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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


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by Robert
on 4/14/2013
30 gal boilermaker is awesome
I purchased the blichmann 30 gal boilermaker for my boil kettle.  The quality and performance of blichmann products is not matched by any other kettle I have seen or used in my 10 years of home brewing.  I have 2 other boilermakers for liquor tank and mash tun, they have never let me down.  If your thinking of purchasing a kettle I highly recommend this brand.  Another great feature of blichmann kettles: if you want to upgrade sizes like I did they hold their value for resale so its a good investment also.
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