Portland Kettle Works Glossaries of Terms

Craft brewing, winemaking, kombucha brewing, etc. are highly specialized businesses and each has their own highly specialized jargon. These glossaries present explanations of many of the most commonly used terms and, in many cases, illustrates them with equipment available from PKW.

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We build the stainless steel brewing tanks, mash tuns, lauter tuns, kettles and other equipment for your craft brewery plus equipment for winemakers, kombucha brewers and more. You will not find higher quality equipment or a better problem-solving team than the beer and beverage brewing team at Portland Kettle Works.


Portland Kettle Works was founded in 2011 in Portland, Oregon USA. We build high-quality stainless steel beverage and brewing equipment. We have built and installed over 370 state of the art craft breweries worldwide. As a result, our craft brewing clients are among the best of the best. They regularly win beer tasting competitions and they have the gold, silver and bronze medals to prove it. So, if you’re serious about your craft brewing business, contact us so we can help you, too. In addition, if you’re located in Mexico or Latin America, click here to visit Portland Kettle Works Spanish language site.