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Announcing: Blichmann Engineering BrewCommander – Touchscreen Controllers

From Blichmann Engineering:

COMMAND YOUR BREW DAY with the new BrewCommander™

The BrewCommander™ Brewhouse Controller is an accurate and intuitive complete brewhouse control for automatically ramping and maintaining the temperature of your boil kettle, mash tun, or hot liquor tank. With digital power control, automated mash profile ramping, boil addition timers, pump control, delayed starting, and easy to use advanced control settings, the BrewCommander™ is clearly in a league of its own. It’s a perfect plug-and-play match for controlling the power output of your BoilCoil™ electric immersion heater or RIMS Rocket™ electric recirculation heater, or any single phase heater up to 30A at 240V (20A at 120V). Need to control a tank with more than one heater? The patent pending modular design offers the ability to add up to 4 relay modules to simultaneously control up to 5 elements!

Key Features

  • Touchscreen.
  • Advanced Temperature Control.
  • Automated Step Mashing.
  • Boil Addition Timers.
  • Customizable Settings.
  • Modular – Adapts to your system.
  • Offered in electric or gas versions.

Adventures in Homebrewing is carrying the Brew Command in 120v, 240v and gas variations. Discounts on Blichmann gear are rare. They are under MAP (minimum advertised pricing) agreements that make sales difficult.  AIH offers the equivalent to about 5% back toward a future purchase via their Rewards Program.  Also, the entire Brew Command lineup is currently shipping for free to addresses in the contiguous US.  Check AIH for current price, shipping, availability and descriptions.

Brew Commander Brewhouse Controllers!

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Update – Hands on Review: Anvil Bucket Fermentor

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

Anvil Stainless Steel Bucket Fermentor

It’s well known that you don’t have to just ferment in that plastic bucket that came with your homebrew beginner’s kit. When you are ready to upgrade there are multiple material options, and varying levels of size/features. As it goes with most homebrew gear, brewers love stainless steel. So, of course you can get your fermentor in stainless steel, too.

Stainless provides a better oxygen-proof barrier than the plastic brew buckets and is easy to clean. The easy cleaning not only makes the worst job in homebrewing (brew day clean-up) slightly better, it also means you don’t have to worry about things hiding in crevices to sneak out and do funky things to your beer. Stainless is also durable and long-lasting, meaning you can look at it like a longer-term investment. Typical price tags on steel fermentors also make you consider it from a longer-term investment perspective as well.

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Blichmann QuickCarb Keg Carbonator – $174.99 + Free Shipping, w/fb like

Blichmann Engineering QuickCarb Homebrew Keg Carbonator U.S. or European Plug

Blichmann Engineering QuickCarb Homebrew Keg Carbonator U.S. or European Plug

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

The Patent Pending QuickCarb™ from Blichmann Engineering™ is a revolutionary simple new way to carbonate a 5 gal keg of beer in less than an hour! This patent pending product uses a simple circulating pump and a unique stainless steel diffusion stone to carbonate your beer precisely and quickly. And with no chance of accidentally overcarbonating your beer!

US or European plug adapters available.
90% carbonated and ready to drink in less than an hour with no risk of overcarbonation! Let it sit for a day for dialing in that final few percent.

Quiet and dependable operation

Great for all beer styles!

All stainless diffusion stone and QuickConnector™ fittings makes cleaning a breeze

10 micron stainless diffusion stone is durable, and is porous enough to allow sanitizer to fully penetrate. Other manufacturers stones are delicate and must be boiled and handled with gloves.

Circulating pump is gentle and is powered with a simple DC transformer (included)

Easy to clean and sanitize

Interested in trying out inline oxygenation? Simply add an optional oxygen regulator and you’ll be able to use the QuickCarb™ components to oxygenate your wort before pitching your yeast!

 

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for $179.99.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses.  Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Blichmann Engineering QuickCarb Homebrew Keg Carbonator U.S. or European Plug

Stacking Promo: As of this posting, Lion Brewing Solutions is giving you $5 off any $50 order when you like their Facebook page, while you’re at it… connect with HBF on Facebook.  Just like the page and enter a note at checkout saying “I liked your Facebook page, I’ll take my $5 off $50” along with your name on Facebook.  Lion Brewing Solutions will confirm you like their page and refund you $5 from your $50+ purchase.  Limited to one use per Facebook account.  It’s worth noting that this applies to everything.  Even items and lines that are not typically discounted.

$5 Off $50 at Lion Brewing Solutions – with FB like

Important Note: The Blichmann QuickCarb itself is not discounted.  It is selling for full price.  The $5 is in the form of a refund and tied to you liking Lion Brewing Solution’s Facebook page.

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Anvil Brewing Pump – $54.99 + free shipping, w/FB like

Anvil Brewing Pump

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

Anvil Brewing Pump

A dream-come-true for small batch and homebrewers, the Anvil Brew Pump is perfect for transferring or recirculating your wort. Featuring an in-line switch and quiet running operation, this brew pump also disassembles completely tool-free making clean up quick, easy and thorough.

Anvil Brew Pump Specifications:
Voltage – 120V 60Hz
Max Flow – 3 GPM
Max Lift – 7 feet
Current – .75A
6′ Power Cord

The small batch brewers dream pump! The Anvil Brewing Pump is perfect for recirculating and transferring wort.

• Tool-free Disassembly.
• Quiet Operation.
• In-line Switch
• 6 ft. Cord
• Sized for 1/2 in. Hoses.
• Max Flow – 3 GPM
• Max Lift – 7 ft
• Voltage – 120V 60Hz
• Current – 0.75A

 

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for $59.99.  Shipping is also free to select addresses. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Anvil (Blichmann) Brewing Pump w/ On/Off Switch Homebrew Beer Wine

Stacking Promo: As of this posting, Lion Brewing Solutions is giving you $5 off any $50 order when you like their Facebook page, while you’re at it… connect with HBF on Facebook.  Just like the page and enter a note at checkout saying “I liked your Facebook page, I’ll take my $5 off $50” along with your name on Facebook.  Lion Brewing Solutions will confirm you like their page and refund you $5 from your $50+ purchase.  Limited to one use per Facebook account.  It’s worth noting that this applies to everything.  Even items and lines that are not typically discounted.

$5 Off $50 at Lion Brewing Solutions – with FB like

Important Note: The Anvil Pump itself is not discounted.  It is selling for full price.  The $5 is in the form of a refund and tied to you liking Lion Brewing Solution’s Facebook page.

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Blichmann Tower of Power Blowout Sale! – save up to 70%

As of this posting, Blichmann Engineering is heavily discounting select Tower of Power Electric Controllers.  Discounts are up to… 70%.  No coupon code is necessary.  Available while supplies last.  Purchase must be made via Blichmann’s website.  Check Blichmann Engineering for current pricing and availability.

More About Tower of Power, from Blichmann: “The Tower of Power™ electric temperature control module is a high-quality industrial grade system with ultra-high accuracy! With the Tower of Power™ temperature control module, you sacrifice neither accuracy nor precision in your quest for great beer. Pairs perfectly with our UL listed BoilCoil™ immersion heater. With these two products, we’ve redefined electric heating. These products will also fit most competitor’s kettles and even kegs!”

Tower of Power Blowout at Blichmann Engineering

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Buy a Pre-Order Anvil Foundry Brewing System – Get a Free $25 Gift Card

As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply is giving away a free $25 gift card with all purchases of $100 or more.  I believe that the only exclusion is… gift cards.  This equates to a back door discount on lots of product lines that typically are not discounted.  It also stacks with items that are already on sale.  No coupon code is necessary.  The promotional gift card will be automatically added to your cart when you place $100 of qualifying merchandise in your cart.

Anvil Foundry All in One Systems at Austin Homebrew Supply

Note that the $25 gift card is is good toward a future purchase.  No item is directly discounted.

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

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Buy Blichmann Gear – get free William’s Brewing Glassware

Most of Blichmann’s gear is under M.A.P. pricing.  That retailers should generally have it for about the same price, no matter where you go.  Sales on Blichmann gear are few and far between.  Not non-existent, but almost.

Blichmann at William’s Brewing

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Free Glassware: As of this posting, coupon code 40YEARS gets you a free pair of William’s Brewing Nucleated Pint Glasses (a $13.98 value) when you spend $80 or more at William’s Brewing.  Note that you do not need to add the pint glasses to your cart.  Just apply promo code 40YEARS and the free glasses will be added to your order.

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Hands on Review: Blichmann Engineering RIMS Rocket

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

Blichmann RIMS Rocket

I heard the term ‘RIMS’ long before I really knew what it was. The decoded acronym ‘Recirculating Infusion Mash System’ didn’t help much, either. In hindsight, the acronym has all the info in it to describe what it is. It’s a system to control mash temperature by adding heat to your recirculating wort. You use a pump to draw wort out of your mash tun, push it past a heating element, and then return that heated wort back to your main mash tun. Connected to a controller, a temperature sensor monitors the temperature of your recirculating wort and turns your heat source on or off based on the measured temperature, as compared to your target temperature. And since this heating element is outside of your mash tun, a RIMS can be used whether your mash tun is a plastic cooler or a steel pot.

Connected to a RIMS Controller and Mash Tun

Blichmann offers two levels of RIMS. The first is a 120V system that has a 2000-Watt heating element, and the other is a 240V system with a 3500-Watt heating element. The 120V system is designed for up to 10 gallon batches, and the 240V system is up to 20 gallons. To get an idea of the heating potential, Blichmann provides a formula on their website to calculate the heating potential.

°F/minute = 0.0068*(Wattage/gallons of wort).

So with 6 gallons of wort in your mash tun, the 2000W/120V system can heat at about 2.3 degrees/minute. The 3500W/240V system on the same 6 gallons can heat it 4 degrees/minute.

The heating element sits inside a stainless steel canister that holds about 0.75 gallons of wort. With the heating element’s large corkscrew design, it has a lot of surface area to transfer heat to your wort without scorching. There are 1/2″ NPT fittings on the inlet and outlet of the canister. On the outlet you need a Y-fitting so you can install a temperature sensor to monitor the temperature of the wort as it exits the RIMS Rocket.

The heating element connects through Blichmann’s custom heating element connection. The large, robust connection ensures a solid electrical connection and grounding to the housing for safety. You disconnect your cable to make cleaning and storage easier, so you don’t have to drag the cord around like a tail. And although not waterproof to dunk in a bucket of water, it has a good-sized splash shield to protect the connection from the splashes that come with the wet sport of brewing.

Smooth Machined Inside of Housing

The inside of the housing is machined and designed to be free of crevices or cracks. This is important since mash recirculation is practically guaranteed to have some level of grain particles passing through that you don’t want to get stuck. The heating element built into the base seals to the main cone of the housing with a large O-ring. And it is held together and tightened with a circular band clamp with a threaded nut/bolt combination. This clamp makes for fairly easy disassembly to clean inside as often as you’d like.


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Hands on Review: Anvil Bucket Fermentor Cooling System

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

Anvil Bucket Fermentor Cooling System

Blichmann created the Anvil line of equipment to provide good gear at an affordable price. Across the line-up, you can find great quality stuff that’s notably cheaper than other high-end brew gear. By making it more affordable, it allows more homebrewers to step up their equipment. I reviewed their 7.5 gallon stainless bucket fermentor a little over a year ago. It was a great product, but it wasn’t compatible with my existing fermentation temperature control systems. So I was excited to see they came out with a custom system. And as per their formula, it was upper tier brewing capability at an attainable price.


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Anvil Fermentor Cooling System for 7.5 Gallon Brew Bucket at Great Fermentations | Full Anvil Lineup


The system is targeted to those looking to control their temperatures in the 50-55F temperature zone where lager yeast provides its cleanest flavors. It comes with a neoprene insulating jacket to insulate the walls of the bucket, a cooling coil & thermowell mated to a special stopper, a submersible pump and cooling lines to circulate your cooling water, and a digital controller. The neoprene jacket is custom-made for the Anvil fermentor, with cut-outs for the handles, the lid clamps, and the spigot.

Plot of Cooling System Performance

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Announcing: The Anvil Foundry Brewing System!

Thanks to HBF Reader Chris for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

From Great Fermentations:

Take your All-Grain brew day to the next level, while not breaking the bank, with the ANVIL Foundry™ all-grain brewing system. The most versatile all-in-one brewing system available on the market, it comes in both a 10.5 Gallon size (for 5 Gallon Batches) and a 6.5 Gallon size (for 2.5-3 Gallon Batches). Buy it standalone, or order it with the optional recirculating pump kit to help increase your efficiency and get clearer wort output.

Features include triple element low watt density heaters for blazing fast heating speeds, unique high flow grain basket, double wall insulation, easily switchable between 120v and 240v, and Linear Digital Power Control and Solid-State Switching for Fine Tuning your mash and your boil. Stainless steel immersion chiller ALSO INCLUDED. You won’t find a more powerful feature rich product on the market; we dare you!


Check out the Anvil Foundry Brewing System at Great Fermentations

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