Looking for quality reliable CO2 tanks for sale? If you have a draft beer system installed in your bar, it must be provided with this equipment. It ensures proper cooling, storage, and dispensing of beer.
We have compiled 7 key factors to consider when buying such equipment:
There is a wide variety of CO2 tank sizes :
- 2,5 pound
- 5 pound
- 10 pound
- 20 pound
If you are engaged in homebrewing, pay attention to the 5-pound cylinder: it has an optimal weight and size, which makes it quite convenient to carry, operate, and transport.
For commercial purposes, it is worth taking larger tanks: 10 or 20 pounds.
In addition, the selection of the appropriate size depends on:
- the type of kegs and beer you are using;
- how often you would like to refill your CO2 cylinder;
- how comfortable you are with the size and weight of the cylinder.
And do not forget about the price: bigger tanks will cost you more.
2. Quantity of kegs
One 5-pound CO2 tank can dispense 6-8 half-barrels or full-kegs. The 10-pound gas tank is designed for dispensing 10-13 full kegs per fill.
Of course, that’s an estimate. It can be higher or lower depending on how often you are using the kegerator and if your system is properly adjusted.
Today, there are two most popular materials for cylinder production – aluminum and steel.
Most brewers prefer to work with aluminum tanks because they are lighter and more resistant to corrosion. Therefore, this equipment will last you much longer.
4. Type of gas used
The choice of gas depends on which beer varieties you plan to serve in your pub or restaurant.
If you plan to offer your customers common varieties, your option is a carbon dioxide cylinder.
If your brewery is dispensing Guinness, various stouts, and other nitro beers, you need to purchase a nitrogen tank.
5. Pressure in the cylinder
The appropriate pressure in the cylinder depends on the gas used.
If you are working with carbon dioxide, we recommend a pressure within 10-12 PSI. And if your choice is nitrogen tanks, the pressure should be within 30-40 PSI.
Maintaining the correct pressure is very important, as it affects the taste of the drink, foaming, as well as its storage stability.
Special pressure regulators are used to control the pressure. With them, you can safely lower the pressure to the required values before you put carbon dioxide or nitrogen into the barrel.
You can mount the CO2 tank either inside, or outside of the kegerator: it doesn’t make a significant difference.
When choosing the best option for you, consider that the ambient temperature may affect how many kegs you can dispense with a single CO2 tank. If the room is too hot, it is better to install a gas container inside the kegerator.
For safe delivery, all cylinders are usually sold empty.
Choose products manufactured in strict compliance with the CTC and 3AL Department of Transportation specifications.
You can find the best and safest CO2 tanks for sale on the Beverage Craft website. Here you will be helped to select the appropriate size and type of cylinder, as well as taught how to use it correctly.
Choose Beverage Craft products – and visitors to your bar or restaurant will always be satisfied with the temperature, taste, and freshness of beer!