FAQ

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...
Wed, 16 Jan, 2019 at 9:00 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 current lead times are below, in business days (M-F) Standard kettles: 1-2 days  Custom kettles: 5-7 days Accessories: 1-2 days Conicals/Flex: 1-2 ...
Wed, 19 Aug, 2020 at 8:49 AM
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 ...
Wed, 13 Mar, 2019 at 12:43 PM
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 36 months to pay off your shiny new equ...
Fri, 15 May, 2020 at 9:06 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
What is the warranty on Spike products?
The Spike Guarantee We stand behind our products; that’s a guarantee. We pride ourselves on having industry leading customer support and pledge to make ...
Tue, 18 Aug, 2020 at 7:12 AM