
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on April 26, 2012, 01:46:36 AM
That is some extremely cheap co2! I think my per pound is something like $3.80

How do you measure your carbonation levels?
Bulk CO2 is always cheaper.
I carbonate in bright tank thru carbonation stone (I do not vent).
33F at 12 psi do the job in about a day.