Where do you refill your CO2?
I know this can depend on your particular region, but I was curious as to what types of places can refill 5lb CO2 cannisters?
If anybody is in the Baltimore area, can you please tell me a good place to go?
I am in the baltimore area (Towson University Student) and used to be big into paintball so naturally the first place i checked were paintball stores. The outdoor adventures store in Baltimore can fill 5lb tanks while you wait for $15. Their adress is
1642 Sulphur Spring Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21227
and their website is OA Superstore in Arbutus
They are nice people in there and when i got mine filled the first thing they asked me was is the tank for a kegerator so i guess they have a bunch of people that get their kegerator co2 tanks filled there. Hope i could help
Thanks, oneandonlychaz. I tried the local ****'s, which can fill paintball CO2 tanks, but they said 5lb tanks were too much. I will definitely try the place you suggested.
I really appreciate it!
Look for a local welding supply place as well. They fill mine for $12 each time, and also have an O ring that stays on the tank side, not regulator.. that they change each time for me
I get mine on an exchange at Harford Beverage depot, also known as Racers cafe, harford road and taylor ave I believe, across from valley gun shop. its like $10
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MD area CO2 refill list
Here is a list of CO2 refill locations in the Maryland area...
Brewers United for Real Potables > Local Scene > Local CO2 Suppliers ( DNN 4.3.5 )
Does anyone know of any lists on the Net or suppliers in the Iowa County Wisconsin area for where to go to refill CO2 tanks?
Hi, does anyone know of a good place to get CO2 in the Colorado Springs area? Thanks!
CO CO2 refills
Here are some places you can get your CO2 refilled in CO but not sure how close they are to CO Springs...have you tried calling around to the local welding or Fire Extinguisher stores?
You can also check this forum which is a homebrewing club in CO...
The Brew Hut
15108 E. Hampden Avenue
Aurora, CO 80014
Also if you go here...
you can click on CO and get a huge list of other homebrew clubs which will allow you to get into contact with them (email or forums on their sites) to ask where they would recommend for your area...
Hoe this helps!
Wow, Matt, thank you so much for all the research and info. I really appreciate it, and will look into those sites. I have called a couple welding and fire extinguisher places; about half of them do it, but they are at least 25 minutes from me. Okay, that's no so bad, and at least I know of some sure bets, but it would be nice to have something closer to home. I tried to contact a paintball supply place about 10 mins from here, but haven't gotten a reply. I will definitely check out those sites, though. Thanks again for the help!
Yes, homebrew clubs will be a great place to research where exactly you can go to find the closest CO2 refill locations as they have already h***led with figuring out these locations. When you visit their websites (listed in my earlier reply above) use the clubs websites' forum to ask your location questions or just email some of the club members directly, homebrewers are super friendly and will be excited to help you out...beer lovers unite!!!
Help with finding refill locations
I also use Midwest homebrew (Minn, USA) for many of my beer making orders and found their forum to be super informative, many users and lots of help available from brewers (home and craft/pro) across the USA and Canada. This site has a special forum category dedicated to draft brewing here:
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here are my suggestions for where to get a CO2 refilled/exchanged:
Look in the yellow pages for welding supply companies, this is my preferred method, the one i go to exchanges my tank, so i don't have to worry about it going out of date.
Some large distributors will fill your tank for you (i've only ever found one of these).
Ask the owner/manager of where you buy your kegs from, these guys are a wealth of information of other businesses in your area that are beer related. odds are they can suggest the best place to go to.
hope that helps.
The only problem with beer dist. filling tanks, is most of them only transfer fill. that means you are getting CO2 gas. If you go to a weld supply, they usually are pumping liquid CO2 into the tank, thus giving you more yield from your tank. Tapman
you are right, you need to check to see if they cascade or pump. Tapman, do you know D. Little's distributor in Columbia? i think they pump.
Originally Posted by TAPMAN
Yes I am familiar with Little's. Not sure which way they do it, but they probably transfer fill. Pumps are fairly expensive and they would have to do a lot of CO2 to be cost efficient enough to justify an expense like that.
Anyone filled up their C02 cylinder in DC or Northern Virginia?
Dallas / Fort Worth , Texas Co2 Refill
We have had a number of people ask us about refilling Keg Co2 Bottles in the Dallas Fort Worth Area. The answer is yes, we can refill Keg bottle at any of our four locations around the DFW area. Our Co2 is a high grade and stored in aluminum cylinders, which means no rust in the Co2. Average Co2 refill takes about 5 minutes and can be done while you wait. For more information please contact any of our stores.
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I went to a place that fills fire extinguishers. (Called Oxygen Supply Co.) In an industrial park near where I work in Jersey. They charged me 12 bucks for my 5LB tank. He also had all kinds of beer tap equipment if I was ever in need of an emergency repair. You might check that type of place out.
For those north of DFW, I suggest Furguson Gasses. They're a welding supply and industrial gas shop, but they keep a stock of tanks specifically for kegerator owners. They're exchange only and it'll cost you $20 for 5# of CO2, but it's well worth it for the ease and proximity for those of us in Collin/Grayson counties.
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There is a place in Camden, DE that refills, cost me $15. Will look up the name / addy tomorrow.
You can also go to any local Homebrew store as they most likely will sell the tanks and refill them. Just make sure you find a place that refills your tank and doesn't just exchange them. You probably spent some "coin" on your aluminum tank and should want it back and not some crappy exchange. Just my 2 cents.
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Where did you end up going in the Springs to get your tank filled? Have you found a good place for hydro tests? I am new to the area and have two tanks that need testing and filling. I called the local AirGas but they want $22 just for a fill. I was paying $8 per tank before moving here.
Originally Posted by sesands
Bars By Bud does it.
Address is 8302 Hilltop Rd
AEC: Fire, Safety & Security
3003 Stanton Ave.
Springfield, IL 62703
Phone: 217-529-3003 / 1-800-422-2144
$8.50 for 5# refill
$17 for testing, if not tested in last 5 years
Use welding suppliers
I use my local welding supplier. You can arrange for fills and sometimes exchanges. Cost around 15 dollars.
I use a local welding supply company in New Castle, DE. Cost me $11.00 last month for a 5 lb fill. They fill on the spot, so no exchange which I like.
Local homebrew store, What Ale's Ya, 63rd Ave and Bell Rd, Glendale Arizona. On premises refill so no exchange along with great conversation.
6363 W. Bell Rd
Glendale, Arizona 85303
Last edited by whutever; 12-17-2008 at 07:59 PM.
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Good price on a refill. I get mine filled at a local paintball shop for $10. I've found a local dive shop that can test for $15, too.
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Try out your local fire extinguisher sales/service dealer. I know the one here in town and he is able to fill up mine for me for a good price. Might be worth a try for everyone.
In Austin, I fill mine up at the Austin Homebrew Supply Store.
Austin Homebrew Supply
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