[rescue] Replacement for canned air?

Mike F lists at ibrew.net
Fri Apr 9 08:56:37 CDT 2004

Dan Williams wrote:
> They are 3ft cylinders with a mixture of 60% nitrogen 40% co2, standard 
> for lager. I am fully aware of the dangers of these but short bursts to 
> clean stuff in a large ventilated room, or even outside won't do any 
> harm. You'd be more likley to hurt yourself dropping it on your foot, or 
> as you said burning your hand if you do it without gloves.
> Dan

Yep, I have a 5 lb. straight CO2 tank for my beer keg, but I 
never considered using it to blow dust out of machines. Anyway, 
I'd have to figure out some type of fitting to interface with 
the ball-lock keg fitting. As you said, though, the nitrogen 
blend would be slightly safer than pure CO2.
- Mike

p.s. - I think nitrogen serving gas has become over-used. It's 
fine for Guinness, Murphy's, Beamish, etc. But personally I 
think it's nasty for lighter ales and session beers.

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