Blichmann Engineering made a number of product announcements at this year’s National Homebrewer’s Conference. One of those was their new Boil Coil electric element. I had a chance to take a close look at this and like many of John Blichmann’s creations it’s very well thought out. It requires only two 5/8″ holes to be drilled in your existing BoilerMaker Kettle and it has a custom designed plug so that you won’t always have a cord dangling from your kettle. It’s available in both 120 and 240 volt versions. I found these in stock at both Adventures in Homebrewing and More Beer
I was also able to watch John Blichmann do a brew demonstration on his new BrewEasy System. It’s a very cool two vessel K-RIMS System. Compact footprint and again, very well thought out. I was struck by how genuinely excited John seemed about brewing. He’s a very smart guy that loves homebrewing. His thoughtfulness and intelligence shine through in this design. I was also happy to get the opportunity to share a few beers with some of the guys from Blichmann. Hey Tom.
More Beer has these up. Two of the three Turn Key Systems are in stock. Check it out – Here
The new RIMS-Rocket is an immersion heating coil that uses the HopRocket canister to give you a RIMS (Recirculating Infusion Mash System) Heater. You can use your existing Hop Rocket as the canister or a package is available that includes the canister.
I found these available both at More Beer and Adventures in Homebrewing
Availability of this dual burner propane stand from King Kooker has been touch and go. This highly rated stand has recently sold for $191.91. As of this posting it is in stock and selling for $127.52 shipped.
from MoreBeer: “Blichmann’s Newest Invention: The BrewEasy. The newest Blichmann product is now available! The BrewEasy is a two vessel, all grain brewing system that only takes up the footprint of one kettle. Using gravity and one pump, this innovative RIMS system maintains your mash temperature while providing excellent efficiency!” Check it out – Here Also Consider: More Beer’s Sale and Clearance Items
Also remember that AIH has a generous Rewards Program. With that, you essentially get 5% back in the form of a gift certificate. That’s been a shopping tip on our Top Finds list for a while as a way to get the equivalent of a discount on a group of items that are typically not discounted. Rhymes with Blichmann.