Category Archives: Blichmann

Get in On the Next Shipment… Anvil Foundry Brewing System – Pre-Order Now + Hands on Review!

  • Anvil’s Foundry Brewing Systems have been wildly popular since their introduction.
  • This is evidenced by the fact that there have been consistent availability issues.
  • As a shipment becomes available.. it sells out in short order.
  • To my knowledge these all ship directly from Anvil.  That means there’s one pool that everyone is drawing from.
  • Prices should be about the same no matter where you purchase.
  • As of this posting, the April 202 shipment is sold out.  Place your pre-order now to get in on the next shipment.
  • Check each retailer for current price, selection, description and availability.

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Get in On the Next Shipment… Anvil Foundry Brewing System – Pre-Order Now + Hands on Review!

  • Anvil’s Foundry Brewing Systems have been wildly popular since their introduction.
  • This is evidenced by the fact that there have been consistent availability issues.
  • As a shipment becomes available.. it sells out in short order.
  • To my knowledge these all ship directly from Anvil.  That means there’s one pool that everyone is drawing from.
  • Prices should be about the same no matter where you purchase.
  • Check each retailer for current price, selection, description and availability.

Compare Models, Prices and Availability:

Check product page for current shipping estimates and availability.

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Hands on Review: Anvil Foundry Brewing System!

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Looking for a Hard to Find Anvil Foundry Brewing System? Pre-Order Now + Hands on Review!

  • Anvil’s Foundry Brewing Systems have been wildly popular since their introduction.
  • This is evidenced by the fact that there have been consistent availability issues.
  • As a shipment becomes available.. it sells out in short order.
  • To my knowledge these all ship directly from Anvil.  That means there’s one pool that everyone is drawing from.
  • Prices should be about the same no matter where you purchase.
  • Check each retailer for current price, selection, description and availability.

Compare Models, Prices and Availability:

Check product page for current shipping estimates and availability.

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Hands on Review: Anvil Foundry Brewing System!

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Announcing: Blichmann Engineering Fermenator G4 Conical Fermenters – Pre-Order Now

  • As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing has these available for pre-order.
  • Shipment is set for mid-April
  • These drop ship from the manufacturer.  Order now to reserve yours from this shipment.

Blichmann Fermenator G4 – 7 Gallon

Blichmann Fermenator G4 – 14 Gallon

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Hands on Review: Blichmann Engineering Riptide Brewing Pump Upgrade Kit – Upgrade Your March or Chugger Pump

This review is by Homebrew Finds Reader Benji S.  Benji has been brewing for 10 years.  His favorite style is Festbier.  He’s an all grain brewer and member of WIZA (Whidbey Island Zymurgy Association).  Check him out on Instagram at neon_hop

Tell anyone that you spend hours cleaning as part of a hobby, and you’ll probably get a few odd looks. Unfortunately this is our reality as Homebrewers. Planning, prepping, cleaning, and waiting take up large percentages of any given batch. We often chase new ingredients, techniques, equipment, and short cuts in an effort to reduce the time we spend on these areas. Sometimes introducing new equipment into your process can make some parts of these tasks easier, while introducing new steps to others.

Pumps help move around lots of liquid in a short amount of time, reducing the need to lift heavy kettles or pots. They also introduce some additional planning needed for connecting vessels in a loop of hosing and cleaning after use. This has essentially been the summary experience I’ve had with my Chugger X-Dry [Hands on Review]. In the never ending quest for reducing the time and effort needed to use it, I looked at what changes I could make to my setup to make using it even simpler.

Blichmann Engineering is well known for high quality and well designed equipment targeted at Homebrewers. It should be no surprise then that their Riptide pump is a fairly feature packed model compared to others on the market. Particularly their TC clamp attached pump head with built in flow control and priming valve. In recognition of their audience, Blichmann also produces an upgrade kit that offers these same features to anyone with a Chugger or March pump.

Upgrading my Chugger X-Dry with their kit seems like a perfect way to take a good pump and make it even better, hopefully shaving some steps off of the prep and cleaning process in the meantime.

Criteria

My original criteria when looking for a pump were largely satisfied by the Chugger X-Dry, but there were a couple of criteria that were lacking, namely:

  • Head assembly should be fairly easy to take apart to aid in cleaning]
  • Flow control valve for use when sparging
  • Easy and intuitive to prime and get started

As the Riptide conversion kit is meant to solve many of these things, it made a natural candidate for trying out an upgrade to see if I could improve the usability experience. Additionally, my experience with the X-Dry suggested it was fairly easy to get into a state where it was cavitating. My hope was that the purge valve would help alleviate, or solve, this issue.


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Rare Deal: 14 Gallon Blichmann Fermenator Conical with Tri Clamp Fittings – $649.99

Blichmann Fermenator Conical - 14 gal (Tri Clamp Fittings)

Blichmann Fermenator Conical – 14 gal (Tri Clamp Fittings) via MoreBeer

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This stainless steel conical fermentor features a weld-free interior, a dump valve for removing yeast and sediment, and a rotating racking arm for transferring. Prior to bottling or kegging, you can dump your yeast and trub out of the bottom, making for a very clean transfer. This helps with a cleaner, crisper beer everytime! The lid has a removable soda keg-style hatch that is pressure capable, allowing you to easily transfer using CO2 to minimize air exposure. Optional casters and leg extensions are available as well. The 14 Gallon Fermenator is designed to ferment 10 gallons at a time.

 

  • This is on sale for $649.99. That’s a $45 discount.
  • Rare Deal: This is a MAP item.  MAP = Minimum Advertised Price.  It’s an agreement between sellers and manufacturer’s not to sell an item below a certain price.  This generally sells for about the same price no matter where you purchase it from and rarely discounted.

Blichmann Fermenator Conical – 14 gal (Tri Clamp Fittings) BL214

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Hands on Review: Anvil Bucket Fermentor

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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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Some Versions In Stock… Anvil Foundry Brewing System + Hands on Review

  • Anvil’s Foundry Brewing Systems have been wildly popular since their introduction.
  • This is evidenced by the fact that there have been consistent availability issues.
  • As a shipment becomes available.. it sells out in short order.
  • To my knowledge these all ship directly from Anvil.  That means there’s one pool that everyone is drawing from.
  • Prices should be about the same no matter where you purchase.
  • Check each retailer for current price, selection, description and availability.

Compare Models, Prices and Availability:

Check product page for current shipping estimates and availability.

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Hands on Review: Anvil Foundry Brewing System!

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Buy a Blichmann Engineering Riptide Pump – Get a Free $20 Gift Card & Free Shipping + Hands on Review

Blichmann RipTide Brewing Pump

Blichmann RipTide Brewing Pump via Adventures in Homebrewing

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Blichmann Engineering introduces a new revolution in the brew pump game! The RipTide Brewing Pump was designed specifically with homebrewers in mind. Its stainless steel tri-clamp head rotates a full 360° and features 1/2″ NPT inlet and outlet connections and even better it disassembles in seconds making cleaning a breeze. The motor is totally enclosed making it splash proof and operates super quiet (50 dB). A combination of rare earth magnets and high performance curved blade impeller deliver 7 GPM and up to 21′ of lift. The RipTide includes an integral linear flow valve, air vent valve and a large stable base eliminating the need for costly accessories and allows the RipTide to function at peak performance. The air vent valve allows you to prime the pump in mere seconds and the base features a convenient switch and cord wrap for the 10′ power cable.

-Stainless Steel Tri-Clamp Head (rotates 360° and disassembles quickly for easy cleaning)
-1/2″ NPT Inlet & Outlet Connections
-Splash Proof Enclosed Motor
-High Performance Curved Blade Impeller & Strong Rare Earth Magnets (7 GPM and 21′ of lift)
-Integral Linear Flow Valve
-Integral Air Vent Valve
-Large Sturdy Base with Protective Rubber Feet (Convenient Switch & Cord Wrap)
-10′ Power Cable (120V)
-Assembled un USA from USA & imported components


 

What’s up and why is this great…

  • As of this posting, this is selling for $199.99.  I think that’s about what MAP Pricing is for this.  MAP = Minimum Advertised Price.  It’s an agreement between manufacturers and retailers not to sell something below a set price.
  • Get a free $20 Gift Card!  Adventures in Homebrewing is giving away a free $20 gift card with every single purchase of $100 or more.  EVERYTHING QUALIFIES.  The one exception is gift cards.  Promotion gift card will be automatically added to your cart.
  • Why is this a great promo?  The great thing about this promotion is that it works on everything including sale items and MAP items and lines (think Blichmann, SS Brewtech, Anvil, Ruby Street, AIH’s New Kegs, BrewBuilt Kettles and more).  MAP = Minimum Advertised Price.  It’s an agreement between sellers and manufacturer’s not to sell an item below a certain price.  Because you’re not really getting a discount on anything with this promotion a rare way to legitimately get a deal on MAP goods.
  • Free Shipping: Shipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US.

Note that this is not a direct discount on any Blichmann product.  All Blichmann gear is selling for full price.  You get a promotional gift card good toward a future purchase. Check product page for current price and availability.

RipTide Brewing Pump by Blichmann Engineering

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Hands on Review: Blichmann Engineering Hellfire Burner!

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 Engineering Hellfire Burner


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These days I brew inside on an electric system, for the convenience of indoor brewing and the repeatability of electric temperature control. However, I still find occasion to brew outdoors from time to time. And although it’s possible to brew with electricity outdoors, brewing with propane allows more freedom in choosing your brew spot. And most outdoor electrical options are 110V, which can’t keep up with propane when trying to heat things up quickly.

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