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  1. SpikeBrewing

    Spike CF5 vs Brewbuilt X1 Unti-Tank

    Thanks for considering one of our fermenters for your next upgrade! Unfortunately the X1 is just a cheap knockoff of the Spike CF line. How do we know? We've purchased some and compared. Almost every part was an attempt to reverse engineer our product. The problem with reverse engineering is you...
  2. SpikeBrewing

    Spike - Steam Condenser Lid

    The lid and kettle don't make a water tight seal however liquid shouldn't be squirting out. Do you have the CIP ball in the top port or the side port? It should be on the lower side port. If all else fails you could get some gasket material to help make a water tight seal...
  3. SpikeBrewing

    Help me decide between Spike CF10 and SSBrewtech Unitank

    If there's any questions we can help with we'd be happy to assist! If you're specifically looking at the lid then I think ours wins hands down. Our lid comes off completely for easy cleaning. With the SS you would need to stick your arm into a small port to try to clean it when the time comes...
  4. SpikeBrewing

    Spike flex racking arm issue?

    There should definitely be an o-ring installed to secure the racking arm. You'll see an o-ring groove machined on the inside. The o-ring could have fallen out or slipped through QC without one. Either way shoot our customer support team a message and they will get you fixed up...
  5. SpikeBrewing

    Spike - Steam Condenser Lid

    Pro Tip: Use a flash light or your phone up against the clear cap and you'll be able to see in pretty well even with condensation. It may be a problem with the older style Blichmann and SS kettles as we have purchased Blichmann and SS kettles to test the fit during development and they all fit...
  6. SpikeBrewing

    SsBrewtech 14gal Unitank Product Review ( and photos )

    See the link below: https://f.hubspotusercontent20.net/hubfs/7288227/Conical%20Cutaway%20Drawings.pdf
  7. SpikeBrewing

    SsBrewtech 14gal Unitank Product Review ( and photos )

    Correct, all of our tanks are specially designed to accommodate both full and half batches. Everything from coil design, to port location to geometry enables this.
  8. SpikeBrewing

    Will a spike solo 10g basket fit in an as brewtech 1V 10g kettle??

    We can confirm it will fit! :rock:
  9. SpikeBrewing

    Spike - Steam Condenser Lid

    We have had this suggestion a couple times however this would significantly increase the price of the unit. Rest assured when the 4" cap is off the steam still goes up the pipe. A 'Pro Tip' is to leave the clamp off and just place the cap/gasket on the ferrule. It will still make a seal and will...
  10. SpikeBrewing

    Spike - Steam Condenser Lid

    When we approached the problem we looked at it two ways (like Bobby mentioned). Do we try to optimize the water usage down to the pint or make sure that absolutely no DMS will be present WITH a factor of saftey since users use products differently than the engineers that designed them ;) We...
  11. SpikeBrewing

    Spike - Steam Condenser Lid

    Unfortunately since the BOM has 11 different components which comes out to 39,916,800 different combinations if my math is correct. I think our shipping department would quit if we opened up the kit for piecemealing like that.
  12. SpikeBrewing

    Spike - Steam Condenser Lid

    We fully understand that HBT is full of DIY homebrewers. We designed a system that out of the box is 100% guaranteed to work correctly and have the testing to verify that. We tested lower flow nozzles and we were not getting the vacuum readings that we wanted and had steam escaping out from the...
  13. SpikeBrewing

    Spike - Steam Condenser Lid

    The minimum pressure we recommend with our sprayer is 6psi. This produces enough misting liquid to have the system work properly. This is backed up by 3rd party lab testing for DMS. The nozzle size, flow rate, pump size, etc has all been designed to work with our system. All this is backed up...
  14. SpikeBrewing

    Spike - Steam Condenser Lid

    You can use your water source but the water usage will be much higher. Our pump is 6psi. Your supply will most likely be 40psi+.
  15. SpikeBrewing

    Spike - Steam Condenser Lid

    The lid uses about 15-25GPH depending on the size lid. We don't recommend recirculating the liquid as it'll be quite hot. We recommend capturing and using it for cleaning. We include a submersible pump. All the user needs to supply is cold water and a bucket.
  16. SpikeBrewing

    Spike - Steam Condenser Lid

    1) We haven't specifically tested this but I don't see why not 2) All the lids will have handles on them. You can lift the lid off or use the 4" port. We recommend using the 4" port but you can use whatever process you like best.
  17. SpikeBrewing

    Spike - Steam Condenser Lid

    See pricing below: 10g - $275 15g - $300 20g - $325 30g - $350 50g - $400 This pricing includes the entire assembly and shipping. See below for all the parts that are included.
  18. SpikeBrewing

    Spike - Steam Condenser Lid

    There are no balance issues. Sits on the kettle very sturdily. You might be able to cut a custom hole to match the lid dimensions.
  19. SpikeBrewing

    Spike - Steam Condenser Lid

    We are extremely excited to announce the upcoming release of our new steam condenser lids! We've had a few people ask what a steam condensing lid is and what the advantages are so we'll talk about them a little more. We hope this thread can spark some discussion around the concept. We're happy...
  20. SpikeBrewing

    Made in USA Brew Kettle?

    We have commercial 1bbl bottom drain tanks that are US made! Shoot our customer support team a note to get a quote. http://help.spikebrewing.com/support/tickets/new
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