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Hands on Review: Anvil Foundry Brewing System + Order Now To Get In On the Next Shipment

anvil brewing foundry review

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 Brewing Equipment Foundry

There are a lot of all-in-one electric brew rigs on the market. The entry to all-grain for most was through a converted cooler 3-vessel system. It was the cheapest way to get into all-grain, and why so many of us came that way. Precision control and/or electric heating convenience came at a premium that you would upgrade to later. Well, those are now relegated to “old timer stories”. At the all-grain entry level price point, you can now get an all-in-one electric unit from Anvil for the price you’d pay for an Igloo cooler kit with a burner and pot. So now those getting into all-grain can start with the precision of digital temperature control, and the weather-proof convenience of an electric heat source.


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  • 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.

As of 7/18 Anvil is saying the next shipment is expected in September. Order now to get in on the next shipment.

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Comparing Anvil Foundry Versions

anvil brewing equipment foundry review

The Anvil Foundry comes in two sizes, a 10.5 gallon and a 6.5 gallon. They share most all of the same features, but the 10.5 is targeted at 4-5 gallon batches, and the 6.5 for 2.5 gallon batches. There’s also an accessory you can order for the 10.5 to insert in the mash basket and then go as low as 2 gallon batches. Both of these units come with the option to add on a recirculation kit, which provides a pump and some other hardware bits to allow you to recirculate wort during the mash. Every unit also has a simple switch you can change to run on 120V or 240V. However, the unit comes with a 3-prong 120V plug, so if you do opt for the 240V setting, you have to cut the plug off and attach the appropriate 240V plug type.

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Ends Today: Blichmann Engineering Spunding Valve – $62.99 + free shipping w/coupon

Blichmann NPT Spunding Valve

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Blichmann NPT Spunding Valve

This Spunding Valve was designed by Blichmann Engineering to control pressurized fermentations. This valve is a perfect addition to the Blichmann Cornical Unitank. This Spunding Valve allows homebrewers to naturally carboante their beer, make counter-pressure transfers or control a pressurized fermentation with exacting precision. Fermenting under pressure allows you achieve lager-like flavor profiles without the mess of temperature control. For more information, you can check out the Blichmann Spunding Valve Manual HERE!

NPT Spunding Valve Features:
– 1/2″ NPT connection
– Adjustable Pressure from 0-35 PSI
– Integrated Blow-Off Barb
– Suitable for vessels up to 42 Gallons (I BBL Batch Size)


 

A Spunding Valve allows you to maintain a set pressure. If pressure in the vessel exceeds the set point, it is expelled. It generally consists of an adjustable PRV valve, a tee, a gauge and a way to connect to your keg.

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Blichmann Engineering Spunding Valve – $62.99 + free shipping w/coupon

Blichmann NPT Spunding Valve

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

Blichmann NPT Spunding Valve

This Spunding Valve was designed by Blichmann Engineering to control pressurized fermentations. This valve is a perfect addition to the Blichmann Cornical Unitank. This Spunding Valve allows homebrewers to naturally carboante their beer, make counter-pressure transfers or control a pressurized fermentation with exacting precision. Fermenting under pressure allows you achieve lager-like flavor profiles without the mess of temperature control. For more information, you can check out the Blichmann Spunding Valve Manual HERE!

NPT Spunding Valve Features:
– 1/2″ NPT connection
– Adjustable Pressure from 0-35 PSI
– Integrated Blow-Off Barb
– Suitable for vessels up to 42 Gallons (I BBL Batch Size)


 

A Spunding Valve allows you to maintain a set pressure. If pressure in the vessel exceeds the set point, it is expelled. It generally consists of an adjustable PRV valve, a tee, a gauge and a way to connect to your keg.

  • This is selling for $69.99
  • Save 10%: Adventures in Homebrewing is taking 10% off most orders of $55 or more when you use coupon code SUMMER
  • Stacks With Free Shipping!  Adventures in Homebrewing is offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more with a few exclusions.

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Anvil Foundry Brewing System – Pre-Order Now + Hands on Review

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  • 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.

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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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Ends Soon, Rare Deal: Buy a Blichmann Engineering Riptide Pump – Get a Free $20 Gift Card & Free Shipping + Hands on Review

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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.  Promotional 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: Anvil Bucket Fermentor

anvil bucket fermenter review

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

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Blichmann RipTide Brewing Pump via Adventures in Homebrewing

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

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.  Promotional 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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Rare Promo That Works With… Blichmann Engineering Beer Gun + Hands on Review

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What is a BeerGun? It is an easy way to fill beer bottles with sediment-free carbonated beer from a kegging system without excessive foaming.

Beer foam is caused by a sudden change in pressure. Unlike awkward counter pressure fillers, the BeerGun does not pressurize the bottle to avoid a sudden change in pressure when filling, but instead relies on a very gradual reduction in pressure from keg pressure to the open air. By avoiding design features like ball valves and sharp bends in the flow path, the BeerGun gently reduces pressure on the carbonated beer as it flows through it, with the result being the cold carbonated beer that flows out has minimal foam, while still containing carbonation. A purge button behind the trigger lets you first flush the bottle with C02 before filling if desired to eliminate oxygen in the capped bottle.

What matters is the BeerGun is easy to use, and makes filling sediment-free beer bottles from a keg an easy job instead of a chore. For successful use, beer must be below 37° F. and beer bottles must also be cold.

To use the BeerGun, you will need a kegging system filled with carbonated cold beer and C02 regulator. Hook the included 10’ of beer hose up to your ball or pin-lock barbed beer keg fitting. Now provide 5’ or so of gas hose, and a Q12 hose barb (both not included) and screw it into the base of the BeerGun and attach the gas hose. Hook the other end of the gas hose to a spare hose barb on your regulator. Now pull the trigger to easily pour carbonated beer into bottles. Cap quickly to avoid carbonation loss, and you are done. The BeerGun includes beer hose, a brush for the barrel, gas hose and connector, ball lock beer connector for your keg, and detailed instructions.


 

  • Why it’s awesome!  Hands on Review: Blichmann Engineering Beer Gun
  • This is selling for $99.99. Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items.
  • Blichmann Deals are Rare: Most of Blichmann’s gear is under M.A.P. pricing.  That means 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 rare.
  • Since you’re probably going to pay the same no matter where you buy, why not get something free??…

Blichmann Engineering Beergun

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

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

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.  Promotional 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

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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