Blichmann RipTide Brewing Pump

Blichmann RipTide Brewing Pump

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The RipTide™ pump - built from the ground up as a homebrewing pump!  $199.99.  Includes valve and base - a $50 retail value!

Gone are the days of  making do with a general purpose pump such as the March 815 and all the variant imported copies.  These pumps are cumbersome to disassemble, difficult to prime to get the wort moving, require the addition of a valve, a switch, and a proper base to hold the pump upright.  They also use noisy open motors that must be shielded from liquids.  All undesireable attributes for a homebrewing pump!  The team of homebrewers at Blichmann Engineering and our friends at March Manufacturing have created the RipTide™ to solve all of these problems!


The all new RipTide™ is the very first pump designed specifically for homebrewing!  We've solved the problems that have plagued homebrewers for years!

  • High performance curved blade impeller and strong rare earth magnets deliver 7 GPM and up to 21ft of lift!
  • Tri-clamp head connection fully disassembles in seconds for easy cleaning
  • 1/2" NPT inlet and outlet connections
  • Totally enclosed motor is splash proof and super quiet (50 dB)
  • Integral linear flow valve for superior flow control - don't spend more money for a separate valve and fittings.  A separate valve and fittings can easily cost you an additional $25-35!
  • Integral air vent valve and partially enclosed impeller design allows you to prime the pump in seconds - no more frustrating air locked pumps!
  • Stainless steel head rotates 360 degrees to fit in virtually any installation
  • Large stable base with protective rubber feet keeps the pump from tipping - a $25 retail value included!
  • Convenient power switch on the base
  • Includes a 10ft long cord with plug (120V)
  • Base acts as a cord wrap for convenient storage
  • Assembled in USA from USA and imported components






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Item # BL295
Weight 10 LBS
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Why did you choose this?
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Have one already and it's a good pump. Need another one to effectively sparge
Dan H on Jan 12, 2021
Because it is the best one made.
Kenneth S on Jan 5, 2021
Have one already and it's a good pump. Need another one to effectively sparge
Dan H on Jan 12, 2021
Best brewing pump on the market
Mark Van D on Jan 6, 2021
Because it is the best one made.
Kenneth S on Jan 5, 2021
Tim T on Dec 30, 2020
Best pump
Grayson S C on Dec 29, 2020
Good reviews
Stephen P on Dec 28, 2020
For the priming feature
Scott S on Dec 23, 2020
Pumps beer, right?
Daniel R S on Dec 18, 2020
best reviews
Gary P on Dec 17, 2020
My son chose it and suggested it as a gift.
Laura S on Dec 17, 2020
This is the 6th riptide i have purchased. 2 bbl brewery. Love this pump
1905 Brewing C on Dec 11, 2020
Christmas present
Lorinda R on Dec 11, 2020
Rhonda T on Dec 11, 2020
Tracey T on Nov 24, 2020
Obviously better than my chuggers. Easier to take apart.
Peter K on Nov 13, 2020
own this pump and love it and would like to have a backup
Nicole S on Oct 29, 2020
Doug C on Oct 28, 2020
great reviews from those who had already purchased
Gary S on Oct 27, 2020
The easy clean-out is appealing
Peter Bergler on Oct 27, 2020
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 johnson 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
Best brewing pump on the market
Mark Van D on Jan 6, 2021
Tim T on Dec 30, 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: Yes. I use it for BK recycle during boil and have had no problems at all.
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.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Amazing pump
Best home brewing pump. Period
January 20, 2021
1 month ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Excellent pump.
Worked great. Quiet. Cleaning was cake. Never lost flow. High flow rate. Much better than chugger for noise and flow power
Working as expected. Nice pump
Working as expected. Nice pump
January 4, 2021
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Quiet and beast of a pump
This replaced a chugger pump and the difference in noise is definitely noticeable as the RipTide hums quietly along. Disassembly is easy and the the larger base / power switch are awesome features.

The PRV valve definitely works to prime the pump but it can make a mess if you're not prepared.
December 16, 2020
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Blichmann Rip Tide
The best brewing pump out there!!! Very quiet and powerfull.
December 11, 2020
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
It’s really worthy every penny. Very quiet, fast transfer. If you buy it you should not be disappointed.
November 25, 2020
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Quiet, powerful, easy to clean! Does everything a brewing pump should do. Definitely recommend this to other home brewers.
November 17, 2020
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Pump
So much quieter! Love the ability to control the flow. Nice ability to orient the in and out in different positions. After years of the grating whine of my old pump - this is so nice. I also like the pull pin prime ability. Only downside is that it is so quiet that I have to be close to tell that it is coming on and off with my sparge control. Only downside is that it doesn't fit the old bracket I have on my B3-1500 Beer Sculpture.
October 27, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great little pump that gets wort moving easily, is quiet, and easy to clean.
October 26, 2020
4 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Blichman Pump Review
I own 3 of these. And mostly love them. For a home brewer they are great, a lot of pro's but also a few con's
+Very quiet
+Easy to clean
+Adjustable flow rate (additional tweak to your ball valve),
+Easy to reposition (swivel) the head by loosening Tri-clamp.
+Long power cord

-Spring loaded relief valve sticks with wort and spits HOT liquid on hands when pulled (Wear brewers gloves) Or don't use this feature.
-Very easy to lose small internal washer during disassembly.
-I am always fearful that the base will get liquid inside (But has not yet)

FYI: As with most pumps make sure you don't run dry and plug into a GFCI outlet.
October 20, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
4 months ago