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Offline morticaixavier

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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?
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Re: how much beer would a woodchuck... err I mean a CO2 bottle chuck
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2011, 02:02:42 PM »
ROT is about a half a pound to carb and serve a 5 gal keg.  YMMV.
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Re: how much beer would a woodchuck... err I mean a CO2 bottle chuck
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2011, 02:09:04 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 
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Re: how much beer would a woodchuck... err I mean a CO2 bottle chuck
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2011, 02:32:39 PM »
cool sounds like I am all set for a while then!
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Re: how much beer would a woodchuck... err I mean a CO2 bottle chuck
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2011, 07:01:29 PM »
I carbonate and serve.
One 5 lb bottle is lasting me about 10-12 kegs.
So your 10 lb should last you long time.
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