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Offline Thirsty_Monk

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I froze my Mizer.
« on: April 25, 2012, 03:59:18 AM »
I just want to share a few pic of my bulk CO2 tank.
Too much demand will freeze it.

Happy carbonating everyone :)



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Re: I froze my Mizer.
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 04:11:25 AM »
I've sen propane bottles do that as well. Do you force carb your production beers?

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Re: I froze my Mizer.
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012, 06:26:22 AM »
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.
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Re: I froze my Mizer.
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2012, 06:34:53 AM »
Are you renting or did you buy the tank? How much does it cost to have it filled?
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Re: I froze my Mizer.
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2012, 06:56:35 AM »
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.
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Re: I froze my Mizer.
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2012, 07:25:15 AM »
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.

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Re: I froze my Mizer.
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2012, 08:12:19 AM »
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Re: I froze my Mizer.
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2012, 10:05:30 AM »
I hope the regulator is ok, we froze one enough that it broke (pressure testing ~500 cornies after a keg buy).
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Re: I froze my Mizer.
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2012, 10:09:51 AM »
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.
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Re: I froze my Mizer.
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2012, 01:33:57 PM »
That is some extremely cheap co2! I think my per pound is something like $3.80

How do you measure your carbonation levels?
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Re: I froze my Mizer.
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2012, 01:55:00 PM »
I'm paying a tad over $.50 a pound.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2012, 01:57:39 PM by bo »

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Re: I froze my Mizer.
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2012, 05:45:01 PM »
I get my 10lb tank filled for about $19.00. So $1.90/lb.
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Re: I froze my Mizer.
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2012, 06:08:30 PM »
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.
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Re: I froze my Mizer.
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2012, 06:14:53 PM »
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... ;)
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Re: I froze my Mizer.
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2012, 06:46:36 PM »
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.
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