Portland Kettle Works

Your Perfect Brewery Is Our Obsession

Portland Kettle Works is a family owned, Brewery Manufacturer that designs, engineers and fabricates World Class Turnkey Craft Brewery Systems, in Portland, Oregon, USA “Craft Beer Capitol of the World.”

We fabricate Nano Breweries and Production Brewing Systems, Brew Houses, Brewery Tanks, Grain Milling and Handling Systems as well as glycol control units. In addition we incorporate a complete line of Boilers, Glycol Systems, Pumps, and Clean-in-Place Equipment into our turnkey brewery offerings.

Our designs reflect the experience and best Brewery Efficiency Practices we have learned from brewers in over 120 of our successful installations operating worldwide. This expertise in design and engineering translates to your perfect brewery system. We promise that you will not find a better brewery-manufacturing partner.

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BEER TANKS AND CRAFT BREWING SYSTEMS

3.5 BBL Hopmaster Brew House from Portland Kettleworks3.5 BBL Hopmaster Brew House – This state-of-the-art Nano Brewery System is the industry leader in Nano Brewery Equipment. The Hopmaster is suitable for taproom operations, small restaurants and brewpubs, and as a Pilot Brew System for breweries with high capacity brewery equipment. Maximum Proportional Capacity 1,000 BBL per year. Offered in both electric and steam fire configurations.
5 BBL Hopmaster Brew House from Portland Kettleworks5 BBL Brew Houses – These brewery systems are the next step up in beer production, suitable for tap rooms, brew pubs, restaurants up to 250 seats, and as a larger scale pilot brew system for high capacity breweries. Our 5 BBL and 7 BBL brew houses offer all of the efficiencies introduced in the Hopmaster Nano Brewery, with the added benefit of increased production capacity. Both Direct Fire Brew Houses and Steam Brew Houses are available to produce a Proportional Capacity of between 500 BBL and 2,500 BBL per year.
7 BBL Hopmaster Brew House from Portland Kettleworks7 BBL Brew Houses – These brewery systems are the next step up in beer production, suitable for tap rooms, brew pubs, restaurants up to 250 seats, and as a larger scale pilot brew system for high capacity breweries. Our 5 BBL and 7 BBL brew houses offer all of the efficiencies introduced in the Hopmaster Nano Brewery, with the added benefit of increased production capacity. Both Direct Fire Brew Houses and Steam Brew Houses are available to produce a Proportional Capacity of between 500 BBL and 2,500 BBL per year.
10 BBL Hopmaster Brew House from Portland Kettleworks10 BBL Brew Houses – These brewery systems again offer increased capacity, while building on the Portland Kettle Works legacy. The brewer-driven designs incorporate efficiencies that make your brew day a pleasure. These brewery systems will easily service several restaurant operations and limited distribution capacity. If you are a big enough brewery, this is a great pilot system for high velocity brewing operations. Offered in both direct fire and steam power configurations, these systems easily produce 1,000-4,000+ BBL per year.
15 BBL Hopmaster Brew House from Portland Kettleworks15 BBL Brew Houses – These brewery systems again offer increased capacity, while building on the Portland Kettle Works legacy. The brewer-driven designs incorporate efficiencies that make your brew day a pleasure. These brewery systems will easily service several restaurant operations and limited distribution capacity. If you are a big enough brewery, this is a great pilot system for high velocity brewing operations. Offered in both direct fire and steam power configurations, these systems easily produce 1,000-4,000+ BBL per year.
20 BBL Hopmaster Brew House from Portland Kettleworks20 BBL Brew Houses – These brewery systems are all about consistency, and efficiency on a larger scale. Only offered in steam configurations, they typically include custom features and design considerations that we will gladly discuss with you. Capacity is dependent on number of brews per day, proportional capacity between 5,000 and 20,000+ BBL per year.
30 BBL Hopmaster Brew House from Portland Kettleworks30 BBL Brew Houses – These brewery systems are all about consistency, and efficiency on a larger scale. Only offered in steam configurations, they typically include custom features and design considerations that we will gladly discuss with you. Capacity is dependent on number of brews per day, proportional capacity between 5,000 and 20,000+ BBL per year.
Maltmaster 3-Roller Brewers Grain Mill from Portland KettleworksMaltmaster 3-Roller Brewers Grain Mill – Manufactured at our Portland plant, the Maltmaster is quickly gaining notoriety as a brewer’s choice component. The only American made mill with a feed rate (50 pounds/minute) that outperforms comparably priced European designs – the Maltmaster is engineered specifically for brewing operations. The best-engineered mash tun in the world cannot deliver high yield, and consistency if the grain is not properly milled. The answer is to purchase a mill designed specifically for brewery operations. Our easily adjustable three-roller mill is engineered to precisely crack malted grain to your specific needs. The Maltmaster grain mill delivers optimal design, engineering and performance in a powerful package.
Grain Auger and Delivery from Portland KettleworksGrain Auger and Delivery – Once milled, grain is fed to the mash tun by the auger at a constant rate, simultaneously saving labor and literally delivering consistency to your brewing process. The auger eliminates arduous grain hauling, unnecessary dust, and adds a dimension of operational efficiency and consistency to your brewery.
Mash Hydrator from Portland KettleworksMash Hydrator – The proprietary PKW Mash Hydrator showers milled grain with temperature controlled water on its way into the mash tun. Mash Hydration with the Portland Kettle Works system reduces dough balls, improves mash efficiencies and makes recipe repeatability a science.
Grist Case from Portland KettleworksGrist Case – The grist case is an optional piece of equipment in the grain handling system that has benefits for breweries large and small. It operates as a holding vessel in which milled grain is stored on its way to the brew house. Instead of your brewer being chained to your mill pouring bags of grain, the grist case allows your brewer to pre-mill all the grain, store it, and at a moments notice simply flip a switch on an auger to convey milled grain to the hydrator on the mash tun. The grist case has been described as a replacement to an assistant brewer during dough in.
Pump on a Cart from Portland KettleworksThe Pump on a Cart is an integral part of brewery operations. All PKW Pump on Cart units include a sanitary Impeller or Helical driven pump controlled by state of the art Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) that allow the brewer infinite control over the pump motor and flow rate without loss of torque. Our Portable Brewery Pumps are mounted on fully welded, ergonomically designed stainless steel carts. Please see the Auxiliary Equipment tab above for pump curves.
1 Hp Centrifugal Pump from Portland KettleworksBrewery 1 Hp Centrifugal Pump – used for 3.5 BBL Hopmaster up to 7 BBL Brewery Systems.                                                                      
1.5 Hp Centrifugal Pump from Portland KettleworksBrewery 1.5 Hp Centrifugal Pump – used for 7 BBL to 15 BBL Brewery Systems.                                                                      
2 Hp Centrifugal Pump from Portland KettleworksBrewery 2 Hp Centrifugal Pump used for 20 BBL and 30 BBL Brewery Systems.                                                                      
Brewery Helical Pumps from Portland KettleworksBrewery Helical Pumps – Used for specialty operations such as moving wetted mash from the Mash Tun to the Lauter Tun.
Glycol Chiller from Portland KettleworksBrewery Glycol Chillers available in: GD 1.5H • GD 3H • GD 5H • GD 7G • GD 10H • GD 13.5H • GD 5x5H • GD 7x7H
Steam Boilers from Portland KettleworksBrewery Steam Boilers – PKW offers various sizes and types of Brewery Boilers to meet your specific requirements and local code compliance regulations.