CO2 & Nitrogen Gas Tanks
If you own a kegerator, there’s one component you simply CANNOT do without - it’s gas. CO2 or nitrogen are required for proper cooling, storing, and dispensing draft beer.
Therefore, a wise beer enthusiast should always have an extra CO2 or N2 cylinder in stock to keep the beer flowing continuously.
How to Choose a CO2 Tank
First of all, you should decide on the gas - carbon dioxide or nitrogen. Those who dispense regular types of beer should go with a CO2 tank for kegerator. If you’re planning to dispense Guinness beer or other stouts, nitrogen tank for kegerator is required.
Next comes the size - kegerator CO2 tanks come in the following capacities:
- 2.5 lbs
- 5 lbs
- 10 lbs
- 20 lbs
Most home-brewers prefer the 5-pound CO2 cylinder since it has the optimal size and weight. Plus, it’s really easy to carry around and transport if needed.
Finally, there’s a choice of material from which the tank is made - aluminum or steel. Most experts would agree that aluminum cylinders are better because they are more lightweight and resistant to corrosion.
All of the gas cylinders and nitro cylinders on our website are sold empty for the security of shipping. They have been manufactured in strict compliance with the CTC and Department of Transportation 3AL Specification.
In addition to that, our new CO2 cylinders for beer carbonation have been tested by an independent inspection agency approved by the Associate Director for Operations and Enforcement, U.S. Department of Transportation.
This ensures complete safety in everyday use and guarantees extended service life. However, there are a few general tips you should observe when handling a gas tank with CO2 for kegerator:
- make sure the tank is always securely mounted and kept straight in the vertical position
- monitor the tank pressure and do not exceed the recommended levels
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