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Blichmann BoilCoil Electric Immersion Heater – All Sizes Now Available

Blichmann Engineering introduced their new BoilCoil Electric Immersion Heaters at NHC this year.  Soon after nearly all sizes became available to order.  The one exception to that was the 7.5 gallon size.  I just received word that this is in stock at Great Fermentations.  It ships as part of their Flat Rate Shipping.  GF also has a great Q and A section on the BoilCoil, check that out under the aptly named Q and A tab.  BoilCoil Immersion Heaters install with small two holes in Blichmann BoilerMaker and Other Brand Kettles.  They are available in a variety of sizes in both 120V and 240V flavors.

Check it out – Here

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If you’ve looked for discounted Blichmann BoilerMaker kettles for very long, you’ll soon learn that they… do not exist.  Prices on Blichmann gear are standardized.  Great Fermentations has access to a supply of “Slight Cosmetic Damage” BoilerMaker Kettles.  Current stock includes 7.5, 10, 15, 20, 30 and 55 gallon sizes.  All are marked down 10% vs the standard offering.  From the description it sounds like the slight cosmetic damage is… slight.  I have two Boilermaker kettles and I love them.

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1000w Electric Heat Stick – $52.95 Shipped

More Beer just started carrying this 1000w Electric Heat Stick.  Check out the Full Description.

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Electric Heater – 1000w BE440 - $64.95 $52.95 + Free Shipping


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Blichmann BoilCoil Q & A

I’m considering adding a Blichmann BoilCoil to my 10 Gallon BoilerMaker Kettle that I use for an HLT.  My question was… Can I use my propane burner if the BoilCoil is installed?  I found the answer in the Q & A Section of Great Fermentations page for the BoilCoil.  They have a pretty good collection of Questions and Answers there.  Check it out under the Q and A tab.

Great Fermentations has most sizes in stock.  They also have discounted BoilerMaker Kettles available, a wide selection of Blichmann Replacement Parts and are carrying both the new BrewEasy System and the RIMS Rocket.


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Back In Stock: 1000 Watt Heat Stick – $40.29 Shipped + Hands on Review

This 1000 watt heat stick went out of stock not too long after we posted it several days ago.  It’s available again as of this posting..

You could use this to bring your mash or sparge water up to temp (or up to temp more quickly).  You could also use it to help your wort get to a boil more quickly.  


I have this and find it very handy.  Check out my Hands on Review including some temperature testing.

Allied Precision The Premier Line 742G Bucket Water Heater - $40.29 + Free Shipping


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1000 Watt Heat Stick – $38.98 Shipped + Hands on Review

This 1000 watt heat stick has recently sold for around $60.  It’s down to $38.98 with free shipping.

You could use this to bring your mash or sparge water up to temp (or up to temp more quickly).  You could also use it to help your wort get to a boil more quickly.  


I have this and find it very handy.  Check out my Hands on Review including some temperature testing.

Allied Precision The Premier Line 742G Bucket Water Heater - $38.98 + Free Shipping


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New Blichmann Boil Coil, RIMS Rocket and BrewEasy Systems… Available


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

RIMS Rocket (including Canister): AIHMore Beer
RIMS Rocket Add On: AIHMore Beer
HopRocket: AIHMore Beer

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Reader Tip: 5,500W 240V Heating Element – $24.51 Shipped

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5,500 Watt Heating Element for $18.96.  Shipping is $5.55.

Camco 02962/02963 5500W 240V Screw-In Lime Life Ripple Water Heater Element – Ultra Low Watt Density – $18.96 + $5.55 Shipping

1000 Watt Heat Stick – $37.49 Shipped + Hands on Review

This 1000 watt heat stick has dropped to $37.49.  You’d have to go back to December of 2012 to find a lower price (by 61 cents) on HBF.  For comparison, if you buy a 12 pack of these, they would actually be more expensive at $40.42 each, shipped.

You could use this to bring your mash or sparge water up to temp (or up to temp more quickly).  You could also use it to help your wort get to a boil more quickly.  


I have this and find it very handy.  Check out my Hands on Review including some temperature testing.

Allied Precision The Premier Line 742G Bucket Water Heater - $37.49 + Free Shipping


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Reader Tip: 50 Amp GFCI for Electric Brewing – $47.73 Shipped

Thanks to HBF Reader Chris for this tip!


From Chris: This is about a $20 savings over buying at a store, more if your state has tax.. Its the most commonly used GFCI for electric brewing.

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1000 Watt Heat Stick – $38.58 Shipped + Hands on Review

This 1000 watt heat stick has dropped from $40.60 to $38.58.

You could use it to bring your mash or sparge water up to temp (or up to temp more quickly).  You could also use it to help your wort get to a boil more quickly.  


I have these and find it very handy.  Check out my Hands on Review including some temperature testing.

Allied Precision The Premier Line 742G Bucket Water Heater - $38.59 Shipped


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