Spike Brewing Kettle Review (2021). READ before buying?

Having rigged up a few DIY brewing setups over the years, I was always under the impression that all brewing kettles were more or less similar and did the same job despite their differences in material and build. Upgrading to Spike’s brewing kettles; I was pleasantly surprised to be proven wrong. Spike’s 15-gallon kettle replaces my current one, and they offer their brewing systems as Spike and Spike Plus models with the Plus model featuring some smart upgrades.

Features of  Spike Brewing Kettle

  • The one feature that stands out is that the kettles are modular; they can be used as the Boil Kettle (BK), Mash Tun (MT) or the Hot Liquor Tank (HLT).
  • High quality, sanitary TIG-welded kettles are NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) listed and complied with their high standards.
  • Heavy duty 1.2mm thick 304 stainless steel walls gives the kettles a robust build making it last for years.
  • Front to back handles helps save about 12 inches of set up space on a 3-kettle single tier system. The handles also function as a lid holder.
  • Partially rolled top lip along with offering stiffness to the kettle is also easy to clean and maintain, unlike fully rolled lip that collects liquid and gunk.
  • Tri-clad bottom with an aluminium core sandwiched between layers of stainless steel gives a uniform temperature distribution.
Spike Brewing Kettle

My Experience

Why this kettle is Worth Your Money ?

Although it is slightly on the pricey end compared to most other kettles on the market, Spike’s adherence to quality and innovative design is worth paying for. Great design often equates to great looks, and this is true in case of Spike’s gorgeous looking kettles.

I’ve been able to brew over 10 batches of beer with consistent taste and quality thanks to their smart features that allow precise process control. Other than a few tweaks to make their valve’s profile and to add a hook to the lid, there are no changes I’d want to be done on these kettles.

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