Document Type

Undergraduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 2017

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Engineering Technology

Committee Chair

Charles Pringle

Second Committee Member

Craig Johnson

Third Committee Member

Roger Beardsley


The purpose of this report is to show the design, build, and test process for a portable beer brewing rack. The rack is designed to be compact, yet still be able to hold all of the necessary components for brewing: two 15-gallon insulated kettles, two gas burners, and an instant hot water heating system. These components can be supported in any configuration at multiple height intervals on the center tree during the brewing process. The rack is designed to be resistant to tipping over when brewing while requiring less than two square feet of floor space when stored. This report shows the design of the center tree and mounting system, the legs and hinges, and the burner and associated racks. Stress and bending calculations are shown for these components as well as the mounting pins, burner rings, and foot locking pins. This report discusses design and manufacturing issues of the above parts and the timeline for creating the whole system. The center tree, burner racks, and feet were all successful in their design size and length. The manufacturing method used was inefficient in scheduling, the original and improved timeline are discussed in this report. The original and redesigned hinges and burner rings are also discussed. This report covers the design, build, and testing process/timeline; the budget and itemized costs of the system; and the limitations/abilities of the rack.