Utilising the correct gas mixture is an important aspect for breweries and establishments to consider when serving quality beer as the mixture directly impacts on the beer’s flavour.
Gas mixtures varies, based on the nitrogen to carbon dioxide ratios.
For example, nitro infused beer uses a higher percentage of nitrogen for the gas mixture. Nitro beer generally consists of a 30/70 mixture, which means that it consists of 30% carbon dioxide (CO2) and 70% nitrogen. In the case of nitro beer and stouts, more nitrogen should be used as it would become overly carbonated if dispensed with regular CO2 gas.
If you were to use a gas mixture of 30% carbon dioxide and 70% nitrogen on a regular lager or ale, the beer would go flat due to an insufficient amount of carbon dioxide. There is nothing as bad a flat beer. In order to prevent this, one would typically use a beer gas mixture with a higher CO2 ratio for those types of beers and a lower CO2 ratio for stouts and ales.
We are able to supply pre-mixed gases or we can supply an on-site gas mixing solution.
View the material safety data sheets (MSDS’) below.