If you are planning to purchase N2O chargers soon, know that there are multiple options, and second, not all good-looking brands are the best choice. In today’s post, we will take through some of the most considerable pros and cons of both formats, 8g, and 615g N2O tanks.
Size in all kinds of scenarios is fundamental. In the world of cream chargers, it is not the exception. For your delight, you must choose what’s more convenient and certainly more suitable for the batches you plan to prepare, whipped cream, a variety of toppings, or simply foams.
Our advice is to choose based on your needs and preferences.
Do you want to reduce recharging time? Do you want to have more control over your mixture? Do you want to save storage space? Do you want to save some cents? Ask this all to yourself and figure out what is more suitable for your experience.
We bring pros and cons that can also be valuable to clear your mind.
By far, 8-gram canisters are the tiniest N2O cream chargers one can get in the marketplace. They typically measure around 0.5 inches wide and 2.6 inches long. It most likely fits any standard cream dispenser available.
Additionally, 8-gram canisters contain pressured nitrous oxide gas of food-grade quality in its pure form. It would be best if you had nitrous oxide in this way to aerate mixtures like whipped cream.
A one-liter cream siphon, for example, requires two cartridges to aerate a mix. A single 0.5 L cream siphon only requires one. This way, you can whip nearly 1/2 liter of heavy cream into almost two cups of whipped cream.
Recommendation: Do not overcharge your cream dispenser! For a one-liter siphon, use a maximum of 2-3 8-gram canisters.
A bottle of 615g is one of the larger cream charger sizes that figure on the market, actually among the most popular in the food and drink industry.
Since it is a cylinder, it is longer and broader than 8-gram N2O cartridges; this supposes more weight.
Unlike 8-gram cream cartridges, 615g N2O tanks are not directly compatible with a regular cream siphon. You need a pressure regulator in the process of making whipped cream, a specifically designed pressure regulator for nitrous oxide cylinders.
Despite this little detail, pressure regulators represent more a point in favor than a headache, as you might think.
The pressure regulator helps you control nitrous oxide’s exact pressure, depending on the volume or size of food or drink you are making.
Hopefully, this guide gives you a clear image of what is most convenient for you. Fast Gas offers 615-gram N2O tanks of a high standard and a delivery with shipping costs included. If interested in becoming a distributor of our products, please visit our distributor’s page. Our representatives will help you gladly.