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rent or buy gas bottle

Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by djackal, 18/8/19.

 

  1. djackal

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    Posted 18/8/19
    Hi guys, I'm looking to setup my keezer and need to get some gas into it.

    Any advice on
    a) Do I just get food grade CO2 or do I need beermix (I mainly use to push beer out of kegs, may or may not force carbonate)

    b) Should I buy a bottle off a retailer or get a bottle off BOC? I hope to have 3 or 4 kegs on the go but doubt I'd brew more than six times a year.

    Cheers in advance, Carl
     
  2. dkril

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    Posted 18/8/19
    Buy. 2.6kg or 6kg are probably the easiest sizes to come by. The rent that Bunch Of C***s and their ilk charge is a rip off.
     
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  3. DU99

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    Posted 18/8/19
    i own 6kg(supagas) and have 2.6K gas as standby,when i am getting the 6kg refilled
     
  4. JDW81

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    Posted 18/8/19
    Definitely buy one. You can often jag a good deal on eBay/gumtree, but to buy one new isn't too expensive (have a look at the retail sponsors on here and you'll find one that suits).

    I use a 2.6KG cylinder, which lasts at least 3-4 months in peak beer drinking times (4 kegs in my fridge). I also use it to force carbonate beer and water (for the days off).

    Where abouts are you located? Someone might know a good place locally.

    JD
     
  5. onemorecell

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    Posted 19/8/19
    just buy one... it's so cheap now to buy.
     
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  6. djackal

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    Posted 19/8/19
    cheers guys. In Canberra atm so will look online and compare to online prices/sydney prices. reckon i can squeeze 6kg in!
     
  7. Elmar

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    Posted 19/8/19
    Hi Carl
    I use a 6kg BOC bottle for beer and Sodastream. It's $70 for the year. But here is the deal: once you paid your seventy, the next bottle is free, so it's really only $35 per fill. Can't get cheaper than that. Also use it for welding. And I don't own the bottle!!
    And I own a 2.6kg, but it cost me $26 for a refill two weeks ago at the local homebrew shop.
    Your call
    Cheers Elmar
     
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  8. shmang

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    Posted 24/8/19
    I bought one as it the better option for me.
    I got mine from Brew Your Own in Kambah, I try to support the LHBS whenever I can otherwise they won't be there when I need them (Such as realising on brew day you forgot to buy yeast)

    If your on a really tight budget Cheeky Peak Brewery have 6kg cylinder for $85 plus delivery.

    https://cheekypeakbrewery.com.au/6-0kg-co2-carbon-dioxide-gas-bottle-cylinder
     
  9. dkril

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    Posted 24/8/19
    My word, they HAVE improved their deals.

    Isn't it amazing what a little competition (readily available, rent free swap'n'go 2.6 & 6kg bottles) can do?
     
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