Brewery Whirlpools & Brewing Equipment

What is a Brewery Whirlpool?

The brewery whirlpool is a key component of the brewhouse and is where boiled wort is precisely swirled to precipitate solids and accumulate them in a neat cone called a trub pile. Whirlpooling is the final brewing process before the wort is cooled in a wort chiller and yeast is pitched, initiating fermentation within a fermenter.

Why Select a PKW Brewery Whirlpool?

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Portland Kettle Works’ brewery whirlpools provide the brewer with several key advantages:

  • Field tested by some of America’s leading craft brewers
  • Our insulated brewery whirlpools add efficiency, minimize heat-loading, and reduce safety hazards
  • Made of 100% non-reactive, sanitary-finished, 304 food-grade stainless steel
  • The conical bottoms of our brewery whirlpools contain a 2”/5 cm ultimate drain for easy clean-out
  • Our innovative design includes the exact geometry for fast settling of trub and easy trub removal.
  • Integrated Clean in Place (CIP) systems allow rapid and convenient cleaning
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PKW Brewery Whirlpool Specifications

PKW Brewhouse Direct Fire (5-15 bbl) Spec Image

PKW Brewhouse Direct Fire (5 to 15 bbl) Spec Sheet

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PKW Brewhouse Steam (5-30 bbl) Spec Image

PKW Brewhouse Steam (5 to 30 bbl) Spec Sheet

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As with all our brewing equipment, Portland Kettle Works brewery whirlpools are designed and manufactured to exacting standards.

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