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Re: CO2 Cylinder Question


I have never seen anyone else mention this on here, but my only close source
of CO2 refuses to put it in an aluminum cylinder.  Since many people on here
have aluminum and all the companies make them, it seems silly, but
I would advise anyone to ask.  Never know when it might avoid a pain.

The reason/excuse I was given 5-6 years ago was that CO2 gets hot as it is
being transfilled and it is corrosive, which are both safely hazards.  I
don't really know.  It doesn't seem to bother any of the other companies.
In the long run, the validity of the reason doesn't matter.  If I want my
CO2 tank to get filled by them, it has to be steel.   Since they trade me
for a new tank each time, and I don't have to worry about paying to keep it
certified, it works for me, so I really don't care.

Ben Belton
In SW Virginia where we are going to hopefully see some snow.

> Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 10:40:17 -0500
> From: Chuck H <grendel at usit_net>
> Subject: CO2 cylinder question
> After nearly 2 years worth of yeast brews, I'm finally getting around to
> putting together a high-pressure CO2 gas system.  I've been checking
> town and, so far, I've only found one supplier who has lab/medical-grade
> CO2 -- I prefer to use this grade just for the peace of mind.  Trouble is
> that they only have it available in what is called an E-cylinder.
> So, is anyone familiar with E-cylinders?  Is it compatible with a standard
> CO2 regulator and CGA 320 fitting?  If not, is there an adapter that can
> safely used?  They cannot fill other types of cylinders, so it's the
> E-cylinder or nothing.  The guy on the phone didn't know too much beyond
> the type of cylinder and the price ($8 per cyl).
> I have considered food-grade and will go for it if I have to, but I prefer
> to exhaust my medical-grade options first.
> - --
> Chuck Huffine
> Knoxville, Tennessee