The Brewing ClipArt gallery offers 35 illustrations of brewery equipment and practices.

This tool was used to measure the degrees Lovibond of beer. Rated by bitterness, and color.

Beer Measurement

This tool was used to measure the degrees Lovibond of beer. Rated by bitterness, and color.

An illustration of a brew kettle which shows he liquid gauge, steam jacket, and steam connections.

Brew Kettle

An illustration of a brew kettle which shows he liquid gauge, steam jacket, and steam connections.

Mash-tun with mashing machine

Brewery

Mash-tun with mashing machine

A sparger

Brewery

A sparger

Fermenting round. A, skimmer; B, parachute; C, attemperator.

Brewery

Fermenting round. A, skimmer; B, parachute; C, attemperator.

An 8-quarter Brewery

Brewery

An 8-quarter Brewery

A diagram of a tower brewery cellars. A brewery is a dedicated building for the making of beer, though beer can be made in the home, and has been for much of beer's history. A company which makes beer is called either a brewery or a brewing company. The diversity of size in breweries is matched by the diversity of processes, degrees of automation, and kinds of beer produced in breweries. Typically a brewery is divided into distinct sections, with each section reserved for one part of the brewing process.

Tower Brewery Cellars

A diagram of a tower brewery cellars. A brewery is a dedicated building for the making of beer, though…

A diagram of a brewery. A brewery is a dedicated building for the making of beer, though beer can be made in the home, and has been for much of beer's history. A company which makes beer is called either a brewery or a brewing company. The diversity of size in breweries is matched by the diversity of processes, degrees of automation, and kinds of beer produced in breweries. Typically a brewery is divided into distinct sections, with each section reserved for one part of the brewing process.

Brewery Diagram

A diagram of a brewery. A brewery is a dedicated building for the making of beer, though beer can be…

The tea sieves are placed in a cylindrical basket that is slightly contracted in the middle.

Cylindrical basket

The tea sieves are placed in a cylindrical basket that is slightly contracted in the middle.

Distilling apparatus, for separating a liquid from a mixture.

Distilling Apparatus

Distilling apparatus, for separating a liquid from a mixture.

Tea leaves can be dried in sunlight and rolled by means of a channeled stone tablet with hollow sides for lifting.

Drying and Rolling Tablet

Tea leaves can be dried in sunlight and rolled by means of a channeled stone tablet with hollow sides…

Tea leaves are placed in the basket atop the oven and receive a steam bath, drying them out.

Drying Tea Leaves

Tea leaves are placed in the basket atop the oven and receive a steam bath, drying them out.

A wooden tray designed to encase a gridiron support, which in turn holds tea leaves heated in the furnace.

Gridiron support (Tea Making)

A wooden tray designed to encase a gridiron support, which in turn holds tea leaves heated in the furnace.

Tea leaves are placed in a thin iron vessel with no handles called a Kuo.

Kuo Basket

Tea leaves are placed in a thin iron vessel with no handles called a Kuo.

A kuo, used in making tea, is placed in a stove about nine inches below the stove's mouth.

Kuo in Stove

A kuo, used in making tea, is placed in a stove about nine inches below the stove's mouth.

Tea leaves are placed in bamboo baskets that hang from thin twine.

Leaves in Basket

Tea leaves are placed in bamboo baskets that hang from thin twine.

Five pounds of tea leaves are taken out of the steam bath and put in a stone furnace.

Leaves in Furnace

Five pounds of tea leaves are taken out of the steam bath and put in a stone furnace.

An illustration of a floor malt house with a power shovel and bucket elevator for the green malt.

Malt House

An illustration of a floor malt house with a power shovel and bucket elevator for the green malt.

Unlike Chinese tea making methods (which involve plucking only three leaves), Indian methods are shown to pluck up to six leaves.

plucked leaves (six)

Unlike Chinese tea making methods (which involve plucking only three leaves), Indian methods are shown…

Leaves are plucked from a bush and a man carries them to the drying house.

Plucking Leaves

Leaves are plucked from a bush and a man carries them to the drying house.

An optical instrument used to determine the quantity of sugar in a solution.

Fermentation Saccharimeter

An optical instrument used to determine the quantity of sugar in a solution.

The tea leaves are taken to long, low tables where the stems and uncurled leaves are separated and discarded.

Sorting Leaves

The tea leaves are taken to long, low tables where the stems and uncurled leaves are separated and discarded.

After tea leaves are removed from the furnace, a worker stirs them by hand.

Stirring Leaves

After tea leaves are removed from the furnace, a worker stirs them by hand.

The tea leaves are steamed until they reach a desirable fragrance.  They are then rolled or kneaded by hand into balls.

Tea balls

The tea leaves are steamed until they reach a desirable fragrance. They are then rolled or kneaded by…

Tea leaves are placed in tiered, horizontally arranged baskets.  The floor has a channel running its entire length burning with charcoal; the baskets are placed above said channel in order to dry the leaves within.

Tea Drying in Baskets

Tea leaves are placed in tiered, horizontally arranged baskets. The floor has a channel running its…

A machine with protruding handles used to roll tea leaves into balls.

Tea Leaf Roller

A machine with protruding handles used to roll tea leaves into balls.

A kuo basket is placed above a furnace to be hand-stirred by a worker in order to regulate the leaf temperature. Two other workers stoke the flames.

Tea Leaf Treatment

A kuo basket is placed above a furnace to be hand-stirred by a worker in order to regulate the leaf…

Tea leaves taken from the steam bath and laid on a mat to cool.

Tea Leaves Cooling

Tea leaves taken from the steam bath and laid on a mat to cool.

Three Chinese tea leaves. In some Chinese tea making processes, only the first three leaves were picked.

Three tea leaves

Three Chinese tea leaves. In some Chinese tea making processes, only the first three leaves were picked.

"Vats in a wine room for fermentation." —Davison, 1910

Wine vats

"Vats in a wine room for fermentation." —Davison, 1910

A wine press is a device used to extract juice from crushed grapes during wine making.

Wine Press

A wine press is a device used to extract juice from crushed grapes during wine making.

"An Ancient Egyptian Wine-press. The process of treading, which seems to have prevailed from the earliest ages. The treaders are being assisted by ropes fixed to the roof of the press." — Chambers, 1881

Wine-press

"An Ancient Egyptian Wine-press. The process of treading, which seems to have prevailed from the earliest…

"The following is a representation of a wine-press, in which the grapes are squeezed in a bag." — Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian wine-press

"The following is a representation of a wine-press, in which the grapes are squeezed in a bag." —…

A winnowing machine was traditionally used to separate yield from chaff. The pictured type of winnowing machine was likely used to separate chaff from tea leaves.

Winnowing Machine

A winnowing machine was traditionally used to separate yield from chaff. The pictured type of winnowing…

Tea leaves are passed through sieves then winnowed via tossing on large bamboo trays.

Winnowing Tea Leaves

Tea leaves are passed through sieves then winnowed via tossing on large bamboo trays.