Gas – carbon dioxide and sometimes nitrogen – is a standard ingredient in beer and is also needed to push draught beer from the keg to the tap. A correct gas blend and pressure must be maintained to avoid under or over carbonating the beer. The result from having correct gas is great taste and beautiful appearance intended by the brewer.
Nitrogen generators separate nitrogen from the other components of air on site, eliminating the need for nitrogen cylinders.
Tri-State Carbonation Service uses generators that create the highest quality nitrogen by utilizing the only dual bed PSA technology available on today’s market. It blends the correct ration of Nitrogen and CO2, to push the product from the keg to the tap. This precise mixture of beer-gas eliminates over foaming or under carbonation ensuring a quality product is consistently presented to the customer.
Establishments that sell high volume of draught beer can benefit from the use of a Nitrogen Generator by producing nitrogen on site and eliminating the need for high-pressure nitrogen cylinders. This reduces the stocking and handling of cylinders that can lead to property / business damage and possible injury to employees as a result of mishandling.
Most important, by producing nitrogen on site it also reduces the chances of running out of nitrogen gas and interrupting the pouring of beer. When nitrogen runs out the proper gas blend is compromised, nitrogen can no longer be produced and the beer could be ruined.
Depending on the style of beer and the nature of draught beer systems, different gas blends using nitrogen and / or carbon dioxide are required to preserve the level of beer carbonation as determined by the brewer.
Beers are made to brewer’s specifications of precise amounts of dissolved carbon dioxide to meet a specific taste. The goal of any draught beer system is to maintain the balance of dissolved carbon dioxide or carbonation from keg to tap.