John Blichmann, the President of Blichmann Engineering is my guest this week to discuss intermediate and advanced Brewing Equipment. John tells us about basic three tier all grain systems, RIMS/HERMS systems, heating your wort and using hybrid techniques like BIAB or his new BrewEasy system.
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Topics in This Week’s Episode (38:45)
- John Blichmann, the President of Blichmann Engineering is my guest this week to discuss intermediate and advanced Brewing Equipment. Blichmann Engineering is a world leader in dedicated home and craft brewing equipment and his products can be found in most major brewing retail stores.
- Thank you to our sponsor Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine who is still offering a 20% discount with your subscription when you use the offer code beersmith when you purchase. Also thanks to the AHA – they are running a Gift Membership promotion from now until 31 December 2014, which includes a free book or video along with your membership card you can use for yourself or give it to a fellow brewer.
- Also check out the new DVDs John Palmer and I filmed – How to Brew with Malt Extract and How to Brew All Grain are both available now!
- John tells us some of the things going on at Blichmann Engineering which has been growing rapidly as home brewing has taken off.
- We start by discussing what a traditional three tier all grain system looks like, and some of the features of their brewing pots.
- Next we have a short discussion about both propane burners and also electric heating elements for brewing indoors.
- John explains what a RIMS/HERMS system is and why they are often used for larger systems. We also discuss the advantages of pumping wort – especially when you move to larger brewing sizes.
- We talk about some of the advantages of a RIMS/HERMS system, and also discuss adding temperature control which allows you to precisely dial in your mash and boil temperatures
- John discusses his new BrewEasy system which is a hybrid two piece mash and boil system, and what its advantages are – particularly for those who want to go all grain without limited storage space
- We briefly talk about conical fermenters and some of the advantages of using conicals instead of traditional carboys
- I ask John to share what he’s working on next
Thanks to John Blichmann for appearing on the show and also to you for listening!
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