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    Spike Solo Owner's Thread

    I'm wondering about what folks are doing in terms of cleaning - particularly the TC version. Do you disassemble the triclamp fittings and valves after each brew. I did 5 batches before doing so. I run PBW through everything and then rinse with cold water, so I feel like this is unnecessary...
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    Spike Solo Owner's Thread

    Will need to check out options and costs for these parts. I do like to run wort through the chiller for sterilization during the boil and then to drop the temp ~10-20 degrees for the real whirlpool. But the flow is too weak when going through the exchillerator to get an effective whirlpool...
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    Spike Solo Owner's Thread

    Update: Heard back from Spike on the rice hulls. Very fast and professional reply. I won't quote it here since it was a direct mail to me, but the gist was that (a) they aren't necessary based on the design and (b) they don't test with them. My interpretation is that there was nothing...
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    Spike Solo Owner's Thread

    Appreciating all the posts. I'm 4 batches in and did spring for a CF wort chiller - specifically the Exchillerator. Love it! Amazing to go straight into the fermenter at pitching temps. I'm sure the Spike version is great, but the Exchillerator is much cheaper and works great. Regarding...
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    Spike Solo Owner's Thread

    Thanks for sharing the experience. I heard back from Spike and they don't know when they will be getting them in. And they will be $450 when available. I don't know if that was the original price with a system..., but wow, that's a bit spendy for me. I'll probably go with another option for...
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    Spike Solo Owner's Thread

    Thanks, yeah, I figured this was not what was supposed to happen. Need to drain faster, or recirculate slower.
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    Spike Solo Owner's Thread

    Joined the club with a 15 g Solo TC. Did my first brew on the Spike Solo yesterday and I've got to tell you I feel like a pro with this thing. So sturdy, so professional looking, etc. Quite a shift from the cooler mash tun / plain stainless pot I've been using for the past decade. Apologies in...
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