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RipTide Brewing Pump by Blichmann Engineering

RipTide Brewing Pump by Blichmann Engineering

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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.  



  • 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
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 10LBS
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Why did you choose this?
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Great reviews
Gregory S S on Nov 30, 2018
Has all the components I need to quickly transfer wort. Gravity throug h chiller takes forever.
Tom McGinn J on Nov 28, 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
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
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
impeller material
Doug S on Nov 28, 2018
Because I need a small sanitary (ish) pump for water thin fluids
Valued C on Nov 21, 2018
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

4.6 / 5.0
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Power + Easy Priming
Extremely easy to prime and adjust wort flow. The release valve really helps purge the lines and manage flow on a brew day, more so than other pumps I’ve used. Just have a cloth handy for the small amount of hot wort the valve will spurt. The tri-clamp-held head is easy to disassemble and clean. Just be careful of the washer on the head post. It begs to be lost in the commotion of brewday cleanup. This one’s on the expensive side for homebrew pumps, but its build quality and performance give me no regrets after a few years struggling with a no-frills Chugger.
December 2, 2018
3 weeks ago
A great pump!
This pump works great. I love the quick detach head, purge valve, and slow down valve on the pump output.
December 2, 2018
3 weeks ago
Best pump I have ever had.!!!
In use for a keg cleaning machine and for a keg filling system.
November 19, 2018
3 weeks ago
Best Blichman product? I think so.
November 19, 2018
6 months ago
Great Pump
The Blichman Riptide is a great pump! Super quiet, and the fact that I can regulate the flow is awesome. Originally I was skeptical about spending the extra money on it, as I had used others in the past, but after this weekends brew I'm extremely happy with it would recommend.
November 13, 2018
1 month ago
Awesome pump!
this product has all the features I was missing from my chugger. only pump I use. easy cleanup and priming. totally recommend.
November 5, 2018
6 months ago
Rip Tide brewing pump.
It is Awesome ! I have used a Marse 805 for twenty two years as a home brewer and just recently it quit. I decided to go with the Rip Tide Brewing Pump and I love it. It has all of the reature fetures that I have always wanted. Mainly the purge valve. Another nice feature is instead of a throttle valve on the out flow of the pump, it has the dial that you turn to match the flow of your sparge ( fly sparging) making it very easy to match them up. I have used my new pump for three 5 gallon recipes both for the sparging and cooling of the wort. This is a great up grade to my system and makes brewing much easer.
October 25, 2018
2 months ago
Bought this to replace my Mark II pump that recently died. After reading numerous reviews, I settled on this model as the value is unmatched for the features offered. Best home brew pump on the market as far as I’m concerned. The integrated valves and tri clamp fitting make this pump work every penny. No complaints at all.
October 22, 2018
2 months ago
Super quiet, easy to adjust. Definitley easy cleaning! Love it
October 17, 2018
2 months 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
2 months ago