About Us

Blichmann Engineering, LLC is a design and manufacturing firm wholesaling highly engineered products through home beer and wine retailers.

We offer only the most intuitively designed, innovative products with the highest level of quality for brewers who expect the same in their beers and wines.

The Blichmann approach begins by addressing common industry problems, not merely updating existing equipment. That means you won’t find “me-too” products coming off our CAD systems!

Also, we buy American where possible, much of which comes from our hometown of Lafayette, Indiana. You’ll find a number of manufacturers claiming US content and misleading the consumer.

At Blichmann Engineering, we mean it when we put the Made in USA mark on our products! Others weld a Chinese fititng in a Chinese kettle using a few scant minutes of US labor and pass the product off as US made.

But not us. When you see the made in USA label rest assured that you’re getting an actual US made product. In fact, over 70% of our product cost company wide is US content!

The quality and performance synonymous with our products, come from the passion of our President and Founder’s engineering expertise and 25+ years of homebrewing experience.

John Blichmann has more than 15 years of extensive product design (both mass-production and custom), testing, manufacturing, service, sales, marketing and management, all gained while he worked at Caterpillar in a variety of positions and locations.

He ultimately “retired” as an engineering supervisor to focus on the design of high-quality brewing equipment and has been designing high end brewing equipment for the past 16 years!

Yes, designing 8,000 hp diesel engines was indeed pretty cool, but not nearly as satisfying as developing world-class homebrew equipment! Blichmann has been an avid brewer since 1991 and is a BJCP judge.

Like you, brewing is his serious hobby, but designing equipment for brewing and winemaking is his true passion. Since 2001, we’ve had a solid focus on precise engineering, premium quality, unparalleled customer service, and superior product value.

Blichmann Engineering distributes its products through homebrew stores, so we encourage you to view our top-notch selection first-hand at your local home beer/wine store. Let our team of like-minded quality zealots build a Blichmann product for you — all of which are in stock and ready for immediate delivery!

Should you have any questions about any Blichmann Engineering product, the best source of information is your local homebrew store (which you can search by clicking our Retailer tab). You can also click the Contact tab to drop us a note.

We believe homebrewing equipment should allow you to focus on the process, not the tedious management and monitoring often associated with low-grade equipment. Once you’ve experienced the patented innovations of Blichmann Engineering, you won’t want to go back. Our unrivaled quality, efficiency and performance lets you focus on what matters most — your beer.