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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 Max

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 left in the line. If the color changed from its original, it’s a reliable sign that the lines were still dirty. As simple as that.

Line cleaning & hygiene check with TM DESANA MAX IC using the recirculation method (with electronic pump).

Desanacid ICTM is a powerful acid line cleaner and descaler designed to clean all kinds of water dispensing systems and ice machines. Breaks down oxalates during deep-cleaning procedures in beer dispensing systems. Learn more. . Desana Max has been successfully used and tested by satisfied customers and institutes for more than 10 years. Check out these videos to see how the process works.

Line cleaning & hygiene check with Desana Max using the static-soak method (with pressurized pot).

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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 GovRegsystem is one that brings some peace of mind. Seamlessly insert your regulator right before your keg coupler, set at the perfect pressure that you want. Thread it on with a hex nut and let it do the rest! Here’s a look at some of the equipment to make it happen.

Secondary Regulator
Must run in-line behind a primary regulator. Never connect directly to a CO2 tank. Made of  durable stainless steel. Its patented technology accurately maintains desired pressure. Tamper-proof. Set it and forget it! Convenient design saves space. Attaches direct to 5/16″ gas line and standard threaded keg couplers without any adapter. No mounting on cooler wall, so no drilling necessary. Swift installation time saves effort and expense. High precision and lasting durability.

Starter Kit
Adjuster tool & 2 secondary regulators. Set your primary to higher pressure. Each secondary is preset to 12 p.s.i. Maximum inlet pressure 150 p.s.i.

Adjuster Tool
Adjuster tool with gauge comes with easy to read instructions. Have your primary set to higher pressure. Connect secondary regulator to open end and secure with standard hex nut. Adjust to desired pressure. 0-45 p.s.i.

Call the Draft Equipment Department at F.H. Steinbart Co. to discuss your application.

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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 in, 4 in and 6 in. for large scale operations. By connecting two equally sized hose ends with a gasket in between, and secured with a clamp, they can then be threaded tightly by hand to ensure no leaking.  Here’s a look at some typical applications:


Commercial Breweries & Wineries

Tri-clover fittings are perfect for moving high temperature liquids with little risk of contamination. They’re commonly used because of their versatility. The chore of connecting hoses to various vessels, fermentors, or other tanks makes connecting easier, and they can also be easily removed for rigorous cleaning, inspection and repair if needed.


For Homebrewing

They’re far less likely to leak & easy to clean, because they contain no “o”-rings, sharp edges, springs, internal cavities, or other nooks and crannies that can resist your cleaning efforts while trying to maintain sanitation. Other quick release fittings can harbor residual wort which may generate off flavors.

FH Steinbart Co. currently stocks EPDM gaskets, PTFE gaskets, silicone gaskets, clamps, caps, butterfly valves, beer thread connectors, ¼, 3/8, ½, ¾, & 1-inch hose barb connectors., 3/8 mnpt, 3/8 fnpt ½ mnpt, ½ fnpt, and larger for 1.5 in. size fittings.  Contact us to talk about your application.

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Tips for Dispensing Beer on Nitrogen

Stout faucet with Nitro beer and disc st patty day

Tips for Dispensing Beer on Nitrogen

]With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner it’s not unusual for our Draft team to get more questions from home brewers and folks with home draft systems about dispensing beer on nitrogen. Without a doubt, certain beers lend themselves well to the nitro method of serving. Guinness on draft, with its iconic head, is but one fine example. More than likely you can create a similar experience at home but there are some caveats we feel obligated to share.

Stout faucet with Nitro beer and disc st patty dayFirst and foremost there is an added expense to dispensing on nitrogen. At a minimum you will need a bottle of blended gas – a mix of CO2 and nitrogen sometimes referred to as beer gas or Guinness gas. If that mixed gas comes in a CO2 cylinder, you may be able to use your existing CO2 regulator. If, however, the mixed gas is in a nitrogen cylinder, you will need a specific nitrogen regulator, as the fittings are different from CO2.

If your goal is to approximate the cascading bubbles and creamy head of a perfectly built Guinness, you will also require a stout faucet (also sometimes called a nitro faucet). The mechanics of the stout faucet are designed to break up the beer, thus agitating the nitrogen and CO2 in the beer – essential for creating those fine rolling bubbles and that thick frothy head.

Homebrewers wishing to put their own creations on nitro should be aware that it may take some bit of trial and error before you are able to dial in your desired blend of CO2 and nitrogen mix into the initial carbonation of your beer. Yes, even nitrogen beers have CO2 in them. Because nitrogen does not truly dissolve into liquid as CO2 does, beers like Guinness do indeed have some amount of CO2 in them to provide even subtle amounts of carbonation.

Perhaps the greatest downside to serving beer from a blended gas or nitro system is that the beer will likely give the impression of being flat after several weeks from tapping the keg. In a beer carbonated with 100% CO2 and dispensed from a properly balanced system each time a beer is drawn, the right amount of CO2 is put back into the headspace of the keg to keep the remaining beer properly carbonated. In a nitro system, nitrogen and CO2 are both being introduced into the headspace of a keg as each beer is drawn. But since nitrogen does not absorb into liquid there is nothing to completely hold the carbonation in that beer in the keg. In as little as 10 days you will likely notice even a subtle change in the profile of the beer ranging from the appearance of the head to mouthfeel to even flavor. It isn’t that the beer is going bad per se. It’s just losing its carbonation and therefore some of its character.

With the exception of the nitrogen cylinders and the gas itself, the Draft Department at FH Steinbart Co. has the equipment for your nitrogen dispensing needs. Stop by and see us, give us a call or drop us a note.  We’re here to help.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]