Well, hooked up my portable C02 charger thingy today, incorporating a C02 cartridge I bought at the sporting goods store…After I pressurized and poured, I looked at the box of cartridges and found the dreaded “not for human consumption” warning. The beer I had tasted just fine, and I’ve taken the cartridge off, empty. Is my beer ruined?
Co2 is Co2…enough said. The container it is in, now that may not be consumable.
Your fine. But I would ditch those cartridges for a paint ball tank system.
Not to promote another site but if you’re looking to keep everything portable/small, William’s Brewing has really cool mini regulators. They’re pricey but would be awesome with a paintball tank system.
I have heard discussion of some cartridges containing oil.
That would be my worry.
You could also get some nasty compounds from outgassing from the non-food-grade gas lines in manufacturing.