Designed from the grou
nd 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
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
||Approx mash capacity - lb of grain @75%
Boil Capacity (finished batch size)
||Recommended lauter rate
||Max recirc rate (gpm) for RIMS
||Kettle dead space