The Perfect Pour

NuCO2 is the industry’s leading provider of Certified Beverage Grade CO2 to the independent Craft Brewing Industry. Our Beverage Grade CO2 is an essential ingredient that is foundational to beer quality. Draught Beer Grade gas solutions can contribute to a positive craft beverage experience:  the perfect collar of foam, pleasant mouthfeel, and increased shelf life in the keg. NuCO2 uses only Beverage Grade CO2 because we know our Craft Brewing customers will accept nothing less than the best ingredients with every delivery.

What Does the Perfect Pour Mean For Your Business?

INCREASED REVENUE $18,900/YEAR INCREASE by eliminating flat beer

POTENTIAL $30,800/YEAR INCREASE by reducing foamy beer



8% Waste ▪ 158.7 oz. lost/keg

The use of CO2 alone or with beer pumps creates over-carbonated, foamy beer resulting in excessive waste, lost revenue, and unhappy customers.


5% Waste ▪ 99.2 oz. lost/keg

The use of 25% CO2 / 75% N2 on ales and lagers creates under-carbonated, flat beer resulting in over-pouring, lost revenue, and unhappy customers.


The right blend of CO2 and N2 ensures perfect carbonation, delivering great taste and zero waste.


Pouring the perfect pint is a combination of the right temperature, the right pressure and the right blend of gas being used to preserve and push the beer. Using the wrong blend of gas is a common problem out there today. It is a very simple mistake that may cost your establishment significant revenue and profit.

Let’s review the correct gas blends again...

  1. Ales and lagers dispensed from a low-pressure, short-draw system typically utilize 100% CO2.
  2. Ales and lagers dispensed from a high-pressure, long-draw system typically utilize a 70% CO2 / 30% N2 blend.
  3. Nitrogenated beers, such as stouts, utilize a 25% CO2 / 75% N2 blend for both low- and high-pressure systems.

Often, an operator may serve a nitrogenated or stout beer using the proper gas blend (25% CO2 / 75% N2) for that beer. However, he or she may also “shortcut” the process by applying that same gas blend to all of the beers being dispensed. Lagers and ales require a 70% CO2 / 30% N2 blend or 100% CO2 gas, depending on the system pressure, to preserve the proper level of carbonation. Using a 25% CO2 / 75% N2 blend will result in carbon dioxide coming out of the beer and the beer going flat.

This problem is easily fixed by using independent carbon dioxide and nitrogen gas sources and blending them with the XactMix beverage control system to provide the proper blends for lagers and ales and nitrogenated beers. This will reduce waste by at least 5% per keg and is often less expensive than using a pre-blended gas source.

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