Briefs: Nitrogen blasting designed for beer shelf life boost

Vacuum Barrier Corp. has developed Nitrojetter technology, which reduces oxygen levels within carbonated beverages in order to extend shelf life without affecting taste or colour. Nitrojetter uses liquid nitrogen steam that is fired into the beverage through a special adaptable nozzle. The nitrogen causes foaming within the beverage that rises to the top of the container, expelling air, and notably oxygen, within the bottle before capping takes place. The main advantages of nitrogen jetting are claimed to be cleaner bottle necks, no fungi growth, less beer lost and less water treatment. Vacuum Barrier Corp. provides special insulation techniques and training in the handling of liquid nitrogen at a temperature of -196°C.