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Blichmann RipTide Brewing Pump
BL295

Blichmann RipTide Brewing Pump

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Description

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
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Availability California - Out Of Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 10 LBS
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Good Reviews
edward z on Sep 25, 2020
Positive reviews re: features and reliability
Dave C on Sep 16, 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
Looking for a good transfer pump.
Mark Bales on Aug 28, 2019
good reviews
Drew M on Sep 21, 2020
Its the best pump in the market
J M on Sep 14, 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: I would check first at outdoor supply and hardware. The old orchard supply or Home Depot. Or try a pump supply and repair shop.
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
124 Reviews
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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
3 weeks ago
Great pump; may buy a second
September 16, 2020
Purchased
3 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
3 weeks ago
Great Pump
The pump is quiet, easy to clean, and plenty of power.
August 27, 2020
Purchased
3 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
2 months ago
FANTASTIC pump! Love the flow control and quiet operation
July 27, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Love it
Love it. Super quiet. Easy to clean
July 7, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Best overall homebrew pump
Pump flow is about the same as my chugger pumps, but for an extra 40 bucks you get a bleeder valve to prime it, and a flow control valve. The best thing is the easy tri-clamp disassembly for cleaning. That alone makes it the best pump and well worth the extra money. Flow control valve doesn't work any better than a ball valve, but it is easier to remove and clean.
July 1, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Awesome Pump
Best pump by far. The pressure valve and flow valve are so much better than having to add all the extra hardware and makes the cost comparable to cheaper pumps. Super easy to take apart, just be careful not to drop the tiny washer.
June 12, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago