We ( Wine Barley & Hops Homebrew Supply ) just recently received the below information from Blichmann Engineering, the people that make the Therminators, Boilermaker Brew Potsm Fermenator Conical Fermenters, etc. They are coming out with a new Modular Brewing Stand called the "TopTier". It sounds really great allowing the brewer a lot of flexibilty on how they set up their system plus it sounds like they have designed a great burner to go with it. If any of you ALEiens are thinking about building your own All-Grain system, you should strongly consider this stand as the base for your system.
Within the info below is a link to a picture of the stand, take a gander at it. Looks sweet!
Pricing is currently unavailable since this is preliminary info from Blichmann Engineering. We will update you when when have pricing.
Paul & Liz
Wine, Barley & Hops Homebrew Supply
The long awaited Patent Pending TopTier Modular Brewing Stand is nearing production release! We are just awaiting arrival of the shipment of burners and expect to be able to ship mid June. We’ll have full page full color ads in the next issues of BYO and Zymurgy so hopefully sales will start off quickly! I’ll let you know as soon as we are ready to take orders and will provide updated pics on our web in a week or two.
About the new TopTier brewing stand: it is a completely MODULAR design and can be used with any manufacturers pots, converted kegs, and round or rectangular coolers. The black powder coated legs, 100% stainless steel burner frames and support structure, and anodized aluminum post are not only attractive, but designed to last a lifetime. Since the shelf/burner locations are infinitely adjustable, and can be placed on all four sides of the main support post, it will grow with the brewer as his or her brewing techniques, equipment, and batch sizes evolve through their lifetime. Here is a link to our preliminary pics and information: http://www.blichmannengineering.com/TopTier.htm
We’ll be adding more soon.
About the burners: we have done extensive testing and tuning of the TopTier burners, regulators, orifices, and wind guards to maximize efficiency and improve flame stability outdoors. The result is a burner that is whisper quiet, uses less fuel, and heats significantly faster than any similar burner on the market! (We’ll have data charts on our web page soon). And it’s virtually impossible to flame-out in windy conditions. Add to it the simple things like the ability to safely support a keg, pot safety retaining bars , a hole in the frame for burner ignition, a quality adjustable regulator (for fine tuning your flame) and stainless braided hose, and you have the ultimate brewing burner.
Due to this versatility, we are also selling it in a unique way. You’ll purchase the base stand itself which consists of the legs, main support post, 3 pair of shelf arms (to support the burners and shelves), regulator, wheel kit, and misc hardware. Then you’ll add the desired quantity of burners or shelves for each of the 3 tiers (mix & match up to 3 total) to complete the stand. To entice the novice brewer to eventually purchase the TopTier stand vs. that of a competitor, we are offering a floor-standing TopTier burner by itself for the extract brewer! So when the brewer advances to all grain brewing their TopTier burner is upgrade ready! (an installation kit is required) We also have optional 24” leg extensions for the floor standing burners so the wort can be gravity drained into a carboy.
While this is a little more complicated to order than our other products it allows awesome flexibility that our competitors just can’t match. And at a price LOWER than out competitors! We have priced the TopTier stand to be hundreds less than the B3 “Sculptures” stainless models (similarly equipped with BoilerMaker pots). And just a bit higher than their plain steel painted stands! It also allows you to stock the basic stand and a selection of burners and shelves so you can offer a custom configured stand directly from your store! Last, but not least, is that the TopTier stand ships FedEx ground – a significant savings over truck shipping required with the B3 product!
Also on the horizon is a complete re-vamp of the Blichmann Engineering web page! Look for that to roll out in early June!
Blichmann Engineering, LLC