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General Category => Kegging and Bottling => Topic started by: scrap iron on October 03, 2021, 07:42:51 am

Title: co2 price inflation
Post by: scrap iron on October 03, 2021, 07:42:51 am
I recently had to exchange a five pound bottle that was due for recertification.  I had been getting it refilled for about $14 a pop at a local place.
So I took it to a local Air-Gas supplier for exchange for a newer bottle. The cost was $29. The dealer said co2 costs went up four times during the past year. My advice if you are close to needing co2 or a newer bottle get it now before costs go up even more.
       Prost, Mike
Title: Re: co2 price inflation
Post by: Bob357 on October 03, 2021, 08:43:49 am
If you have a local homebrew shop, check with them. The one nearest me refills #5 cylinders for $12.99.
Title: Re: co2 price inflation
Post by: denny on October 03, 2021, 08:55:58 am
My supplier is charging the same price. No increase.
Title: Re: co2 price inflation
Post by: Megary on October 03, 2021, 02:38:40 pm
I just paid $14 1 week ago in PA.
Title: Re: co2 price inflation
Post by: hopfenundmalz on October 03, 2021, 06:50:47 pm
Prices are regional.
Title: Re: co2 price inflation
Post by: scrap iron on October 06, 2021, 08:17:00 am
I kind of wondering if the Guy was feeding me a line. I will have it refilled at my regular place when the time comes and see the if price they charge went up. Like I said I had a bottle that was past the date for recertification. I know Air-Gas is higher priced but needed the new bottle.
Title: Re: co2 price inflation
Post by: Wilbur on October 06, 2021, 09:00:48 am
I did a tank swap at Airgas earlier in May/June and it was the same price as always ($21). As far as I remember CO2 has been "short" for the last two years.
Title: Re: co2 price inflation
Post by: Joe_Beer on November 15, 2021, 09:50:18 am
5# refill in April was $21. Last week was $29. Maybe time to start fermenting sugar water and saving the gas (for keg purging anyway) :o

Granted, $5/month isn't a lot to complain about, but seems like everything is going up lately. all adds up.