Kegerator CO2 Fills and Exchanges Lewisville, Rowlett and Keller

We got so many calls from people needing Kegerator CO2 Fills, we decided we better put in the equipment to do it. Paintball Fields have long used CO2, but have primarily moved toward using High Pressure Air.

We should be set up for CO2 Fills by 6/30.

Paintball Tank CO2 Fills

5lb Kegerator CO2 Fills or Exchange

This is the most popular Kegerator CO2 Tank Size
While some Kegerator CO2 bottles are only 2.5 lb tanks, and some use 10 lb tanks, the 5lb Kegerator CO2 tank is the most popular size. Depending on the regulator settings, temperature, etc, a 5lb Kegerator CO2 Bottle will normally be able to pump between 2 and 4 Kegs of beer.

We know that some people have shiny new tanks for their keg systems, and they don’t want to give that up and exchange for a nasty looking steel tank, or a 10 year old beat up one… That’s why we fill for you instead of just exchanges. A 5lb fill in your tank is $25 at our Lewisville location.

Don't let your Kegerator run out of CO2 before the party.

Kegerator CO2 Fills

You Ready for your party?

Kegerators use CO2 to pump the beer because it won’t affect the taste, and just adds to the bubbles! Kegerator tanks vary in size, and obviously the larger… the longer you will have between refills. Common Kegerator sizes are 2.5 lb, 5lb, 10lb.

Kegerator CO2 Gauges

Regulator for CO2 Tanks

Two Gauge CO2 Regulator
The amount of pressure needed is normally 10 – 14 psi. With a two gauge CO2 regulator, you can get an idea for how much CO2 is left in your tank, but that may not be 100% accurate depending on temperature. You can always use the method of using the Tare Weight listed below.

Kegerator sizes

How Much CO2 do you need?

This chart should help.

2-1/2 lb Cylinder 5 lb Cylinder 10 lb Cylinder 15 lb Cylinder 20 lb Cylinder
Home Brew (5.00 Gallon) 7-11 15-22 31-44 46-66 62-87
Sixth Barrel (5.23 Gallon) 7-11 14-21 29-42 44-63 59-83
Quarter Barrel (7.75 Gallon) 5-7 10-14 20-28 30-42 40-56
Half Barrel (15.50 Gallon) 2-4 5-7 10-14 15-21 20-28

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Understanding Kegerator CO2 Tank Markings

TW – Tare Weight
Tare Weight is a stamping on the side of a tank that tells you what the tank weighs when empty. Officially, this is the tank itself without any valve or handles – but that is normally pretty insignificant anyway so is normally ignored. So, for example, a 5lb CO2 tank might have a Tare Weight of 7.5 lbs, so full it should weigh 12.5 lbs. So if you want to know how much CO2 you have left, toss your tank on a good scale, subtract the tare weight, then use the chart above to calculate how much beer you can still pump!

CO2 Tank Hydro Test

More CO2 Tank Markings

Hydro Test Date
The stamping of a Date with some symbols or numbers between the month and year is the hydro date or hydrostatic test date. Tanks need to undergo a test every 5 years by a DOT licensed test facility before you can get CO2 Refills in that tank. The original hydro date is shown is 8/08, then it was tested in 5/08, then again in 4/14 which means it’s next one is due in 4/19. If it is 5 years past the last hydro date, the tank cannot be filled, unless it is tested first. If it passes the test, (which they virtually always do) then a new date is stamped into the tank by the test facility and it’s good for another 5 years as seen in the pic.