Blichmann BoilerMaker 55 gallon kettle
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After more than 10 years of use we have yet to see anything as easy to use or clean as Blichmann Boilermaker kettles. The protected sight glass is external allowing you to easily see the volume and set sparge flow rates. Kettles with only stamped or etched internal volume markings do not work when boiling or if foam is present, require you to remove the lid whenever you want to check volumes, and sparge flow rates cannot easily be set. There is no need to disassemble the Blichmann sight glass for cleaning like some other models, a quick swipe with the included brush is all that is required. The louvered Blichmann false bottom sits on the stepped bottom shelf, allowing the weight of the grain to create a tight seal, virtually eliminating sidewall shunting and maximizing mash efficiency. The false bottom does not require any tools for removal or installation - simply pull the dip tube out by hand and lift the false bottom out of the kettle. These and many other features ensure consistency from batch to batch and result in less effort and cleaning on brew day.
In late 2014 Blichmann redesigned their kettles calling them the "BoilerMaker G2" (shown in picture) and changed the standard ball valve for a proprietary "linear flow" valve. Some users may choose to replace these valves. (More information)
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