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Co2 Refill In Melbourne

Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by rbtmc, 7/5/11.

 

  1. Tricky Dicky

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    Posted 12/9/18
    My local hbs shop refused to fill it just because it was a kegland bottle, forcing me to look elsewhere, my other local hbs stores don't offer a co2 service. I have contacted KK and if it is a non KK bottle (mines a kegland) then it's $72 to fill plus a 90 minute round trip. If I can get it cheaper somewhere else and it's nearer to where I live why wouldn't I do that since my local hbs stores won't or can't help me?
     
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    Posted 12/9/18
    That makes more sense now you have explained a but further.

    If you go to the keg land website it gives you a map of the places that swap or refill their bottles. Not sure if that helps. Also on my phone so can't see if you have a location listed
     
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    Posted 13/9/18
    Go BOC gas, they have a hire deal for a D size cylinder for $79 per year, with 1 free refill, so that equates to $39.50 a fill for the first two fills in a calendar year, then it rolls over and starts again. So if you haven't quite used your first cylinder before the roll over take it in get the free refill, then you are starting with a full bottle for the second year with your yearly free refill up your sleeve.
     
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    Posted 13/9/18
    Thanks for that but I've already bought a bottle so I'm looking to refill or at worst swap and go.
     
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    Posted 13/9/18
    Have you tried Selby safety in Boronia?
    They aren't far from you - don't know how much they charge for refills though
     
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    Posted 13/9/18
    They still charge a dozen cans of megswill for a 6kg bottle refill.
     
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    Posted 13/9/18

    Really?? Do they prefer their swill with a green label or a red one?

    Anyone in particular I should speak to there? my cylinder is almost empty. :D

    I assume they do the 2.6Kg ones too as they are listed as a refiller.
     
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    Posted 13/9/18
    KK and KL are in the same suburb ... why not just get it refilled where you bought it?
     
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    Posted 13/9/18
    At the risk of this thread been hijacked by supporters of either KK and/or KL :). KK won't refill KL bottles due I think to some history between the two companies. Brewer Den in Boronia also won't fill KL bottles. I have found places that do a swap and go service but I just bought my bottle brand new and would rather hold on to it than swap it, if possible. Selby Safety apparently do refills but they told me it's not food grade although someone earlier on this thread indicated all co2 is basically the same so I'll have to research that in order to feel comfortable in using them.
     
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    Posted 13/9/18
    Here's something to think about:

    It's from here https://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/43655/is-there-such-a-thing-as-food-grade-co2

    So should you be asking if it's food grade?
    Blowed if I know, but BOC have indicated all their CO2 is the same - only the tanks are classed as medical / food or industrial.
     
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    Posted 13/9/18
    It would be interesting to see if anyone on this forum with expertise within the hospitality industry wrt safe co2 usage could comment.
     
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    Posted 13/9/18
    There is a paragraph at the bottom of the page of the link regarding the quality of the co2, definitely does taste better when using the gas produced from the ferment to charge your beer.
    https://spinoff.nasa.gov/Spinoff2016/cg_3.html
     
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    Posted 14/9/18
    I had a similar dilemma with welding gas. Sign up online for a BOC account and you will probably find it cheaper to "rent" the gas from them than refill your bottle. If you use more than 6kg in a year it is only slightly more than the cost of a 2.6kg swap in Melbourne!
    I know - I now have a bottle I own that might run out of it's stamp - I'm going to see if someone like TT will exchange it for an argon or stainshield, otherwise it might become scrap metal.
     
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    I didn't say to get it filled at KK ... I'm wondering why you dont get it filled at KL where you bought it?
     
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    Posted 15/9/18
    They don't offer a refill service.
     
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    Posted 15/9/18
    Um, Kegland is an online only store...
     
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    Posted 16/9/18
    So you buy it from them but cannot get it refilled by them. That sucks.
     
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    Just found the deal. Better than the $20.13 a month they quoted me for a D cylinder.
     
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    Refills, swap and goes all ready at KegLand .
    Just come in from 9-5 Monday to Friday (Saturdays soon) $25 for 2.6kg and $50 for 6kg. Card only.
    They fill all bottles within their testing date or swap and go any KegLand bottle.
     
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    Posted 16/9/18
    That's a pretty poor offering - glad I didn't get a KL cylinder!
    (You can't have an out of date KL cylinder anyway - they haven't been around long enough.)
     

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