Hi I am new here so be gentle, also I am probably not supposed to be here at all as I am merely a humble home brewer, so tell me to pee off if I should not be here at all 😉
I use a 14lb CO2 cylinder to push my 10 gall brews out through a manifold to my keg which sits in a converted upright fridge/freezer (my cellar) which is dodged-up to control the beer’s temperature at 12C through a control unit.
The problem is that this last year I am using increasing amounts of CO2, one used to last me about 4 months! This is made worse by the CO2 supplier mentioning no names (LWC) whoops! has just doubled the price of a bottle by 100% to £20 with no real explanation. (What do you think of this, should I quiz them)?
As an ex British Gas engineer I am sure that I have no gas leaks 🙂
My brewery is in my garden shed, can the erratic temperatures in there create a problem with gas loss due to excess evaporation or whatever? Should I try to maintain the bottle’s temperature at cellar temperature also?
Please help; do I really want to get back to bottling the stuff… Nope!