Can you get them recertified for another 5 years? I used to swap my tanks at Maine Oxy in Hooksett, but now I just bring them to Granite State Gas in Derry and get them filled. Maybe one of these places will recertify the tanks so you can use them for another 5 years.
I haven't yet experienced the expired tank situation so I'm not sure if they do recertifications or not.
Looks like Airgas in Concord is going to hook me up!
Hey since you're kind of local, are you aware of anywhere local (say within 75 miles) that has reasonable prices on bulk base malts?
I used to get all my base malts directly from Valley Malt, but after coming back from a brewing layoff I'm disappointed to find out they won't sell to me direct anymore. Everywhere seems to by $65 and up per sack when I see people in other parts of the country getting sacks for $35 to $45.
Brew Free or Die does a group buy. A member of my club joined, paid his dues (which I split with him) and bought a bunch of sacks. Once the grains arrive, you just need to pick them up at White Birch. I think the price was something like $35 for 2-row and and 40-something for Maris Otter. I think they may have another one coming up in September.
The Concord Homebrew club may do the same thing...I'm not sure.
Other than that, I'll get my grains from A&G in Portsmouth, but not at any kind of discount. $55 for Canadian 2-row and $65 for pils.