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New Blichmann products at NHC
« on: July 03, 2013, 11:12:43 AM »
Does anyone know when Dr Blichman intends to bring the new products he displayed at NHC to market?  I got to speak with him, but forgot to ask.

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Re: New Blichmann products at NHC
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2013, 11:15:20 AM »
Yeah, i wanted to see the price on the rims rocket

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Re: New Blichmann products at NHC
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2013, 11:59:59 AM »
"Fall" was all the answer I got to this question.

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Re: New Blichmann products at NHC
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2013, 01:50:39 PM »
What new products do they have lined up?  Unfortunately I wasn't able to make it to the NHC.
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Re: New Blichmann products at NHC
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2013, 02:19:27 PM »
The rims rocket is a hop rocket with an electric coil inside for use as a rims heater. The had an electric kettle too.
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Re: New Blichmann products at NHC
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2013, 02:47:12 PM »
The rims rocket is a hop rocket with an electric coil inside for use as a rims heater. The had an electric kettle too.

Thanks for the info, sounds interesting! 
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Re: New Blichmann products at NHC
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2013, 05:47:34 PM »
What new products do they have lined up?  Unfortunately I wasn't able to make it to the NHC.
2barrel kettles and conicals. Interesting solution of going up with the geometry, using existing base hardware.
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Re: New Blichmann products at NHC
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2013, 05:54:38 AM »
What new products do they have lined up?  Unfortunately I wasn't able to make it to the NHC.
2barrel kettles and conicals. Interesting solution of going up with the geometry, using existing base hardware.
They had a strange kettle on top of a kettle, sort of rims mash and boil combination rig.  Put half the brewing liquor in the top pot, half in the bottom, heat the bottom, continuously pump from the bottom to the top while draining from the top to the bottom.  When strike temp is set, add malt to the top and mash while recirculating for an hour.  You end up with wort ready to boil in the bottom kettle.
I can't see how this would be terribly efficient, but he said seventy-something percent.
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Re: New Blichmann products at NHC
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2013, 06:30:05 AM »
What new products do they have lined up?  Unfortunately I wasn't able to make it to the NHC.
2barrel kettles and conicals. Interesting solution of going up with the geometry, using existing base hardware.
They had a strange kettle on top of a kettle, sort of rims mash and boil combination rig.  Put half the brewing liquor in the top pot, half in the bottom, heat the bottom, continuously pump from the bottom to the top while draining from the top to the bottom.  When strike temp is set, add malt to the top and mash while recirculating for an hour.  You end up with wort ready to boil in the bottom kettle.
I can't see how this would be terribly efficient, but he said seventy-something percent.
You were there longer than I was.

John was at the LHBS for Big Brew. He said that sales to nanos has increased, and the new products had that in mind. Homebrewers are still the core business.
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Re: New Blichmann products at NHC
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2013, 01:21:26 PM »
The price of the RIMS Rocket was there.  It was in tiny print on the display card. 

I'm a little worried about the RIMS Rocket since the velocity through the chamber will be very slow.  I suppose that the concern with wort overheating may be reduced if the watt density is super low.  But I prefer the smaller diameter RIMS tubes from an engineering viewpoint since the wort velocity will be much higher than in the RIMS Rocket.  I suppose that they might have incorporated some other features or controls to avoid over-heating the wort, but I'm concerned. 
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Re: New Blichmann products at NHC
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2013, 07:33:27 AM »
They had a strange kettle on top of a kettle, sort of rims mash and boil combination rig.  Put half the brewing liquor in the top pot, half in the bottom, heat the bottom, continuously pump from the bottom to the top while draining from the top to the bottom.  When strike temp is set, add malt to the top and mash while recirculating for an hour.  You end up with wort ready to boil in the bottom kettle.
I can't see how this would be terribly efficient, but he said seventy-something percent.
It's essentially a no-sparge mash, so the same 75%+ efficiency should be achievable for a 12-15 Plato beer.