Pilot Plant Processing Facility
This facility includes high-pressure processing equipment, as well as a freeze dryer and a variety of other food processing equipment. This facility is used for teaching and research purposes, and is available to industry on a fee basis.
Pilot Plant Brewhouse
A state-of-the-art, two-barrel, temperature-controlled brewing system is located in the pilot plant in Wiegand Hall. This research and development brewery was made available by the Nor'Wester Brewing Company. The brewhouse allows students to participate in the brewing process from malt milling to lagering, and is complete with packaging and pasteurization capabilities. The system also serves as a teaching tool for extension workshops and for current and new research projects. The facility is available to industry on a fee basis.
Pilot Plant Winery
The pilot plant winery is located in Withycombe Hall and is composed of equipment necessary for wine grape processing including a stemmer-crusher, presses, filtration systems, batch centrifuge, bottling systems and storage facilities. The winery serves as a teaching tool for extension workshops and University-owned vineyards provide the wine grapes for teaching and research purposes.
For More Information, please contact:
Jeff Clawson, Pilot Plant Manager: ph: 541.737.5680; e-mail: Jeff Clawson