Co2 cylinder temp adustments

Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:54 pm

I have recently delivered Last Rites to my second kegerator, so I decided to get a chest freezer and a temp controller and give that a try. It came together well, but I am now not able to keep my Co2 tank at ambient temp as now it sits inside the freezer/cooler. I have read that pressure adjustments must be made, but I haven't seen anything that says how to calculate what the adjustments are. Is there a simple rule or is it something more complicated. I know there must be lots of other BN'ers that have the same or similar setups and want to know how you guys have your systems dialed in. Thanks in advance :aaron !
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Re: Co2 cylinder temp adustments

Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:38 am

My regulator is a piece of shit from KegWorks (just like all the other bullshit they sell - live & learn), so it was never correct. Start low, dial it up slowly. Might take several pints. Just give it 5-10 minutes between each adjustment. There's probably easier ways, but it works.
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Re: Co2 cylinder temp adustments

Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:17 am

Chest freezers almost beg for a collar. Then, you can drill a hole through and run your gas lines in from the outside.

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Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:49 am

Ozwald wrote: Might take several pints.


Oh darn...
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Re: Co2 cylinder temp adustments

Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:10 am

spiderwrangler wrote:
Ozwald wrote: Might take several pints.


Oh darn...


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Re: Co2 cylinder temp adustments

Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:52 pm

I have my cylinder inside the fridge. I don't make any adjustments for the gas temperature, only the beer temperature. No problems.
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Re: Co2 cylinder temp adustments

Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:23 pm

I agree with BDawg on the collar. Also, by adding the collar, I could fit 2 more kegs in my chest freezer on the compressor hump.
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