CO2 Exchange in Santa Rosa


About Our CO2 Tank Exchange Program

The Beverage People operates a CO2 tank exchange program for 5 lb tanks.  WE DO NOT FILL TANK ON PREMISE NOR DO WE EXCHANGE OTHER SIZES OF TANKS.

Exchanges are $41 ($30.75 when ordered online) for tanks that have been tested within the last 4 1/2 years, with an original manufacture date no older than 1990.  WE DO NOT ACCEPT ALLUMINUM TANKS PRE-1990 MANUFACTURING---THIS DATE IS INDICATED BY THE ORIGINAL HYDRO TEST DATE STAMP AS SHOWN BELOW.  Hydrostatic (Hydro) Testing is a process where components such gas cylinders are tested for strength and leaks. Aluminum CO2 cylinders require testing every 5 years.  At the time of testing, a date stamp will be imprinted into the cylinder near the top of the tank.  Here is an example of a Hydrostatic Test Stamp Date.


CO2 Exchange and Hydrostatic Test Pricing

$41 to exchange a 5 lb CO2 tank (orders placed online receive 25% discount = $30.75)

$50 fee if hydrostatic testing is required

How to Exchange Tanks at The Beverage People

  1. Check to see if your tank has been tested within the last 4 1/2 years.
  2. Check to be sure it is empty of CO2 (and beer!).  The tare weight will be stamped on the side.  An empty tank should have that weight.  To check for CO2 or beer inside, you can turn the tank upside down and open the valve.  MAKE SURE THE OUTLET IS FACING AWAY FROM YOU.
  3. Add the USED CO2 tank item seen below to your cart.  With this item you will be purchasing a USED and FILLED CO2 tank.  
  4. As you pickup the USED Filled Tank from the pickup room at our warehouse, drop off your empty 5 lb CO2 Tank.  Please be sure to put a label on your empty tank with your NAME and write "CO2 EXCHANGE".  We will refund your card the core value according to the following pricing schedule, if it has been tested within the last 4 1/2 years or was previously purchased/filled by our store:

Out of date tanks from other vendors will be charged a $50 hydro test fee.

How We Handle Hydrostat Testing Fees

If you are exchanging a tank that you RECEIVED FROM The Beverage People and that tank has an expired hydrostat test date stamp on it, we will exchange that tank without charging a hydrostat test fee.  In this case The Beverage People will pay the retest fee.

If you are exchanging a tank that you DID NOT RECEIVE FROM The Beverage People, and that tank has an expired hydrostat test date stamp on it OR a date that will expire within the next 6  months, you must pay a $50 hydrostat test fee in order to exchange that tank at The Beverage People.

CO2 Exchange Program