What is a Grain Auger?
A grain auger is an important element in beer brewing; it is used to transfer uncracked grain to the grain mill, and cracked grain to a grist case for storage and ultimately to the brewhouse for brewing. The grain auger moves grain at a consistent rate by employing a rotating helical screw auger to convey the grain through an enclosed tube. Grain augers are one component of the brewery grain handling system which also includes the grain mill, grist case, and grist hydrator.
Why Select a PKW Grain Auger?
Portland Kettle Works’ grain augers provide the brewer with several key advantages:
- Field tested by some of America’s leading craft brewers
- Flexible auger assemblies convey up to 50 lb (22.7 kg) of grain per minute
- Our grain auger integrates seamlessly into our MaltMaster grain mill
- When properly installed the combination MaltMaster grain mill and grain auger system produce almost no grain dust
PKW Grain Auger Specifications
PKW MaltMaster Grain Mill & Handling System Brochure
PKW Grain Handling System Floor-Mount Spec Sheet
PKW Grain Handling System Suspended-Mount Spec Image
As with all our brewing equipment, Portland Kettle Works grain augers are designed and manufactured to exacting standards. All grain auger packages include the following:
- Control unit
- Power assembly
- Hopper level control
- 20 ft (6.1 m) PVC tube
- 20 ft (6.1 m) auger
- Two 45-degree elbows
- Optional: 10 ft (3.0 m) extensions allow additional distance for longer auger runs