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Title: Munster Co2
Post by: LordEoin on November 16, 2016, 03:59:48 PM
Munster Co2 has changed ownership.
They no longer have the old landline number.
If you need a refill call Roy on 086-0664035. Say you're from 'The HomeBrew Club'.
6kg refills are €20
2kg refills are €10
Anything in between will be around €15.

He no longer gives out tanks, but he has one 2kg fire extinguisher left with the diptube removed for €10.
Title: Re: Munster Co2
Post by: dcalnan on November 16, 2016, 04:32:07 PM
I've been looking for a 2kg tank, might give him a call. My 6kg tank probably needs refilling as well.
Title: Re: Munster Co2
Post by: LordEoin on November 17, 2016, 12:15:06 AM
It's handy to have a 2kg backup, or for bringing with you to a party etc
Title: Re: Munster Co2
Post by: Leann ull on November 17, 2016, 12:47:05 AM
thats what I thought too but just spend all my time filling it for the same cost as a 5Kg tank :-
I've gotta stop using it for main carbonation of 2 kegs at a time which I think is my problem tbh
Just noticed this thread, AJ bought out Munster.
Title: Re: Munster Co2
Post by: coolkidirish on June 07, 2017, 12:47:42 PM
Does anyone if the CO2 Roy supplies is food grade or is it mainly just for welding?

Thanks
Title: Re: Munster Co2
Post by: johnrm on June 07, 2017, 01:22:17 PM
If you're wondering about Munster CO2, that's what we all use in Cork.
Title: Re: Munster Co2
Post by: LordEoin on June 07, 2017, 01:39:00 PM
Not sure. Sure ask him.
He might have a spec sheet or something.
Title: Re: Munster Co2
Post by: Slev on June 12, 2017, 11:18:59 AM
Am in the market for a 5kg refill. (am based in tipp. Sorry about interjecting into your club thread. But given Corks, recent beatings of Tipp in multiple codes, i am hoping ye won't mind!)
Where is Roy based in cork? Is it a case of dropping off and collecting another day, or is it done while you wait?

Title: Re: Munster Co2
Post by: johnrm on June 12, 2017, 12:33:05 PM
https://www.google.ie/maps/place/51%C2%B054'50.0%22N+8%C2%B025'31.7%22W/@51.913904,-8.4260252,171m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d51.913904!4d-8.425478
Title: Re: Munster Co2
Post by: Dr Horrible on June 12, 2017, 03:56:48 PM
Cant speak since they changed ownership but they always filled for me while I waited.

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Title: Re: Munster Co2
Post by: Slev on June 12, 2017, 04:08:48 PM
Thanks lads. Will see when i can get down that direction, and give him a bell.
Title: Re: Munster Co2
Post by: dahamsta on May 28, 2019, 11:44:42 AM
Is Munster CO2 still in business? I passed there the other day and it looked abandoned. Don't want to go calling someone that's out of business a couple of years. :)
Title: Re: Munster Co2
Post by: LordEoin on May 28, 2019, 10:28:46 PM
It was in business a few months ago anyway. you might have called at lunch time or something. He shuts up shop.
Title: Re: Munster Co2
Post by: dahamsta on May 29, 2019, 11:06:15 AM
Thanks. It's still Roy on 086-0664035? He can supply a new bottle?
Title: Re: Munster Co2
Post by: LordEoin on June 05, 2019, 01:54:43 PM
I think that's the right person. Not been up there in a while.
He does not supply tanks like the previous owner would.
Title: Re: Munster Co2
Post by: Donkeybike on August 29, 2019, 09:22:48 PM
I was up there this morning and got 6kg refill for €30 from Roy, the CO2 bottle is new to
me so he flushed it out in case there was any crap floating about in it. I have another 6kg
bottle arriving tomorrow and will pop up to have it as a back-up. Great to have this facillity
available so close by.


Title: Re: Munster Co2
Post by: dahamsta on August 30, 2019, 01:58:42 PM
I bought a Sodastream in the meantime because I didn't think anyone in Cork was doing refills. :(

Would you mind asking him tomorrow if he can refill them? And if he can supply 6kg bottles? (Or where I'd get one if he can't.)
Title: Re: Munster Co2
Post by: LordEoin on August 30, 2019, 10:20:42 PM
He doesn't fill sodastreams. Says it wouldn't pay him to turn the machine on.
Argos replace empty for full for €18
Title: Re: Munster Co2
Post by: Sorcerers Apprentice on September 01, 2019, 10:22:11 AM
I bought a Sodastream in the meantime because I didn't think anyone in Cork was doing refills. :(

Would you mind asking him tomorrow if he can refill them? And if he can supply 6kg bottles? (Or where I'd get one if he can't.)
I bought one of these and I refill my SodaStream cylinders from my 5kg cylinder as necessary
https://www.co2supermarket.co.uk/sodastream-cylinder-refill-adapter-p520.html
Remember to put the SodaStream cylinder in the freezer first to chill it down, (I usually leave it overnight) and invert the donor cylinder, so that you are filling the SodaStream with liquid co2 rather than gas. SodaStream are extremely litigious and generally pursue anyone professionally filling their cylinders. You can't buy any filling adaptors anywhere in the states or the close the shops selling them down.

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Title: Re: Munster Co2
Post by: Sorcerers Apprentice on September 01, 2019, 10:30:08 AM
https://youtu.be/MeopdQRJPTA

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Title: Re: Munster Co2
Post by: dahamsta on September 02, 2019, 02:05:12 PM
Yikes, it's a bit pricey. Where did you get your 6kg cylinder?
Title: Re: Munster Co2
Post by: LordEoin on September 02, 2019, 03:40:17 PM
It's not too bad. the cost of three argos refills
Then your cost for sodastream refills drops from €18 each to €2 each forever
Title: Re: Munster Co2
Post by: dahamsta on September 02, 2019, 05:02:12 PM
Fair point. How much is a 6kg refill. And I'm still not sure where to get a 6kg bottle. :)
Title: Re: Munster Co2
Post by: Donkeybike on September 07, 2019, 12:43:02 AM
I think the bigger CO2 fire extinguishers
have the same thread as the CO2 bottles. If that is the case they'd be way easier to source
and a standard CO2 regulator would fit.


(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i26/mralgae/SA400227.jpg)


I also have a couple of dozen of these "Calibration Gas" cylinders.....
Title: Re: Munster Co2
Post by: LordEoin on September 09, 2019, 10:15:54 AM
Fire extinguishers have a diptube in them.
it needs to be removed unless you want to try shoot liquid co2 into your keg and kill your regulator.
I wouldn't advise doing it yourself.
Title: Re: Munster Co2
Post by: Donkeybike on September 10, 2019, 01:10:49 AM
Fire extinguishers have a diptube in them.
it needs to be removed unless you want to try shoot liquid co2 into your keg and kill your regulator.
I wouldn't advise doing it yourself.
Grand job Eoin, I'll stick with the CO2 bottle, and leave the fire extinguishers alone.


I like the  idea of these Calibration Gas cylinders, they're as handy as a Soda Stream bottle but a bit bigger and
have a 5/8 unf thread which I can fill from the full size Nitrogen or CO2 bottle.
Title: Re: Munster Co2
Post by: Will_D on September 10, 2019, 08:16:39 AM
If you are stuck and have to use a FireEx just use it upside down!
Title: Re: Munster Co2
Post by: dahamsta on September 16, 2019, 03:01:01 PM
What size are the Calibration Gas cylinders? They'd be suitable for refilling a Sodastream bottle?
Title: Re: Munster Co2
Post by: Donkeybike on September 17, 2019, 03:47:35 PM
What size are the Calibration Gas cylinders? They'd be suitable for refilling a Sodastream bottle?
They have a volume of about 1.8 Litres and will hold 1000psi, the thread in the valve was 5/8 UNF-18 which is a Bolt thread.
I found a Swagelock fitting with enough meat on it to reduce it to 5/8 UNF and can use that to fill and an off the shelf regulator
to use for dispensing.


Title: Re: Munster Co2
Post by: dahamsta on September 25, 2019, 02:20:36 PM
Thanks. What capacity are the Sodastream ones?