Blichmann Engineering specializes in commercial grade home brew products. Some of their products include all-grain brewing systems, hop infusers, thermometers, bottle fillers, and much more. Blichmann Engineering is known for their ingenuity and quality and are a showcase to American manufacturing.
Their BoilerMaker G2 incorporates this ingenuity and pushes the boundaries on standard brewing equipment. Like all of their products, this brew kettle is top of the line. Forward thinking design, keeps the brewer in mind by integrating features that increase ergonomics while maintaining quality.
General features of product
The Blichmann BoilerMaker is the ultimate brew kettle. High quality engineering from top to bottom. The kettle itself is a brushed stainless steel. This ensures durability and prevents water stains and fingerprints.
Attached to the kettle are a BrewMometer, level gauge, and flow gauge. The BrewMometer is adjustable for different viewing angles and has a unique patented dial face. The Boilermaker is also available in both Celsius and Fahrenheit models.
Level gauges aren’t typically included with a brew kettle. However, they can be extremely helpful. This one can be removed and reversed so if you are looking down on the kettle you can still clearly read the wort level.
Below the BrewMometer is a flow gauge. It is attached to the exit valve located below the false bottom. This makes it easy to regulate the rate at which you sparge, cool, and transfer. This is extremely convenient and makes this kettle very versatile.
False bottoms are available for every model and are also composed of stainless steel. In combination, the false bottom, flow gauge, and level gauge will allow you to easily double this brew kettle as a mash tun.
As a finishing touch, Blichmann’s engineers have also tapered the top rim into an open lip. This prevents anything from being trapped around the top. The lid is also built to withstand dramatic changes in temperature and is a see through glass.
- False Bottom
- Linear Flow Valves
- Reversible Level Gauge
- 7.5, 10, 20, 30, 55, and 100 gal. models
The features on this kettle are honestly incredible. However, they do come at a cost, a high cost. The BoilerMaker is much more expensive than many of its competitors.
This is understandable considering the quality in engineering and features available. However, you may not be in the market for something of this nature. The additional features are not required to brew and can also be purchased separately from different companies.
If you want to save some money, you should consider purchasing something more simple and acquire accessories and tools as the need arises. You can get the same job done this way.
Overall, the Blichmann BoilerMaker G2 is a superior product. It is streamlined from top to bottom and nothing has been left out. All of its features are well thought out and contribute to a low stress environment that maintains efficiency leaving you very satisfied.
The price is higher than other brew kettles but, keep in mind, you are also getting a package deal. This includes a false bottom, level gauge, BrewMometer, pressure valves, cleaning brush, and a lid that are integrated together in a streamlined fashion.
I highly recommend this brew kettle. It is appropriate for any home brewer and will drastically change your brewing experience. Blichmann also provides a limited lifetime warranty.