08-29-2014, 05:31 PM
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: McKinney, TX (Dallas/DFW)
| | Re: Can I use this like a NORMAL pressurized co2 set up?
Why not just get a small used CO2 setup off craigslist/ebay? I have a 20# and 5# setup that cost me less than $100 for all of it. The 20# tank lasted over 9 months before finally running out. The 5# was a recent find, I'll be using that on a 30g tank hopefully.
In any case, find some local brewing forums and watch craigslist. These things regularly pop up there cheap. Even if the tank is old a gross, you can just take it to an Airgas and exchange it for a certified good tank. A small 5lb tank is well over 2000g. Why deal with expensive 88g refill carts?