Brewery Fermenters

What Is a Brewery Fermenter?

Brewery fermenter tanks or, more commonly, just “fermenters”, are key components in beer and kombucha brewing. Fermenters are specialized tanks designed to precisely control temperature and maintain the optimal conditions for fermentation, which occurs once the wort has been transferred from the brewhouse to the fermenter; a conical-bottom design is highly recommended for fermenters allowing for easier yeast harvesting.

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Mixing Tanks USA fermenters are the best in the industry. Precise temperature control, sanitary finishes, clean-in-place facilities and eye-catching design are all hallmarks of our fermentation tanks and fermenters.  

Why Select a Mixing Tanks USA Fermenter?

Brewery Fermenters

Mixing Tanks USA Fermentation Tanks provide the brewer with several key advantages:

  • Every fermenter is equipped with a 4”/10 cm ultimate drain and 60 degree conical bottom for rapid and easy yeast harvest and clean-out
  • Precision laser welded dimple jacket with integrated baffling, reduces glycol demand and increases tank efficiency by 25%
  • A worldwide reputation for industry leading American design, engineering, and fabrication
  • Field tested by some of America’s leading craft brewers
  • Insulated vessels add efficiency, minimize heat-loading, and reduce safety hazards
  • Made of 100% non-reactive, sanitary-finished, 304 food-grade stainless steel
  • Innovative design registers zero stress on the internal structure of the tank
  • Integrated Clean in Place (CIP) systems allow rapid and convenient cleaning
  • Manufactured using PKW’s proprietary Flowing Quality Control (FQC) process which maintains the highest standards of quality throughout fabrication

Mixing Tanks USA fermenters have earned a reputation as some of the most consistent performing, fastest crashing, and most eye-catching brewery tanks to be found anywhere. Our fermenters will shorten your work day while continuing to provide a superior return on your investment for years to come.

Mixing Tanks USA Fermentation Tanks provide the brewer with several key advantages:

Mixing Tanks USA Fermenter Specifications

Brewery Fermenters

Mixing Tanks USA Fermenter Spec Sheet

As with all our brewing equipment, Mixing Tanks USA brewery fermenters are designed and manufactured to exacting standards:

  • Capacities available include:
    • bbl: 2, 3.5, 5, 7, 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 60, 90, and 120
    • hL: 2.3, 4.1, 5.9, 8.2, 11.7, 17.6, 23.5, 35.2, 46.9, 70.4, 105.6, and 140.8
    • Other capacities available upon request
  • 100% food-grade 304 and 316 stainless steel, 12-gauge inner tank steel and 14-gauge shell materials
  • All fermenters are rated to 14.7 PSI (1 bar) operating pressure
  • Two-zone glycol jacketing encompasses the 60-degree conical cone and sidewalls
  • Top-mount manway (optional side-mount configurations available)
  • Complete thermal insulation of side walls and cones
  • All insulation is fire retardant fiber cloth (not foam)
  • All welds are blended and finished to a sanitary food-grade finish
  • Every fermenter is equipped with:
    • racking arm
    • pressure relief valve
    • blow-off/ clean-in-place (CIP) tube
    • CIP spray ball
    • sample valve
    • butterfly valves
    • TC clamps, gaskets and clamps
    • 90-degree elbows
    • optional rupture disc assemblies available

Mixing Tanks USA fermenter designs draw on our experience producing over 5,000 brewery and craft beverage vessels and commissioning over 375 new breweries worldwide since 2011.  Our breweries deliver award winning results across every style of beer on a global stage.

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MixingTanksUSA is a business unit of Portland Kettle Works (“PKW”). Portland Kettle Works was founded in 2011 to build the highest quality stainless steel brewing and beverage equipment applications. Since then we have built and installed over 375 breweries and thousands of mixing and storage tanks worldwide. We’ve now expanded into producing the highest quality mixing and storage tanks for a variety of applications. If you need high-quality stainless steel mixing and storage tanks for conventional or custom applications, contact us and we can help you, too. And if you’re interested in the world’s best stainless steel craft beer and beverage brewing equipment, Made in the USA, click here to visit Portland Kettle Works official brewing equipment website. In addition, if you’re located in Mexico or Latin America, click here to visit Portland Kettle Works Spanish language website.