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Old 03-24-2013, 01:56 AM   #1
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Default Spike Homebrewing Kettle- 15 gallon custom kettle

I just wanted to quickly post a shout out to Spike Homebrewing for the great job they did on my custom order.

They added two couplings for my recirculating coil along with their recently released sight glass. Welds look great and couplings are to spec, will be adding my heating element under the coil.

Thanks Spike for creating exactly what I was envisioning, cheers!

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Old 03-24-2013, 02:01 AM   #2
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So you would boil your wort with the chiller firmly attached... interesting!

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So you would boil your wort with the chiller firmly attached... interesting!
I would imagine that they are going to use it as a HLT utilizing the coil for HERMS temp control, unless they are going to be going in a 2 vessel direction than it will probably used as a chiller as well.

The vessel looks good btw

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Cool. I wondered if you could get custom welds done.

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Wow -- that thing is beautiful! I had no idea that they did custom welds; how much do they charge for that? (I can't find it on the site.)

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I will be using this for my HLT and my HERMS setup. Ill be recirculating from the mash tun through the coil to step up my mash temps. I aready have a Spike kettle for my boil too.

I emailed them with what i was looking for and after a couple exchanges the plans were set n excited to brew my next beer with it.

The price was good in my opinion, considering that it was a custom job and not sure who else would have done this for me. Thr quote came back under $350 for what my specs were.

When i upgrade my mash tun from the cooler ill probably look at
Spike for that as well happy with thier products.

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Looks good. I spoke with another company about doing custom welds on that same kettle and was informed that unfortunately they could not offer customization on that kettle because the steel was too thin for their welding setup. Nice to see Spike is able to offer that service.

Wonder if they offer tri-clamp fittings, if so I'd be looking at that kettle for a MLT. I think those kettles are a great economy option for a HLT or MLT.

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Looks good. I spoke with another company about doing custom welds on that same kettle and was informed that unfortunately they could not offer customization on that kettle because the steel was too thin for their welding setup. Nice to see Spike is able to offer that service.

Wonder if they offer tri-clamp fittings, if so I'd be looking at that kettle for a MLT. I think those kettles are a great economy option for a HLT or MLT.
I've said it 1000 times but welding the thin stainless found in brew kettles is an art form. I've watched our welder weld up the kettles and I don't think even with 10 years practice I could make it look pretty.

We don't do tri-clamps at the moment unfortunately.
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Did you build the HERMS coil or did you order it. Love the kettle but I would need to figure out the coil.

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