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RipTide™ Brewing Pump

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!

Upgrade your March / Chugger type pump for as little as $99 with our upgrade kit!  Coming late Summer!

 

 

Features

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 pressure head!
  • 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
  • Patent pending

RipTide™ is the last homebrew pump you'll need!

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Data

The new riptide pump out flows the competition while running at three times the efficiency!* When the flow rate decreases, the pressure goes up to provide a better whirlpool for cleaner wort, faster chilling, and a quicker transfer than ever before. Due to the curved vane impeller, you can pump over a gallon per minute faster at the same pressure as the competition’s pump. 

*Based on hydraulic horsepower comparisons between a widely common home brewing pump and the new RipTide pump.  

Competition

The RipTide™ pump is the only pump that is truly developed specifically for homebrewing.  As a team of avid homebrewers, and listening to our customers, we've added features and made the product easier to use.  Here is how we stack up to the competition:

Feature
RipTide™
Chugger™ & March 815™
Steelhead 2.0™
Motor type Enclosed Open Enclosed
Water resistance Excellent Poor Excellent
Bearings Ball, permanantly lubed Bushings (requires lubrication) Ball, permanantly lubed
Switch Water-tight, included on base None None
Base Large stable base Medium, tips easily None
Cord wrap Yes None None
Flow control valve Linear Flow Valve (included) None None
Pump head material Stainless Steel Stainless Steel or Plastic Stainless Steel
Disassembly No tools, seconds 8 screws 8 screws
Head orientation positions Infinite 4 positions 4 positions
Priming Priming vent valve included None None
Impeller Partially enclosed curved blade Open straight Curved blade
Cord length 10 ft 6ft 6ft
Noise level Ultra quiet Noisy Very quiet
Pressure (ft of lift) 21ft 18ft 16ft
Flow (max) 7 GPM 7 GPM 7 GPM
Price $199.99 $149.99 $149.99
Price with valve and nipple Included! Not available $184.99