Some would say that Blichmann is the Cadillac of home brewing equipment. While others are sourcing goods abroad, Blichmann keeps the American tradition alive by sourcing and building many of their products right here in USA. The attention to quality and function are always front and center with these products. Heavy 18 gauge stainless steel and well engineered parts that are a pleasure and joy to work with. Blichmann puts the word Engineering into their brand name for a reason.