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    Quote Originally Posted by CraftyZA View Post
    Centurion fire services charges about the same.
    Did they change their pricing?
    Must go chat to them. A few months back it was R30/kg
    It is now R287 for 5kg.

    They have to fetch from Roodepoort or somewhere, no more CO2 on site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakeslouw View Post
    Roodepoort or somewhere
    Would love to know where THAT place is, as its even closer to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langchop View Post
    Would love to know where THAT place is, as its even closer to me
    I'll find out next time and report back.

    But my gut feeling is that it needs to be close to an Afrox depot.

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    Good morning guys. Sorry if this has been asked before, but I'm new to the game.
    I see you are quoting pricing for CO2 refills at a fire place. Is there not a health risk when using fire grade CO2 instead of food grade? Is there even a difference? I was told that fire grade makes the beer taste different.
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CraftyZA View Post
    Centurion fire services charges about the same.
    Did they change their pricing?
    Must go chat to them. A few months back it was R30/kg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Merrifield View Post
    Good morning guys. Sorry if this has been asked before, but I'm new to the game.
    I see you are quoting pricing for CO2 refills at a fire place. Is there not a health risk when using fire grade CO2 instead of food grade? Is there even a difference? I was told that fire grade makes the beer taste different.
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks.
    Wayne - 083 209 0270
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    Hi Wayne. Now thats a raging debate!
    My understanding is that food grade CO2 and all other CO2 is made in exactly the same way. How clean the inside of the tanks are, what lubes they use etc is where things can get complicated. [just like HDPE isnt necessarily always food grade because of toxic release agents that could have been used]

    Many, many homebrewers use actual fire extinguishersas well as fire refills, myself included, with no ill effects (*twitch, twitch*). I dont think you have anything to worry about.

    Please do share if you find a good refill price somewhere around our area
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    Thanks Lang. Where are you currently filling your CO2 bottles? I've purchasing a 1kg bottle today but it is empty.
    Slowly slowly building my kegging rig. I'll get a bigger botte if my brews work out.
    And if I can complete the kegging kit that is.

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    I challenge you to find "food grade CO2".

    CO2 is scavenged using a moerofa complex process. There is no way Afrox changes they way the do that for "food grade". CO2 is a pure gas: there are no impurities in CO2.

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    Someone should build a system that harvests the CO2 from your fermentation process and sticks it into a bottle for use on the kegs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxxyc View Post
    Someone should build a system that harvests the CO2 from your fermentation process and sticks it into a bottle for use on the kegs.
    they have, just not very price sensitive for home use: most large commercial brewers are switching to this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxxyc View Post
    Someone should build a system that harvests the CO2 from your fermentation process and sticks it into a bottle for use on the kegs.
    spunding valve - you can get one from brewkegtap.co.za

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