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Title: how much beer would a woodchuck... err I mean a CO2 bottle chuck
Post by: morticaixavier on June 10, 2011, 08:55:14 PM
So I have just started kegging, (Getting to the bottom of my first 5 gallons, yum)

I have a 10 lb CO2 tank with which I have

1) carbed and served the better part of one 5 gallon keg
2) mostly carbed two more 5 gallon kegs
3) will be carbing 2 MORE 5 gallon kegs
and
4) serving those 4 kegs in June.

My question is, am I going to run out of CO2?

I don't appear to have any leaks in the system so far. so basically how many kegs can a single 10 lb tank of CO2 carb and push?
Title: Re: how much beer would a woodchuck... err I mean a CO2 bottle chuck
Post by: blatz on June 10, 2011, 09:02:42 PM
ROT is about a half a pound to carb and serve a 5 gal keg.  YMMV.
Title: Re: how much beer would a woodchuck... err I mean a CO2 bottle chuck
Post by: Headless Monk on June 10, 2011, 09:09:04 PM
I have a 5lb tank and, strictly going from memory, seem to get about a dozen 5 gallon kegs per re-fill.  That includes carbing, serving, and pushing hot water and Star-San to clean.

Of course, my very first fill lasted about 12 hours. :o 
That taught me to double check all my connections.
Title: Re: how much beer would a woodchuck... err I mean a CO2 bottle chuck
Post by: morticaixavier on June 10, 2011, 09:32:39 PM
cool sounds like I am all set for a while then!
Title: Re: how much beer would a woodchuck... err I mean a CO2 bottle chuck
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on June 11, 2011, 02:01:29 AM
I carbonate and serve.
One 5 lb bottle is lasting me about 10-12 kegs.
So your 10 lb should last you long time.