The rise in draft beer has forced restaurants, bars and breweries to pay attention to WHAT it takes to provide the highest quality draft beer.
One integral component of a draft dispensing system is the gas that is used to “push” the product from the keg to the tap. The right mixture of CO2 and Nitrogen guarantees quality and reduces operating costs. The Blended Gas Dispense Systems with its Nitrogen (N2) gas generator is coupled with your CO2 tank. The system not only produces the sufficient quantity of N2 simply generated from the air, but as needed, provides three precise mixtures of gas to meet your quality kegged product requirements. By Using This System, You Will:
- Generate beverage grade nitrogen on site
- Eliminate over & under carbonation
- Provided with or without internal gas blender
- Compact technology takes up minimal space (View specifications)
- Maintains product quality as intended by the brewer
- Increases customer satisfaction & loyalty
- Best value in Nitrogen Generation Technology
|Based on Half Barrel Keg|
14 Oz. Pints
$3 Revenue per Pint
|Flat = Over Pour||Foamy = Waste in Keg|
|Waste per keg||4 - 6 %||7 - 10 %|
|Oz. lost per keg||79.4 - 114 oz.||138.9 - 198.4 oz.|
|Pints lost per keg||5.7 - 8.5 pints||9.9 - 14.2 pints|
|Lost revenue per keg||$17.10 - $25.50||$29.70 - $42.60|
|Lost revenue per month||$684 - $1,020||$1,188 - $1,704|
|Lost revenue per year||$8,208 - $12,204||$14,256 - $20,488|
|LOST PROFIT PER YEAR||$6,997 - $10,373||$12,118 - $17,415|
Nitrogen (N2) is the perfect choice as a second gas for several reasons. Many beers use nitrogen as an ingredient. The best-known example and the originator of the concept is Guinness Stout on draft. The Guinness brewers go to great pains to dissolve nitrogen in the beer, which improves the quality of the head. Nitrogen (N2) is the ingredient responsible for the “whipped cream-like” foam in the Guinness and other beers like Kilkenny, Boddingtons, Caffrey’s and Murphy’s Stout.
N2, in the right proportion, is required in the gas used to push these beers. Without it, the dissolved N2 would come out of solution and these beers would not be the same. Nitrogen is one hundred times harder to dissolve in beer than CO2. While this is a challenge for the brewers mentioned above, it makes N2 a good choice for dispensing “normally carbonated” beers. N2 is not readily absorbed, does not react chemically under normal circumstances and will not affect beer flavors. N2 is 78% of the air we breathe, making it safer and readily available. Blended Gas Dispense Systems (aka nitrogen generators) filter relatively pure N2 from air and can be a very economical source of Nitrogen. They can be built or used with a blending device and a CO2 source to provide all the gas for any bar or facility.