About Tanktemp


Curt Jungwirth, an inventor who holds several patents, hates solid-state circuitry because solid-state parts are not readily repairable. But let him work with relay switches and standard circuits, and he’s able to build almost anything.

That’s how he built his integrated heat exchanger that dramatically improves the energy efficiency of heating and chilling systems. By taking advantage of the natural laws of physics, his system yields an average 3.8 coefficiency of performance.

With a world population expected to grow substantially in the near future, the negative impacts of climate change upon agriculture production, the growing scarcity of freshwater sources, and the increasing costs of fossil fuel production, low tech, sustainably designed heating and chilling systems for small and large-scale beverage production can only benefit the organizations that seek to use such systems, as well as the greater world.

Curt Jungwirth holds these thoughts in the back of his mind as he continues to tinker and invent with his ongoing design iterations to formulate his future plans. With a mind brimming with practical ideas, Jungwirth adds after each, “one thing at a time.” Each thing worth doing is worth doing right, or as right as it can be done.


We are the American muscle of the liquid heating and chilling world. Our equipment is effective, efficient, and built to last. We are simply the best at heating and chilling in the beverage industries. This is what we do.

Tanktemp Control offers our customers energy-efficient alternatives for equipment in wineries, breweries, and distilleries. We most accurately control the temperature of your products in the most effective method possible.

Not only built better, we have pioneered and patented several products based upon the industry’s only Liquid Heat Pump™ for heating or chilling liquids.

More control, faster results, less energy. This is what we’re about.

Over 1000 wineries have trusted us with their wine for over 40 years. Find out why.


Save you energy

We are all about energy efficiency. All of our products, including our conventional heaters and chillers, as well as products with our Liquid Heat Pump™ and our exclusive Direct-Exchange™ heat-exchanger, push the limits of heat transfer to be as efficient as possible.

Even after over 45 years we are still constantly improving.

Save you time

When timing is critical, we have you covered. We move more thermal energy, faster than anyone else. The best of the best, our Liquid Heat Pump™ boasts an average 3.8 coefficient of performance (COP) factor, meaning these units are about four times faster than conventional solutions.

Our Duo-DX units can do the work up to 70% faster.

Save you money

Our products are competitively priced, boast built-to-last, ultra-rugged construction, energy-efficiency and unmatched speed. Everything we do is about saving you money. Tanktemp Control is here to help your bottom line.

Our prices are a little higher than some, and a little lower than others. Higher than the cheap options because we won't build crap. Lower than the big boys because we don’t have multimillion-dollar buildings, don’t spend seven figures each year on marketing, and we don’t have forty people on staff. We always do more with less.


Tim Davis

Managing Partner/Business Development

Sherry Bren


Cole Waibel


Scott Lampman


Andrew Keyser

Customer Success Manager

Dan Otto

Shop Foreman/builder

Tor Barclay

Install-service tech

Jason Foote

Install-service tech

Larry Bren

Inventory Manager








Customer Success Manager



01. Ridiculously rugged

Always over-built. Never over-engineered. We build our products to last and we don't over-complicate our equipment with circuit boards or computer controllers or whatnot. We reduce the failure points to keep you up and running season after season.

We are in the equipment manufacturing business, not the service business.

02. Portability, dude

All our equipment is portable. Floor space is valuable and we know it, so we allow you to use your space flexibly, how and when you want to. Easy reconfiguration allows you to reduce hard line cost.

Even our largest units are designed to move if you need them to.

03. Powerful as hell

We offer more BTUs for your buck. We do more work with less energy than other products. For real. We over-build our units with every part: stronger compressors, bigger pumps, more powerful fans, over-sized heat exchangers and condensing coils. Some of our components are our own designs simply because we couldn’t find what we wanted from our suppliers.

What’s the point of having a custom fab shop if we can’t make cooler stuff? We don’t settle for good enough; we're satisfied when it meets our specs.


James Cahill, Soter Vineyards

"We simply could not makes the quality of wines we do without Tanktemp's equipment. The Duo DX specifically allows us to make rapid temperature changes we simply can't with other products. This thing is fast and precise."

Ken Wright, Ken Wright Cellars

"Timing is important. We want to get to temperature as quickly and efficiently as possible. With Tanktemp Control's equipment we can take a one-and-a-half ton fermentor that has been in a deep, cold soak to 65 degrees in 10 minutes."