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No, the threads on the CO2 tanks are different and the US regulator won't fit.paszekj wrote:If I purchase a reg from the states, will it be compatible with a CO2 tank here?
Again No, the gas companies here will not touch a tank from the States. Japanese regulations are different and any tank that didn't start out under the Japanese regulations isn't accepted.Or, if I get a tank and reg from the states, is it possible to get it filled here?
Cheapest solution is to go to a local liquor store and ask for a CO2 tank -- it should be about Y5000 for deposit and Y2000 for a fill (5-kg tank). Although my Japanese is pitiful even after many years here, I can usually get the shop to understand by saying something like, "Tansan gasu bombe no rentaru dekimasuka?" which literally means "Carbonation gas tank rental can you do?" They should also rent regulators (sometimes they understand the English word, but sign language works well for that one ) for an additional Y5000 or so. When you take the tank and regulator back, you get your Y5000 each back as well -- or you can pass them on to another homebrewer when you leave.Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Also, if anyone knows how to say "I'd like to rent a CO2 tank" in Japanese, I'd be really impressed.
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