Bad gas?

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  1. Ckelly999

    Ckelly999 New Member

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    Hi all, I'm a long time brewer getting back into the hobby after a hiatus.

    I have what appears to be a fully charged 10# aluminum CO2 tank from my former life; it was filled specifically for keg dispensing from a reputable food-grade source. I'd estimate it to be about 10 years old.

    Fast forward to present day- my local CO2 supplier is having problems with his equipment, and I find myself in need of a charge- can I use the gas in my old tank? CO2 is inert, so there shouldn't be a problem as far as chemistry goes, but is there anything else I should be concerned about?

    Thanks in advance for all responses.

    CK
     
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    ...and I was thinking this would be about the effect of dextrines on the human digestive tract.
     
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    from what Ive herd, all co2 is the same from welding co2 to food grade, only difference is the containers and how clean they look an the out side and the valve, I'm pretty sure that valve is out of date and should be replaced, as for the c02 it should be fine but you should smell it to be sure, should not have any odors at all
     

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