5lb Gas Cylinder, Aluminum, Empty – Co2 and Blended Gas
This 5lb Gas Cylinder is for 100% Co2 (carbon dioxide) or blended gas. Blended gas is often called ‘beer gas’ and refers to a blend of Co2 and N2 (nitrogen). Typical blends for this 5lb gas cylinder are 60%Co2/40%N2 often used in restaurants, 70%Co2/30%N2 also used in restaurants, and 75%N2/25%Co2 used for nitrogenated beers.
If you have a home draft system you more than likely need 100% Co2 in your 5lb gas cylinder. If you are pouring a beer on nitrogen this is also the tank for you but you will fill it with 75%N2/25%Co2 blended gas. The gas company you find to fill the 5lb gas cylinder will mix them for you. You will also need a Nitrogen Faucet if you are trying to pour a nitrogenated beer.
This cylinder uses a Co2 beer gas regulator.
A rule of thumb is that one pound of gas will dispense one 1/2 barrel (the big keg) of product. Tall skinny 1/6th barrels and corny kegs are 1/3rd of a 1/2 barrel.
5lb Gas Cylinder Specifications
Capacity: 5 lbs.
Max. Pressure: 1800 psi
Weight (Empty): 7-1/2 Lbs.
Valve Threads: CGA-320 (Intended for use with a CO2 Regulator)
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