The OG Kettle
The best brew kettle on the market—and we really stand by that statement. Made with the thickest material and U.S. welded fittings, this kettle is a solid piece of steel sold at a factory direct price. Whatever your use is, this kettle will hold up.
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10 years ago, Spike disrupted the homebrewing space by offering brew kettles with welded fittings. While this is a more common practice today, it certainly wasn’t back then. Commercial breweries were using welded fittings, but the homebrew sector was still using a hole and an o-ring to make a seal.
Many suppliers still use this method to connect valves, thermometers, etc., however they are prone to leaking and will eventually wear out.
As of today, Spike is currently the only supplier with a team of experienced in-house welders dedicated to properly fabricating sanitary welded fittings. Spoiler alert: sanitary welds are important when you’re making something that will eventually be turned into beer.
- 2.5 - 6 gallon batch size
- 304 (18/8) stainless steel
- Sanitary welded coupler design (done at our facility in Milwaukee, WI)
- 1.2mm thick walls (thickest on the market)
- 5mm tri-clad bottom (induction capable)
- Internal volume markings
- Polished finish
- 13.8¨ wide by 17.0¨ tall
- Stepped bottom design
- Bottom coupler 1.5" off the bottom (1gal mark)
- Lid is included
Valve sold separately
Our fittings are the strongest and most sanitary connection available. Our in-house welding team makes sure of that...
Thickest on the Market
Spike kettles are 20% thicker than any other kettle on the market. Why? If bigger is better, then so is thicker.
All Spike kettles are designed to be modular. That means you can use them as a hot liquor tank (HLT), mash tun (MT) or boil kettle (BK). As you expand your brewery, you can recommission an older kettle to a new use.
Stepped Bottom Design
Designed for the mash tun and boil kettle, this simple feature makes a world of difference. For the mash tun, it gives the false bottom a solid surface to seal against without the need for annoying gaskets. After boiling, we recommend performing a whirlpool by hand or with a side pickup tube (as shown) and pump. The whirlpool brings all the hops and trub material in the center of the kettle to the lower part of the step. The second pickup tube is used to drain. You’ll see that this sits on the upper step and ensures that very little material gets drained into your fermenter.
While polished stainless looks better, it also serves an important function. It’s easier to clean! If you looked at a brushed stainless kettle under a microscope, you’d see that it’s quite rough. Polished stainless cleans up quicker with less scrubbing and chemicals.
Handles are welded on the front (as opposed to the side) so they take up less horizontal space when used with a three-kettle system like our Trio. Also, the back handle is in the perfect spot to hang your lid on.
A partially rolled lip is far more sanitary than a close rolled lip. A partially rolled lip can’t trap liquid and leftover brewing remnants, but a rolled lip design traps liquid and keeps it there until you’re finished. It’s also much easier to clean.