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RipTide Brewing Pump by Blichmann Engineering
BL295
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Description

Imagine a brewing pump that eliminates cavitation, is easy to clean, has a built in valve, and is quiet. Introducing The RipTide pump from Blichmann, the first pump designed specifically for homebrewing.

We love this brew pump. Like a brewer wired on coffee, let us rattle off some of our favorite features.  First, the pull style relief valve that allows air to exit the pump head so the impeller won't cavitate is a genius addition. Our next favorite feature is the bad-ass, built-in flow control valve so you don't have to add additional ball-valves. While we dont manually clean our pumps very often we like the idea that we can easily do that with the clover clamp style connection. That might be particularly important if you are transferring cool wort where extra sanitation might make a difference.  Equally cool is the noise, or lack thereof, when operating. It just wears on you to hear your pump grinding away all day. The RipTide pump isn't silent, but it is much quieter.  And to top it all off we like the mounting base and the extra long 9' cord. 9' gets the plug connection a few feet away from where we are brewing and less likely to be exposed to water - a simple upgrade that is really nice.  Oh, and we almost forgot the power switch which is always a nice feature on something electric!   

All in all this is a no brainer upgrade for the difference in cost.  

 

Features:

  • Strong rare earth magnets and a curved blade impeller provide 7 GPM and up to 21 ft of lift
  • Tri-Clamp head disassembles easily for cleaning
  • 1/2" NPT inlet and outlet
  • Motor is enclosed in a splash proof and super quiet case
  • Rotatable stainless steel head
  • Integrated air release vent allows you to easily prime the pump everytime without those frustrating air bubbles and cavitation
  • Linear flow valve provided for excellent flow control
  • Power switch on base
  • 9 ft. long power cord with 120V plug

 

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Item # BL295
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 10LBS
Community Q&A

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Why did you choose this?
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Best pump and easy to clean
JOHN D on Oct 5, 2018
Easier to clean
Isaac F on Sep 10, 2018
Best pump and easy to clean
JOHN D on Oct 5, 2018
Best pump on the market
Loren Jay P on Sep 13, 2018
Easier to clean
Isaac F on Sep 10, 2018
cause i want my pumps to match.
David P on Sep 5, 2018
Easy cleaning , free shipping
Guest on Aug 30, 2018
Recirculating
Avery C on Aug 28, 2018
built-in pump features
Robert I on Aug 24, 2018
Enclosed motor, easy disassembly
Jeff B. on Aug 21, 2018
Tired of gravity drop to chill my wort
Alex B on Aug 21, 2018
Has features I don't see on other pumps. In my setup the power switch on the pump's base will add a lot of convenience.
Rodney Flowers on Aug 21, 2018
Youtube reviewers suggested it over other pumps
Andrew H on Aug 18, 2018
seems nice
JORDAN C on Aug 15, 2018
Quality and relief valve for piming
William C on Aug 14, 2018
trusted brand and superior materials.
James R on Aug 8, 2018
It is the most highly regarded. Looking forward to no cavitation.
Mark B on Jul 24, 2018
Read reviews
Rob G on Jul 17, 2018
read good reviews of this pump. Decidedto try it out.
Johnny R on Jul 16, 2018
because its the best
kyle f on Jul 14, 2018
Best homebrew pump available, worth the price premium
Mark W on Jul 10, 2018
A friend working in a brewery uses this on their pilot system and it is easy to clean
Aaron M on Jul 5, 2018
Great reviews, Blichmann quality, integrated purge valve, tri-clover fittings for cleaning. What's not to love?
Mike T on Jul 3, 2018
Got the best reviews. Already use Blichmann valves.
Ronald R on Jul 2, 2018
As an equipment upgrade, and based on the reviews and the Blichmann name.
Kraig P on Jul 2, 2018
Extra features
Daniel C on Jul 2, 2018
Air release and flow control valve.
Timothy E on Jul 2, 2018
My husband is a home-brewer and he did the research and here we are.
Valued C on Jul 1, 2018
best pump on the market
Richard H on Jun 29, 2018
Adding a second pump to my collection and this has great reviews.
Brent B on Jun 26, 2018
easy to clean
Kim M on Jun 26, 2018
Reputation
Ryan G on Jun 26, 2018
Good reviews on several sites
Valued C on Jun 26, 2018
Blichmann Innovation
kenneth j on Jun 8, 2018
priming vent valve and tri-clamp attached head
Ryan K R on Jun 6, 2018
Friend recommendation
Alex Davit on Jun 5, 2018
Easy to clean. And to have as a backup pump.
Joe on May 15, 2018
Sounds like a breat reliable pump
Eric H on May 1, 2018
To go with my top tier and it appears to be the best pump available
Bradley G on Apr 30, 2018
best pump available
Matthew C on Apr 27, 2018
Saw it used at a 2 BBL Small Brewery and my March HS is dying after 7 years of hard use
David H on Apr 26, 2018
Ease of use and reviews
Gary N on Apr 24, 2018
Because it's supposed to be quiet
Andrew F on Apr 19, 2018
I like the features for flow control and air purging. I used this pump at a buddy's house and liked the way it worked.
Michael K on Apr 18, 2018
internet reviews
Mark M on Apr 18, 2018
On line reviews and customer reviews
Kurt K on Apr 16, 2018
Blichmann is the best. Want to buy it once.
James C on Apr 14, 2018
water proof and air release feature
Matthew K on Apr 9, 2018
Blichmann rocks. Best products on the market for the brewer who doesn’t want to waste time with fussy equipment and sloppy messes.
Chris r on Apr 9, 2018
upgrade from small cheap pump
John L on Apr 4, 2018
Design and reviews
Jason P on Mar 23, 2018
Excellent product reviews
William Ogert on Mar 20, 2018
Best pump on the market
Loren Jay P on Sep 13, 2018
cause i want my pumps to match.
David P on Sep 5, 2018
what is the temperature rating for this pump? can it be used with boiling liquids?
Eric Albrecht on Jun 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The pump sits away and separate from the impeller body, so hot liquid does not directly heat the motor. The impeller is a magnetic drive, so there is no direct linkage or shaft connection. I used this pump many times to maintain a whirlpool in the boil kettle with near boiling wort and there was no ill effect on the pump.
I run a small winery, would pump would work as a transfer pump? Currently using a surflo at 3 gpm.
Kirk Taylor on Jun 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It can work great as a transfer pump, but it will depend on your setup. The Riptide will transfer at a faster rate than the surflo, but won't build as much pressure. Transferring long distances, to higher elevations, or into the bottom of a large tank might slow or even stop the flow. That said, it's a great pump and I love mine. Tech support at Blichmann is great, let them know how you plan to use it and I'm sure they can give you an idea how well it will work. They want their customers to be happy
What’s the amp rating for this pump?
neal dekoeyer on Sep 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi Neal - I am unable to find documentation on amperage.
Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
62 Reviews
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Super quiet, easy to adjust. Definitley easy cleaning! Love it
October 17, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Pumphead bleed valve manufactured without a seal
The pump head was put together without a seal/o-ring in the bleed valve. On first run of the pump cleaning solution poured out of the bleed valve. Took the head off and confirmed that there isn't a seal on the bleed valve when it's fully down in its close position. Pump is unusable as shipped. Contacted MoreFlavor to return/replace. Consider this a data point that QC is lacking at Blichmann as there's no way this was tested at the factory.
October 13, 2018
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Great pump
I love this pump. The cleanup is a breeze.
October 9, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Best investment I’ve made to my brewing equipment
September 30, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
So quiet.
I love this pump!! Along with the convenience of being able to clean easily, this thing is really quiet. I mean, I thought my Chugger pump was great but now it seems really loud compared to this RipTide. The splash housing is another bonus-a well thought out pump in my opinion; well worth the extra bucks!!
September 25, 2018
Excellent product
Exactly what I ordered,Works well
September 12, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
This thing is a beast!
Long story short... this pump is great... used it last weekend for the first time, and it preformed flawlessly. One item to note... I disassembled it before using it. Just make sure you seat the o-ring properly and dont loose the tiny washer. At first, I missed the washer and it didn’t totally seal. Once I installed it, the pump worked great!
September 11, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Disappointing Pump
For the money and the Blichmann name I expected more.

First is the flow rate. The flow rate is not much better than a March pump.

The flow valve is not much better than a ball valve. It is not very precise and is either very low or very fast.

The retaining clip on mine and the one I returned did not work. It would not stop the valve from completely coming out. A design or quality issue.

The pump I returned also did not have a functioning power switch.

There is a small stainless washer inside the pump that is now gone. It was lost the second time I washed the pump. I hope it is not needed because I am not replacing it. Very bad design flaw to have such a small part that can be easily lost.

It will not drive a CIP ball from Amazon. It simply does not produce the pressure needed.

I agree with another post, a center input would have been a plus.

It also has trouble with liquids over 200 degrees, just like the March pump.

On the plus side, it is very quite. If you need to sleep this is a great pump for sleeping while brewing.

I do like the purge pull valve for making sure the pump has liquid to it.

I wanted a more powerful pump to supplement my system and I simple did not get it.

Save your money and get the March pump. I have two of them with plastic heads and they work great.
September 8, 2018
OK at best!
For me, using this pump for cider was not a good fit. Of course it is not self priming (as stated), this creates a problem if you try to restrict the flow. If you restrict the flow with the control knob on the pump by more than 25% it just quits pumping.
September 6, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Hi Tom - We have had great reviews with this pump, sorry to hear of your bad experience. This is not a self priming pump, it is equipped with an air release to help priming, not start it, as stated. Also, these are not ideal for finished products, as it can introduce oxygenation. Please give us a call at 1-800-600-0033 or email us at info@moreflavor.com so that we can assist you. We are here to help. Cheers!
September 20, 2018
Zach R Staff
Has beat my expectations. Excellent pump
September 3, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago