Item #: L20
Our Price: $329.99
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Designed from the ground up for brewing, the Boilermaker® Brewing Pots from Blichmann Engineering are ideal for the serious brewer. Constructed from 18 gauge 304 stainless steel, these pots feature many innovations, including a stepped bottom to hold an optional false bottom, a borosilicate glass calibrated sight tube, and a unique removable snap in dip tube design for efficient draining (photo at left)..

All pots include the 60°- 220° F. Blichmann Brewmometer with flex base (the thermometer face can be turned left or right, up or down). The Brewmometer also features calibrations on its face, indicating dough-in, protein, starch conversion, lauter, and boiling temperature points. In addition, the Blichmann 3 piece stainless ball valve with ½” female NPT outlet port is included.

The integral heavy duty borosilicate glass sight tube level gauge never clouds or scratches, and includes laser-etched graduations, clean out ports, and a cleaning brush.

Inside, all pots include an exclusive snap-in dip tube that installs without tools and drains to within 3/8” of an inch of the bottom for efficient draining. As you can see by the picture, all pots also feature stepped false bottom supports on the bottom, to solidly support the optional false bottom and eliminate shifting.

Even the handles have been refined. They are oriented so you can lift the pot without bumping the valve or thermometer, and the lid can store on either handle if desired.  See below for the manufacturer's guide to pot size selection, dimensions, and other data.

These are drop shipped from Indiana, allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Air shipment is not available, and a signature is required upon delivery. Fedex Ground and Fedex Home Delivery are the only shipping options on this item.

Manufacturer's Selection Guide & Data

Key to top performance of your new BoilerMakertm brew pot is selecting the size that best fits your brewing needs. Selecting too small, or too big of a brew pot, mash tun, or hot liquor tank (HLT) can cause frustration and poor performance.

Boil kettles: we recommend that you always do a full wort boil, as do most brewing texts and advanced brewers. This will minimize the addition of top-up water to compensate for boil-off, and starting with the volume called for in your recipe will let you know early in the process if you've hit your target gravity giving you more time to correct the problem. Also, you'll get more consistent hop utilization by sticking to the recipe volumes, as utilization changes significantly with specific wort gravity. Last, but certainly not least, is boil-over prevention...having enough head space will keep this irritation problem at bay.

That said, we recommend a boil kettle approximately 2 times the size of the finished batch size. Although this may sound like a bit much, a 10 gal batch will typically start with 13-14 gal pre-boil once you compensate for cooling contraction, transfer losses, and boil off. This will allow for a reasonable head space to reduce boil-over problems. For example, if you're a 10gal batch brewer, you'd select the 20 gal BoilerMakertm brew pot as your boil kettle.

Mash Vessels: we recommend filling your mash vessel no more than 75% of capacity. This will allow sufficient space for dough-in of the grains and additions of sparge water and sparge arms, etc. The chart below includes various water to grist ratios to assist you in your selection. The green column is our recommended water to grist ratio. Minimum volumes are to ensure that the thermometer probe is adequately submerged, and also so you have an adequate grain bed depth for proper wort filtration. We've designed the BoilerMakertm brew pot sizes to seamlessly blend from size to size, so you'll never need to sacrifice.

Hot Liquor Tanks: we recommend sizing your HLT the same size as your mash tun to ensure you have plenty of sparge water available on brew day.

Sizing Guide:

Approx mash capacity - lb of grain @75% full
Recommended Boil Capacity (finished batch size) HLT Capacity (approx) 1.00 qt/lb 1.25 qt/lb 1.5 qt/lb 1.75 qt/lb 2.00 qt/lb Recommended lauter rate (gpm) Max recirc rate (gpm) for RIMS Kettle dead space (gal) Diameter (in) Height (in)
10 5 8 24 20 17 15 13 0.19 0.75 0.13 13.8 16.5
15 8 13 37 30 26 23 20 0.25 1.00 0.19 15.7 18.9
20 10 17 49 41 35 30 27 0.33 1.25 0.22 17.7 20.9
30 15 25 73 61 52 45 40 0.40 1.50 0.28 19.7 23.6
55 32 48 134 111 95 83 74 0.55 2.25 0.50 23.6 28.3


Average Rating: (based on 7 reviews)

Showing 1 - 5 of 7 Reviews:

by Andrew
on 11/2/2012
Great product
Pros - This is a great durable product that I believe will last me a number of years.  The product looks great and completed the job at hand.  The internal thermometer and the sight glass are great.

Cons- I was not aware that this product was shipped with a heat shield.  You have to place the heat shield between the burner and the pot in order to protect the drainage spout and the thermometer. 

Overall- I would highly recommend this product. 
by Richard
on 1/28/2012
This is a very good pot. I would recomend it. I would give it 5 star's but I have one minor issue with the pot, the Temp. prob is a bit high so you cannot get temp readings under 3 gallons.
by Daren
on 9/8/2011
Boilermaker 10 Gallon
Pros: This brew pot gets looks. 1st time I used it was at a big brewfest and it was the center of attention. Love the site glass and very easy to clean. The adjustable thermo is very nice...didn't spend the cash on my keggle for the adjustable version though.

Cons: Wish the ball valve could attached to a welded nipple. I don't like the weldless design. Sometimes it leaks if it's not tightened just perfect (not enough or too much.

Overall: It's a super nice kettle but expensive.I plan on buying a 20 gal BM so i can do 10 gallon batches w/o issues. It should allow me to switch back and forth between 5 and 10 gal batches with using my 10 gal. I do wish the bottom was not welded and it was 1 piece. You will be happy with this and it will catch the eyes of others. 
by tarface23
on 5/14/2010
Serious engineering
Pros: I love that they made the handle on the top of the pot big enough so it can hang on the side handles when you take it off.  The ability to turn the thermometer any direction is cool, but boiling is boiling.  I guess the thermometer is for people who use it as a mash tun (a darn expensive mash tun). Sized perfectly for 5 gal batches, even if 90 minute boils are required. 

Cons: Why the warning about "Do not lift or move the pot when full"? You telling me that Blichmann put all these bells & whistles on this product, stamped it with a $300+ price tag, and couldn't figure out how to make a bomb-proof set of handles? Side note on this: the handles shown in the Williams Brewing photo are not the ones my pot showed up with. On mine, the handle is welded to a plate which is then bolted to the pot, not bolted to the pot directly on each side as shown. Another thing, the circular ring that holds the dip tube to the bulkhead fitting has the hex bolt oriented down, so it's very difficult to see where the bolt is and how to orient the wrench to loosen the bolt.
by Scott
on 12/2/2008
My 10 Gal Boilermaker IS my brewery
Pros: Sightglass is killer!
Brewmometer is super-duper!
Optional false bottom is awesome, get it!
fit and finish can't be beat! 

Cons: price? not that it isn't a good value, just expensive. Brewmometer is mounted too high on the pot, almost at the 5 gallon mark. Bottom isn't as thick as many other pots.
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