F.H. Steinbart Blog

Here are some short stories about the people, places and things that help make F.H. Steinbart Co. such a special place. Check out these staff and vendor profiles, how-to articles, and general collection of interesting facts and figures we come across each and every day as we go about our business of collaborating with makers and providers of all types of consumables.

From Antarctica to Portland,  Rob Porton-Jones Gets It Done What Do You Do at FH Steinbart? I work in the Draft Department, so I work with our commercial customers as well as our general retail customers that are looking for parts, knowledge, or assistance with dispensing. I also help out in the warehouse with receiving […]

Introducing Holiday Wish Lists!

For those of us who are both fermentation hobbyists and about to embark upon a major gifting time of year, there’s always the question of how to give or get what we’d truly like to have from our favorite shop. Especially given almost everyone has at least one person in their life who refuses to [...]

Customer Profile: Perfect Pour

  Helps Deliver Better Product and Reduce Beverage Costs Here’s the next in our occasional series of profiles of customers who do business with the Draft Department of FH Steinbart. Perfect Pour Services was born in 2008 in Portland, Oregon and now serves the entire Pacific Northwest. Perfect Pour provides a full range of draft [...]


What Is A Glycol Chiller and How It Works Best A glycol chiller is an electrically powered unit, often also referred to as a power pack. It serves as the power source for circulating a liquid coolant mix with water to keep beverages at optimum temperature when dispensing and serving. Current models use Propylene Glycol, [...]

Jim Jamison and the Story of His Grapes

Home wine makers have been able to buy fresh grapes from FH Steinbart for many years.  But where do those grapes come from? Like all the ingredients we stock at the store, we source our grapes from someone with a passion for the craft.  Jim Jamison of Richland, Washington has been supplying grapes to FH […]

Meet Our Staff: Natasha Godard

What Do You Like To Make? While I enjoy brewing beer & I’m looking forward to learning to make wine, my current fermentation obsession is vinegar. I had already decided to attempt beer vinegar long before I started at FHS, but this job definitely accelerated my experiments, since we sell vinegar mothers. It wasn’t too […]

Keep Beverage Lines Clean With Desana

What’s the payoff if dispensing equipment is kept in its cleanest possible condition? Customers obtain quality beverages, and the supplier saves money Desana MaxTM is the smartest heavy duty alkaline beer line cleaner in the world. During the cleaning it changes color from its original purple to green or yellow if residual organics are still [...]

Install Peace of Mind with GovReg™ Secondary Regulator System

Imagine a world without huge banks of secondary regulators mounted in a long line along a wall of your walk-in cooler, with gauges that can fail or get damaged and dials that at any time can be adjusted or re-set without your knowledge. The GovReg™ system is one that brings some peace of mind. Seamlessly [...]

Tri-Clover Fittings Are Easy to Clean and Install

Tri-clover (or tri-clamp) fittings are a 3-part clamp system. They are stainless steel sanitary fittings used in breweries, dairies, and certain other food processing industries. Their design makes them easy to clean and sanitize, are easy to use, form a great seal and seldom leak when properly installed. Sizes include 1.5 in, 2 in, 3 [...]