Sourcing CO2 in a Tank

by Little Guy @, Thursday, November 16, 2023, 11:24 (19 days ago)

Many years ago I enjoyed using a SodaStream. Then I stopped. Recently I bought something similar and got hooked again. I would like to get back to this in Mexico. It would be so much more convenient than lugging heavy bottles of soft drinks around.

I brought a couple of empty SodaStream canisters to Mexico. Now I am looking for equipment to refill them. It is easy to get the tubing and valves to refill the SS cartridges. Now I am looking for how to supply the CO2.

In Canada, a common process is to buy the CO2 in a CO2 siphon tank, then exchange the tank for a full one when it is empty. I understand that in the US it is common to buy a CO2 siphon tank and have that tank refilled as needed.

Does anyone know how to buy food grade CO2 in siphon canister in the Zihuatanejo area?

Sourcing CO2 in a Tank

by jakewills @, Saturday, November 18, 2023, 16:22 (17 days ago) @ Little Guy

I looked into this recently and asked around with a couple restaurant owners I know. I was told big tank refill service exists but buying the tank was close to $10k. So I just bought the sodastream and plan to do the tank exchange via shipping to cdmx. Not cheap but cheaper than buying topo chico and using all that plastic.

Recently got pointed to this old thread on Facebook that makes it sound doable, but does involve some hoops and travel to Lazaro Cardenas.