FAQ

Do I need to passivate my kettle before use?
No! Passivization has become a buzz word as of recently and there's a lot of mis-information regarding it. Stainless steel naturally passivates with ox...
Tue, 12 Dec, 2017 at 2:50 PM
Can I send my kettle in for another port?
You can definitely send your kettle back in for another port to be added. The cost would be the price of the port(s) added and shipping.
Mon, 22 Jan, 2018 at 11:26 AM
Lead Times
Our lead times are below. -Standard kettles: 1-2 days (anything kettle on the website other than customs) -Accessories: 1-2 days -Conicals: 1-2 days -...
Tue, 23 Jan, 2018 at 9:36 AM
What's the difference between Blichmann, SS Brewtech etc. and Spike brew kettles?
The biggest difference between us and the competition is how the accessories connect to our equipment. The competition primarily uses weld-less fittings whi...
Thu, 19 Jul, 2018 at 6:37 PM
Do I need to passivate my kettle before use?
No! Passivization has become a buzz word as of recently and there's a lot of mis-information regarding it. Stainless steel naturally passivates with ox...
Wed, 18 Apr, 2018 at 11:08 AM
Volume etchings on our stainless
Yes! Our kettles/conical have electrically etched volume markings every half and full gallon. These should last as long as the kettle/conical does. We do rec...
Thu, 15 Mar, 2018 at 2:04 PM
Should I use pipe tape on all threads?
Yes! Pipe tape is safe to use and will hold up to the heat. The threads are tapered and thus need pipe tape otherwise they will leak.
Wed, 18 Apr, 2018 at 11:08 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, to offer you 0% financing for up to 24 months to pay off your shiny new equi...
Wed, 18 Apr, 2018 at 11:08 AM
What makes our conicals "Unitanks"
Often people write in asking if they can use our pots as primary and secondary vessels. The answer is yes! Sometimes people ask if you can carbonate bee...
Thu, 5 Apr, 2018 at 3:50 PM