At QuantiPerm, we often get questions on the ideal temperature a beverage needs to be at for a certain level of carbonation. We also field a lot of questions from beverage producers regarding problems with achieving the ideal carbonation target levels they want. Well, here are a few questions you need to ask yourself.
1) Can your Brite tank safely withstand the pressure of your carbonated product during storage?
2) What if the temperature deviates up or down? How will that affect the tank pressure?
3) You know the pressure rating and temperature of your product. How much carbonation can you impart in the product safely given those conditions?
4) Alternately, you know the tank pressure limitation, but can you get by if you cooled the product to a lower temperature? What should that target temperature be?
Whether it is beer, cider, craft soda, kombucha or other carbonated beverage, you will need to understand the implication of how any one of these variables changing, impacts the others.
Lucky for you, there’s no need to dust off those old ‘carbonation tables’ to find the answers to these questions. You can use the free QuantiPerm Carbonation Calculator. Plug in your US or metric system numbers for beer or water and get the answers you need in an instant!
We expect these insights will be beneficial to your production efficiency, once you’ve gained a better understanding of what goes on in your process when one or more of these variables change.
The calculations for CO2 solubility in water were modeled and validated from authentic databases. NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, https://www.noaa.gov/topic-tags/carbon-dioxide) and Chemical Engineers’ Handbook (Perry).
We can help you achieve perfection in carbonation with QuantiPerm’s xFlow systems. But knowing your operating conditions and the variablilities therein will help you tremendously in achieving that goal.