understand cellar gas and gas safety infographic

know your Beer Gas

Carbon Dioxide (CO2): Carbon Dioxide (CO2): A key component of cellar gas used to carbonate and dispense
lagers, ciders and soft drinks. It promotes a crisper, sharper finish to the product.

60/40 Mix: A common beer gas mixture consisting of 60% carbon dioxide and 40%
nitrogen. Suitable for lagers, IPAs, ciders or where CO2 may create fobbing issues.

30/70 Mix: Another beer gas mixture consisting of 30% carbon dioxide and 70%
nitrogen. It provides a smooth and creamy texture for stouts and other nitrogenated

store properly

Schedule regular inspections of your system by a qualified technician to ensure proper functionality. Regular inspections are crucial for maintaining the efficiency and safety of your beer gas system. 

inspect regularly

Store beer gas cylinders chained upright, in a well-ventilated area away from sources of

detect leaks

Remember cellar gas is odourless, colourless and tasteless. Use a gas leak detector or soapy water solution to check for any gas leaks in the connections and fittings. If a leak is detected, take immediate action to rectify the issue.

handle properly

Do not drop or throw cylinders. Train your staff on proper manual handling and
connection of beer gas cylinders to minimize the risk of accidents or leaks.

know the signs of gas leak

Frothing or bubbling around gas connections or equipment.

Frost or excessive condensation on a gas cylinder or on the gas regulator it is connected

A missing or damaged ‘O’ ring on a cylinder connecting hose.

A significant loss of pressure when gas is switched off could indicate a gas leak. 

Remember, gas safety is crucial in maintaining a safe environment for your
pub and ensuring the well-being of your staff and customers.

Regular maintenance, proper handling, and swift action in case of any gas-related concerns are key.

If a gas leak is suspected, turn off the gas, ventilate the area and inform your brewery’s cellar technical services department.

SAfety data sheets

Comprehensive information on hazards, handling, and safety precautions for cellar gases.