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Blichmann AutoSparge

$86.95
Have you longed for a sparging system with a "set-it-and-forget-it" design? The elegantly simple construction of Blichmann Engineering's AutoSparge™ automatically sets the hot liquor flow rate and liquid level in your mash / lauter tun. As you change the sparge rate into your boil kettle, the AutoSparge™ automatically responds by increasing or decreasing hot liquor flow to compensate and keeps a constant level in your tun.
Newly redesigned - 100% stainless steel, improved o-ring mounting and 1/2" NPT thread.
The AutoSparge™ is an awesome accessory for RIMS systems, and it also works great with gravity systems or with pumps! Wort gently rotates on top of the grain bed to reduce channeling and oxygen pick-up, and to increase extraction efficiency. With a constant hot liquor level over your grain bed, complicated rotating sparge arms are unnecessary complications!
    Stainless steel float ball rod and body!
    Includes 18" silicone hose and stainless steel hose float ball.
    Fits any pot larger than 12" in diameter, including converted kegs.
    Comes standard with 6" float rod.  9" and 12" rods available separately for increasing range of motion. Min pot diameter for longer rods is 15" and 18" respectively.
    Adaptable to coolers. See the Installation tab for details.
    Requires a 13/16 to 7/8" mounting hole. See the Installation tab for details.
  

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Blichmann Hop Rocket (hop back)

$169.95

The HopRocket™ is an incredibly innovative, feature packed hop infusing tool! Not only can it be used as a hopback, it doubles as an in-line hop infuser (Randalizer) for your beer dispensing system and TRIPLES as an in-line filter! Definitely cool, and clearly Blichmann - let the HopRocket™ put your hop aroma into orbit!!

Unlike competitive units made from simple kitchen-ware fitted with a basic false bottom, the HopRocket has been designed from the ground up as a purpose-built, heavy duty, hopback and hop infuser. This clean sheet approach means truly superior performance and features:

Pressure tight - up to 40 PSI operation!
Holds up to 4oz of whole hops - 2X the competition!
100% stainless construction & silicone seals
No need to monitor wort level - will never overflow and spill like competitive units!
Fully enclosed system from brew pot to fermentor means no volitile hop aromas are lost!
Inlet at the bottom allows air to automatically purge to reduce hot-side aeration
Fine filter with wiper seal sends very clear wort to your fermentor.
Coarse filter and cone bottom inlet prevents wort channeling and backup for even hop utilization
Works on gravity systems and with pumps (about 4ft (1M) of static head is recommended for best gravity performance)
Doubles as an awesome hop infuser (Randalizer) for your dispensing system
1/2" NPT connections are easy to adapt to - a perfect match for our popular QuickConnector fittings (1/2", 3/8" barb and 1/4" flare)

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Blichmann HopBlocker

$74.95

New to the Blichmann Engineering lineup is the patent pending HopBlocker boil kettle filtration system! Over a year of brutal but tasty research yielded a filtration system that has up to 95% efficiency and is virtually impervious to plugging! We have tested the HopBlocker with over a pound of pellet hops in a 20gal batch and it brought them to their knees.

Traditional screen filters quickly plug with pellet hops and other fine break material since they draw from the bottom of the pot and immediately suck all the break material into the screens where they quickly plug. For the HopBlocker, we utilized preferrential flow to leave the settled fine break material (hops and trub) undisturbed at the bottom of the pot while draining the majority of the wort through a coarse filter from the top down. When the wort level is just a couple inches from the bottom of the pot, the fine filter element is then exposed by lifting the shield and the remainder of the wort is filtered. This way, the fine filter only has to filter a small portion of the wort instead of all of it. The HopBlocker will filter 90-95% of the break material and hops out of your wort without plugging. While it is designed specifically for BoilerMaker pots, it can be installed in any manufacturers pot or keg. Instructions provided.

PLEASE NOTE: The HopBlocker is designed for use with PELLET hops ONLY. Whole loose hope will PLUG the unit. For using with whole hops, or a mix of whole and pellet hops, you need to bag your whole hops in a large muslin grain bag. This will not effect the utilization rate and will result in significantly less wort loss.

Whole Hop Recommendations: Leaf hops are generally not a problem and are trapped by the coarse screen. However, we highly recommend using large muslin grain bags for one main reason: you lose a large amount of wort from leaf hop absorption. Using a bag you can squeeze most of this out and hop utilization is negligibly affected using this method. Lastly, cleanup is significantly easier. This method does not work for pellet hops since they pass through the openings in the muslin bag. On the other hand, nylon fine mesh bags do not readily allow wort to pass through and utilization is reduced.

Installing in non-BoilerMaker pots: The HopBlocker was specifically designed for use in the BoilerMaker line of brew pots. Howeve,r it can be installed in other manufacturers equipment. A 1/2" outside diameter drain tube with a 90 deg bend (not included) will need to be installed 3" from the bottom of the pot. The bottom of the tube should be about 3/8"-1/2" from the bottom of the pot or keg. Since you can't rotate the tube to thread it into the inside of your pot when the tube is inserted into the HopBlocker, you will need a flare or compression connection so you can tighten the tube in-place without turning the tube. Try to locate the tube so that the HopBlocker is as close as possible to the sidewall of the pot. For keg based brew pots, you'll need to install it in the center of the pot since it has a rounded bottom. However, effectiveness of the HopBlocker will be reduced.

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Blichmann Seal -strainer

$9.95

Replacement seal for the strainer unit in your HopRocket

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Plug Kit -Brewmometer

$9.95

Plug the hole in your kettle where the Brewmometer resides

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