Steam Condenser Lid

55 reviews
  • Steam Condenser Lid
  • Steam Condenser Lid
  • Steam Condenser Lid
  • Steam Condenser Lid
  • Steam Condenser Lid

$295.00

 

Built to transform steam into liquid during the boil, our steam condenser lid will enable you to brew inside without worrying about moisture collecting on your walls and ceiling, which can cause mold issues. These lids are not only designed to fit Spike kettles, but will also work with most other kettle brands on the market.

From a better boil-off rate to major cost savings and conveniences, you will find many benefits by adding this to your brew setup.

Features & Specs:

  • Replaces the need to install a hood for indoor brewing
  • Prevents mold from forming on walls and ceiling
  • Third-party lab tested to show that DMS is completely undetectable (under 25 ppb) after only 30-45 minutes of boiling (report HERE)
  • Discharge water will be hot and can be used for cleaning
  • Compared to boiling without a lid, our SCL has a 50% reduced boil-off rate and results in a ~6% total boil-off.
  • Compatible with Spike Kettles and the Spike Solo
  • 1.5" tri-clamp port for CIP ball
  • 4" tri-clamp port for hop additions
  • Water usage (recirculating discharge water until it reaches 120F):
    • 5 gallons/hour for 10g, 15g & 20g lids
    • 8 gallons/hour for 30g &. 50g lids
  • Lid, pump, condenser mister, piping, clamps, gaskets, barbs & caps included with purchase
  • For more information, see our FAQ.
  • To get started using the lid, see our Steam Condenser Lid Product and Process guides.



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MS
05/14/2022
Mike S.
United States

Condenser lid

Works really well, I’m able to keep water in my brew and the room doesn’t fill up with condensation. I’ve used it three times so far

R
05/08/2022
Russell
United States United States

Great I had no steam issues. And no off flavor in the beer. Thanks for making a great product.

MM
02/23/2022
Michael M.
United States United States

Steam Condenser Lid

Lid has worked great! I am so happy we purchased this and it is a worthy investment.

AM
02/10/2022
Abiesel M.
United States United States

Stream Condenser Lid

Great tool, excellent performance. No more brewing with the garage door open

RB
01/08/2022
Rob B.
United States United States

Innovative product

I had the opportunity of brewing on my new 15 gallon Spike Brewing Solo+ system a few weeks back and was able to use the steam condenser lid. I was very impressed with the performance. I'm brewing in my basement so I wanted to avoid the steam build-up on the walls and the humidity in the basement. It eliminated all steam release during the boil. Obviously, when you are mashing and draining, there will be some steam released but not as much as if you were boiling with an open top. One of the things to keep in mind is that this lid dramatically reduces your boil-off percent, so factor this into your brewing software. You will surprisingly end up with a lot more wort than you were originally anticipating. Also, the condensate tube (returns your hot steam-turned-water to the cooling bucket) must be above your cooling water level at all times. If you're cooling water level rises to submerge the end of your condensate tube, the vacuum effect inside the condenser lid will cease to operate and you will get steam escaping from under the lid. A concern purchasing this was the amount of water that this would consume. To me, using 15-20 gallons of water to cool one brew session's worth of steam is not an eco-friendly way to brew. My hack to address this was to put enough water to cover the steam lid pump in a bucket and then add a whole bunch of frozen cooling blocks that I've had sitting around in my freezer. This dramatically lowered the temperature of the water and allowed me to go through a nice chunk of my boil without having to fill any water from the tap back into the pump bucket ( and this was for a 90 minute boil). I did have to dump off some of the water from the bucket twice (into the washing machine) and start again with some cool water from the tap but, again, I only added enough water to really cover the pump and let the cooling b!ocks help decrease the temperature of the cooling water. You will need a lot of cooling blocks for this, and i just hapened to have them sitting around. My goal is to use no more than 4 or 5 gallons of water total on this cooling process. Overall, as with all Spike Brewing products, this is a really well-built lid designed for years of use. It did it's job very well, and once you get used to using it, should be fairly flawless.

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