Blichmann TopTier Modular Brewing Stand
The TopTier brew stand from Blichmann Engineering is a completely modular design compatible with brewpots from all manufacturers, converted kegs, and round or rectangular coolers. Select the configuration that works best for your homebrew system and beer brewing techniques. Brew a batch on the most versatile sculpture around!
John Blichmann describes the features and benefits of the TopTier stand in a short video.
This item ships directly from the manufacturer and takes 1-3 weeks for delivery.
The TopTier is the next generation of brewstand! A completely modular design that is compatible with brewpots from all manufacturers, converted kegs, and round or rectangular coolers. Awesome flexibility at an unbeatable price, plus it ships FedEx ground --not by truck!
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, your TopTier will grow with you as your brewing techniques, equipment, and batch sizes evolve over your lifetime.
Due to its versatility, the TopTier is sold by components --you choose the configuration that works best for your system and brewing techniques. Purchase the base stand and add the desired quantity of burners or shelves for each of the three tiers.
About TopTier burners: Blichmann Engineering has 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! And it virtually impossible to flame-out in windy conditions. Add features like the ability to safely support a keg, safety retaining bars for brewpots, a hole in the burner frame for ignition, a quality adjustable regulator for fine tuning the flame, and stainless braided hose, and you have the ultimate homebrewing burner.
Update: September 1, 2009. Blichmann Engineering has sourced fittings for the gas manifold. Effective immediately, all stands and burner tiers will ship with a black iron tee, brass flare adapter for each tier, and a plug to cap off the top of the manifold. You will only have to provide the straight lengths of pipe which are readily available in a variety of lengths - or you can piece together with couplings. Alternately, many home improvement and hardware stores will cut and thread your pipe to length for free or for a small fee.
Additionally, the pipe size has been changed from 3/8" to 1/2", which should be easier to locate; and the manual has been updated with many detailed pics and suggestions for typical installations. For an instructional video on setting up your TopTier Modular Brewing Stand, Click Here!
How to Order a TopTier Buy the base stand. The base includes: legs, main support post, 3 pairs of shelf arms (to support the burners/shelves), regulator, wheel kit and hardware. Add tiers Mix and match, up to three tiers total. Tiers can be burners or shelves --if you brew with two coolers and a kettle, choose two shelves (for the coolers) and a burner (for the kettle). If your HLT and mash/lauter tun are kettles or converted kegs, choose three burners to direct-fire all vessels. Both types of tiers include hardware to mount them to the base stand. Burners include a stainless flex hose; you will need to provide 1/2" pipe to make a gas manifold to hook them up to your fuel source. Add extra equipment such as the Pump Mounting Bracket or Utility Stand. Submit your order
Quality product, just expected more for the price. I purchased as a gift and as a newbie I should have looked into this more.
Couldn't be more pleased! Simple to assemble, and fast shipping. Very sturdy and parts are of excellent quality.
The Blichmann TopTier system is rugged and smartly designed and has made my brewday easier and more efficient. It also takes up less room than my previous DIY gravity system.
This should be a first buy for every homebrewer. Amazing strength, flexible configurations, high quality.