General

What are lead times on Spike equipment?
Our current lead times are below, in business days (M-F) Standard kettles: 4-5 days  Custom kettles: 7-10 days Accessories: 3-4 days Flex/Flex...
Fri, 30 Jul, 2021 at 10:50 AM
Do you offer financing as a payment option on your equipment?
Yes! We have teamed up with Klarna, an industry leader in the online financing industry, to offer you 0%* financing for up to 36 months to pay off your shin...
Fri, 21 May, 2021 at 3:55 PM
Can I return an item I bought from Spike?
We can accept returns within 30 days of receipt if the item is unused. We do ask that you cover the cost of the return shipping plus an additional restockin...
Fri, 21 May, 2021 at 3:55 PM
How often do you add items to the bargain cave?
We don’t have a set schedule for adding items to the bargain cave. Items make their way there if there are small blemishes in the manufacturing process tha...
Fri, 19 Mar, 2021 at 2:51 PM
What is the process to perform a diacetyl rest in my lager?
Our TC100 makes it easy to readily change the temperature of your beer in the fermentor. Here is the method for using our spike TC100 for a thorough diacet...
Fri, 19 Mar, 2021 at 2:51 PM
What are some simple water chemistry tips for brew day?
Another aspect of a healthy mash and flavorful beer is water chemistry. In general you want to hold your Mash pH between 5.2 - 5.6. This is the zone in whi...
Fri, 19 Mar, 2021 at 2:52 PM
I want to brew indoors, will I need ventilation?
Yes, during boiling you're vaporizing gallons of liquid and that liquid will condense onto your walls, ceiling, etc unless properly ventilated. To ke...
Fri, 19 Mar, 2021 at 2:52 PM
How do I clean my Spike equipment for the first time?
First Cleaning Out of the box, we recommend a good scrub with hot water and dish soap. The dish soap will break down any manufacturing oils that might sti...
Fri, 19 Mar, 2021 at 2:53 PM
Do I need to passivate my equipment before use?
No, passivization has become a buzz word as of recently and there's a lot of misinformation regarding it. Stainless steel naturally passivates with oxy...
Fri, 19 Mar, 2021 at 2:53 PM
What's the difference between Blichmann, SS Brewtech and Spike Brewing?
The biggest difference between Spike and the competition is how the accessories connect to our equipment. The competition primarily uses weld-less fittings ...
Fri, 19 Mar, 2021 at 2:54 PM