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RipTide Brewing Pump by Blichmann Engineering
BL295

RipTide Brewing Pump by Blichmann Engineering

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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
  • 10 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?
MoreFlavor Store
My old march pump went out; I have another one of these already and they are the best!
Bruce B on Mar 25, 2019
Little bit more expensive than the others but I like the idea of the triclamp fitting and good reviews.
Daniel Mongeon on Mar 21, 2019
My old march pump went out; I have another one of these already and they are the best!
Bruce B on Mar 25, 2019
Very quite
Tilden C B on Mar 22, 2019
Little bit more expensive than the others but I like the idea of the triclamp fitting and good reviews.
Daniel Mongeon on Mar 21, 2019
Best online reviews
Gary G on Mar 13, 2019
Awesome
Michael s on Mar 7, 2019
For wine bottling filler via sterile filter.
Kevin F on Mar 2, 2019
Need a new pump
Jonathan I S on Mar 2, 2019
reviews
Hyeok H on Mar 1, 2019
I have never owned a pump before but its quiet operation, burp valve, easy disassembly, and power switch, along with good reviews made me go with this.
Mitchell F on Mar 1, 2019
splurge
Jason A on Feb 25, 2019
it works!
Brett H on Feb 23, 2019
Features
Joseph G on Feb 20, 2019
Use of tri clamp to disassemble for cleaning
Keith R on Feb 4, 2019
Industry standard
Nickolas M on Feb 1, 2019
maple syrup production
Paul M on Feb 1, 2019
built in features
Valued C on Jan 27, 2019
This is the pump we have been looking for. We need to pump from the Mash Tun into the Boil Tank. This checks all the boxes we talked about needing.
Chuck H on Jan 22, 2019
Reviews and Good Blichmann quality
Valued C on Jan 5, 2019
Just want to upgrade to doing pump transfers
Rick H on Jan 3, 2019
built-in purge valve, floe control and a tri-clamp for easy cleaning
Toby A on Jan 3, 2019
Best combination of performance, features, and easy cleaning
James B on Jan 3, 2019
To use with a counterflow chiller
G T on Dec 31, 2018
Stainless steel, easily cleanable
Joseph M I on Dec 20, 2018
Gift for sone
Darren F on Dec 19, 2018
Looking for a brew pump that does not capitate during transfer
Greg M on Dec 18, 2018
my current brew pump failed. I think this will be a better pump.
Walter A M on Dec 18, 2018
Great reviews
Gregory S S on Nov 30, 2018
impeller material
Doug S on Nov 28, 2018
Has all the components I need to quickly transfer wort. Gravity throug h chiller takes forever.
Tom McGinn J on Nov 28, 2018
Because I need a small sanitary (ish) pump for water thin fluids
Valued C on Nov 21, 2018
I was the one he wanted!!
Layna P on Nov 17, 2018
to pump beer
Eric Hansen on Oct 29, 2018
Good Product
Zach M on Oct 27, 2018
best reviews
Scott Q on Oct 26, 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
Very quite
Tilden C B on Mar 22, 2019
Best online reviews
Gary G on Mar 13, 2019
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.
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
Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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After watching a friend use these to pump beer, i had to get one for myself to pump wine. So easy to take apart to clean/sanitize with the big tri-clamp. My Shurflo always required unscrewing too many screws. Only problem with the RipTide (more like a challenge), was priming the pump with fluid since it has to suck up out of carboys. Remedied this by putting a ball hand pump in line after the pump.
March 23, 2019
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Works Well after Leak Fixed
One star for Blichmann's customer service, they did fix the problem, but were in no hurry about it. I had this pump for over a month before I could actually use it.

When I first used it to transfer strike water to my mash tun, the water was pouring out of the tri clamp assembly, took it apart multiple times and reassembled without success. Ditched it and pulled out my old chugger pump to get through the brew day.

I contacted Blichmann, they send me a replacement cup and o-ring (via slow ground shipping), swapped these parts out, still leaked.

Contacted Blichmann again, they send me another cup and o-ring (via slow ground shipping), swapped out again, still leaking.

Contacted Blichmann again, they send me a complete new head assembly (via slow ground shipping) with a return label for the old head assembly. This did stop the leak.

Blichmann was in no hurry to get me the replacement parts to solve the problem, it took over a week every time to receive replacement parts. I do like the pump and the pump design, just not impressed with Blichmann's customer service, this is likely my first and last Blichmann Engineering equipment purchase.
March 20, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad that the item is finally able to be used. We apologize for the run around experienced, if you are having troubles in the future, please give us a call as a first choice rather than the manufacturer. Our customer service is on point and we will do everything we can to get any items in working order. We really appreciate the honesty and value great feedback like this as it helps us improve our products. Cheers!
March 21, 2019
Tyler W Staff
Buy it, you won’t regret it, but celebrate.
First pump I’ve owned, but very selective in my equipment and this pump is awesome. Performs well with no extra valves and super easy to clean. Watch the little metal washer while disassembled. Blichman should supply a small bag of spares with each pump. Really quiet too.
February 22, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate the honesty and value great feedback like this as it helps us improve our products. Cheers!
February 25, 2019
Tyler W Staff
Great Pump - Received one in "Not new" condition
This is a great pump. The reason I only gave it 4-stars was that I obviously received a return. I didn't mind that if it worked; as I return items, too. So, to test it out to make sure I didn't inherit someone else's problem, I plumbed in a freshwater line and the thing squealed like a pig. Tear down revealed It was missing a steel washer, simple fix (no more screaming pig). Next, one of the four rubber "feet" plugs was missing. That's okay, I'm mounting it with a sheet of rubber to its final location (still frustrating). Lastly, the cord was retied by someone younger than a one year old and just crammed into the box. If any problems arise beyond these, its going back. The pump itself is 5-stars. I took a star away because the quality control of the supplier.
February 19, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Hey thank you for the feedback, and so sorry about your experience. We try very hard to create the best experience for our customers and provide quality products. 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!
February 20, 2019
Tyler W Staff
These are fantastic
I can't say enough good things about these pumps. I've been using two of them for the past 10-12 brews. Super easy to clean. The built-in valve is a real plus. And they are the quietest pumps I've ever owned.
February 13, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
I really like the pump, but had small issue during first use.
When I received the pump I was a bit surprised how big it is, but I like that. Cleaning and assembly is great and easy. I loved how quiet it is compared to my chigger pump. The only issue I had, which may be remedied with more experience, was when changing feed lines from mash recirculation to fly sparging connection, the pump had a hard time drawing from the HLT. I used the air/pr valve to try getting water to the pump and start pushing to the sparge arm but it took some major playing with all valves to get the sparge running. Other than that, my first brew with the new pump went well.
First batch with the Rip Tide.
First batch with the Rip Tide.
January 30, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate the honesty and value great feedback like this as it helps us improve our products. Cheers!
January 31, 2019
Tyler W Staff
Excellent
Awesome purchase that makes CIP and beer transfer a breeze!
January 22, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Works as advertised. No more lifting up the 30gallon kettle.
January 17, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Awesome pump!
I love this pump. It is very well designed. It comes completely apart for easy cleaning and reassembly. The relive valve makes priming a cinch. The large foot makes it very stable. But the craziest thing is how incredibly quiet it is. I had to turn it on and off several times before I believed it. I have now used it 6-7 times and it has performed perfectly.
January 14, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Incredible Pump
Bought the pump approximately 6 months ago and have used it for moving hot wort. Easy to clean and very efficient flow regulator. It is by far the quietest pump I have ever used, and the purge valve is an excellent feature.
January 14, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago