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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

 

 
Item # BL295
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - Out Of Stock
Weight 10 LBS
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NORIHIRO S on Oct 14, 2020
good reviews
Drew M on Sep 21, 2020
good
NORIHIRO S on Oct 14, 2020
Good Reviews
edward z on Sep 25, 2020
good reviews
Drew M on Sep 21, 2020
Positive reviews re: features and reliability
Dave C on Sep 16, 2020
Its the best pump in the market
J M on Sep 14, 2020
I'm desperate. My last one just quit working.
Michael F on Sep 8, 2020
wanted a quality pump
Lee D on Sep 3, 2020
Blichmann makes quality products and I wanted the best pump on the market.
Mark D on Aug 29, 2020
Great reviews - should fulfill my needs, price
Mary Anne O on Aug 27, 2020
After researching this appears to fit my needs.
Philip R on Aug 17, 2020
Pump pump pump it up
William M on Aug 15, 2020
beginning to keg
Robert A on Aug 8, 2020
good reviews and Blichmann reputation
Nancey L on Aug 1, 2020
good reviews
Steven W on Jul 29, 2020
Excellent reviews
Valued C on Jul 21, 2020
reviews of this pump, and my need due to volume of liquid to be transfered.
Scott P on Jul 16, 2020
quality, features, and price
Roger S on Jul 8, 2020
Performance and Reputation
Stuart H on Jul 1, 2020
I bought one of these to replace a broken March pump. Never turning back. Built-in control valve, quick-remove head for cleaning, power switch - checks all the naggy issues I had with the March pump.
James A F on Jul 1, 2020
My chugger pump is getting worn out
david j on Jun 18, 2020
all-in-one design. fewer connections to deal with. reputation of the brand
Best brew pump and minumal external hardware needed
Chris C on May 28, 2020
For my son's birthday
Helen L P on May 19, 2020
Features are h***a cool
Ken Davenport on May 7, 2020
Build quality
Bradley J Dickey on May 5, 2020
Looks like an awesome pump.
Shalen C on May 5, 2020
I've seen demo's online of this product and read multiple reviews. I last saw it being used by Flora Brewing on her You Tube Channel.
Ricardo C on May 3, 2020
It is hands down the best pump on the markets. Sure it's also the most expensive. But no pump comes close to its options and performance! Buy once cry once. You get what you pay for. Blichmann products have never let me down.
Alex W on Apr 29, 2020
Reviews from other brewers and problems from other pumps
Bruce W on Apr 13, 2020
need a hot side pump
John m on Apr 7, 2020
Want to setup a RIMS system and heard only good thing about the quality
Carlos G on Apr 1, 2020
I can use it for wine or beer making.
Timothy T on Mar 20, 2020
Leader in this type of equipment
Jeff L on Mar 14, 2020
Highly rated
Donnie F on Feb 24, 2020
Need one for my new brewing setup.
James Shepherd I on Feb 22, 2020
built in flow control valve and pressure release valve and on/off switch
Adam R on Jan 3, 2020
Blichmann is a quality product
Elgin K on Dec 21, 2019
Gift
Judy M on Dec 16, 2019
gift was requested by recipieng
Ernest G G on Dec 9, 2019
Dependable. Easy to clean.
Savage Boar S on Nov 21, 2019
Homebrew
Mike on Nov 18, 2019
ease of cleaning
Baird S on Nov 6, 2019
Genus brewing channel and short circuited brewers YouTube reviews
dillon c on Oct 23, 2019
quality
Gilberto Narez on Oct 12, 2019
Moving up to ten gallon batches
Tony D on Sep 21, 2019
Recommendation as wort transfer pump.
Patricio F on Sep 14, 2019
Best wort pump
Kameron on Sep 10, 2019
I already use it and it's amazing, this a gift, so I know it is going to be great!
Fernando S on Sep 7, 2019
Brewing.
Godwin I. M on Sep 4, 2019
Easier disassembly than a March pump
Jason K on Aug 28, 2019
Good Reviews
edward z on Sep 25, 2020
Positive reviews re: features and reliability
Dave C on Sep 16, 2020
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.
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
Does the tower of power pump bracket fit the riptide pump?
mark searle on Nov 12, 2019
what is the temperature rating for this pump? can it be used with boiling liquids?
Eric Albrecht on Jun 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure what the rating is, but it's designed specifically for brewing, so I'd assume they did their homework on that. I own this pump and have used it several times to whirlpool on my boil kettle immediately after flame out on boiling wort and its still going strong.
will this pump work with a 2 barrel system?
Lewis Brewer on Oct 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yeah it should work out just fine, even if you are pumping liquid vertical. We use is to assist with emptying beer from barrels.
The dial on the face of the pump head is supposed to be for speed control, however we keep it wide open all the time. Not sure what the actual flow rate gpm is.
Hi Where can I buy The O ring for that pump?
Yury Aksenov on Aug 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We offer them under SKU H316. Happy brewing!
Replacement O-Ring For March, Chugger and Riptide Pumps
Replacement O-Ring For March, Chugger and Riptide Pumps
Does the pump need to be horizontal to function or can it be mounted vertically? (Like on a wall)
Benton K on Oct 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This can be mounted vertically or horizontally, it does not affect function of the pump. The pump does need to be primed, we do that by filling the inlet tube with water, then immediately submerging it in the liquid we will pump, and turning the pump on. Works every time, and it doesn't matter what position the pump is in.Enter an answer to this question.
Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Tailor made for home brewing
I bought this as a second pump to augment my Chugger pump, and the RipTide is superior in every way. Quiet, more stable on its own base, integrated throttle valve and power switch.. .it's all designed to work.

My only quibble is that the integrated "bleed valve," which is basically a PRV from a corny keg adapted to the pump, can't help but make a spewing mess when you release it. It faces upward and, by virtue of its design, any output flies outward in all directions. It will work in a pinch, but uncontrolled spewing of hot water or, worse, wort, isn't ideal.

Still, it's built in, which is more than any other models can say, and it does reprime the pump when you need it--without buying $25 worth of additional hardware.
October 10, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Worth the money.
Worth the money for peace of mind works the first time every time
October 6, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Best pump on the market
Pump is very quiet, easy to take apart for cleaning, easy to put back together. The built in relief valve for priming is nice and the built in flow control is brilliant. I'm definitely going to buy another when I expand to a three vessel system.
October 6, 2020
Purchased
3 weeks ago
great pump
Love this pump. I use two on my brew setup and they have done me very well. Would recommend.
October 5, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Worth it for cleaning but not perfect (priming).
The ability clean it makes it worth it alone. Despite the purge valve, it DOES NOT self prime or prime easily. God in wish there was a self priming (diaphragm) pump that came apart to allow cleaning.
September 17, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Great pump; may buy a second
September 16, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
Excellent product
Very quiet, reliable, and the priming option is helpful in saving extra plumbing. It's also nice that the pump assembly can be rotated to any position.

My only complaint is that it is somewhat fussy to reassemble after cleaning, at least until you get some practice.
September 15, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Love this pump
Pump works great, is quiet, and disassembles easily for cleaning. I would buy it over again in a heartbeat.
September 12, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Great Pump
The pump is quiet, easy to clean, and plenty of power.
August 27, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
Major upgrade to March pump
My old March pump lasted many years doing double duty, but I was always fighting cavitation issues and constantly having problems with priming and flow. Took the plunge on the Riptide and am so glad I did. Quiet, great flow rate, no cavitation issues, and easy complete cleaning. Paired with two of morebeer's Camlock Male X 1/2 in. FPT (Type A) item Number: H530--one for in and one for the out--for a compact, easy quick connect with my exciting cam system. Highly recommended!
July 30, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago