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Spike Flow

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It's time to go with the (higher) Flow. With features like an Air Relief Valve (ARV), 6-vane impeller design, stainless steel precision machined casting and an integrated impeller shaft and thrust bearing, the Flow is the newest and most badass pump to hit the market.


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Overview

Higher Pressure & Flow-What's more important? Moving your wort quickly or a powerful CIP? The Spike Flow is leading at both. No compromises here. 

Air Relief Valve-Air in your lines creating headaches? The Flow features an ARV bleed system. Problem solved. 

Clog Proof Impeller-With the built-in chopping tines on the impeller, you'll never have to stop mid-Brew Day because of a clogged pump head. 

Quietest on the Market-The Flow is for brewers who prefer listening to their brewing playlist or the game on TV rather than a loud pump. 

Specs: 

• Best-in-class 9GPM (gallons/minute) flow rate
• Best-in-class 9.5 PSI of pressure 

• Air Relief Valve (ARV) makes priming easy and convenient
• Built in 1/2" drain barb
• 6-vane impeller design optimized for performance and durability
• 304 stainless steel precision machined casting with maximized inlet and outlet ports
• Integrated chopping tines to prevent clogging
• Proprietary FDA black treatment applied to the pump head

• Black anodized motor shell

• Easy disassembly, cleaning and reassembly

• Ultra-quiet, fan enclosed motor: 120v, 60 Hz, 1.5A
• 6 foot power cord 
• 9" length x 5" width x 7" height 
• Continuous use rated

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03/17/2024
Ryan H.
United States United States

It’s a badass pump!

I use this pump in my home brewery, but I also use it in my commercial brewery to move water from one tank to the other so I’m not tying up my cart pump. I love the long power cord and taking it apart for cleaning is super easy with the big try-clamp that holds the front part on. Get one and you won’t be disappointed!

J
02/04/2024
joshua SVG verified by SHOP
United States United States

Ok so I wanted to give this up O some time to see how it would be after some use. Things started out great. It was quiet would move transfer wort faster than I ever needed. I ran the pump for three Cip cycles and three brew cycles. At the start of the third brew cycle it was leaking and the impeller wouldn’t turn. Took apart the unit and found that the set screw on the drive shaft had came loose. Rea assembled the unit and it worked. 4th brew cycle the entire into was frozen up the bearing had seized up from the leaking wort. Took the pump apart and was able to free up the drive shaft. Now the pump growls like my old riptide pumps did anytime liquid got close to the bearings. The impellers are better than the riptide pump and I like that the bleed valve is not on the top of the pump head like the riptide. It’s pretty much a riptide motor with a different pump head. Hopefully I won’t have any more issues!

JA
01/22/2024
Joshua a.
United States United States

Good pump after it was rebuilt

It seems to be a good pump, but it arrived in an unusable condition. It was seized up and needed to be taken apart, realigned and rebuilt. Also, the set screw area inside looked like a dog chewed it up. I contacted support. The phone number was inactive. After a few days, my email was returned. They provided instructions on how to diagnose the problem, how to fix it and rebuild. They did not even acknowledge the chewed up set screw issue. After all this, it turned out to be a good pump. I was intending to buy further products from Spike, but after this experience, I don't think I can trust that any purchases won't result in similar issues.

CW
11/29/2023
Chris W.
United States United States

Great pump!

Looks great and works even better. Awesome unit!

CO
11/26/2023
Charles O.
United States United States

Great flow but an inexcusable design flaw

This review has waited long enough, and I am extremely disappointed Spike did not reply to the Support ticket I submitted. After installing the Spike Flow pump, I contacted Spike Support on 9/5/23 and reported a design flaw. In my report I pointed out the base of the pump is attached to the switch housing with a single, yes just one, screw. So, if you put any side load on the pump, like installing a fitting or connecting a hose, the pump swivels on its base. I found this to be unacceptable and modified the base attachment by drilling an additional hole in the switch housing and base, tapping the base for an 8-32 screw, cutting an 8-32 screw to the correct length, and then installing it. This eliminated the problem of the pump swiveling with a side load. The additional screw is the upper one in the picture of the base. Aside from this flaw, the pump works well and definitely has much higher flow.

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Air Relief Valve

Placing a purge valve on the inlet side of the pump provides the best way of getting air out of your pump head and hoses. Just twist the easy to grip knurled knob, then water and air start to flow through the ARV outlet.

We even placed a little barb in the pump head casting that faces front and center, so it's easy to collect fluid out of the barb and dump it back into your kettle. Since the inlet of the pump doesn't produce any pressure, the valve can be open even when the pump is flowing and you won't get sprayed.

Higher Pressure

Why is higher pressure better? Well, high pressure makes for better cleaning when using a CIP ball. It also helps give a better whirlpool when running through a chiller. It helps move your wort quickly when pumping through hoses, which ultimately shortens your Brew Day. 

Higher Flow

7,874 feet of 3D printer filament and almost 100 pump prototypes designs...that's what was required as part of developing the Spike Flow pump head. The was crucial for achieving our industry-leading performance goals. We invested in further techniques such as clear SLS prints (so we could see and visualize the water and air flow through the housing) and CNC machined parts to be able to run hot water and wort testing before our casting tools were ready for prime time. 

How to Use the Spike Flow Brew Pump

Walk through how to use the Spike Flow brew pump. Learn how to easily prime with the ARV (air release valve) and how the removable tri-clamp head results in a quicker clean up!

Spike Flow | Engineering AMA

What makes the Spike Flow the best brew pump on the market? Well, Adam, Ryan and Michelle from our engineering team help answer questions from Instagram, the Spike User Group and ones that came in via email.

Spike vs. Competition | Spike Flow

Watch as we show off the newest and most badass brew pump on the market in this latest edition of Spike vs. the Competition. Ben (Owner of Spike) and Adam (Head Engineer at Spike) walk you through the benefits of the new Spike Flow and also discuss the pros and cons of other brew pumps on the market.

How to Use the Spike Flow Brew Pump

How to Use the Spike Flow Brew Pump

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Spike Flow | Engineering AMA

Spike Flow | Engineering AMA

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Spike vs. Competition | Spike Flow

Spike vs. Competition | Spike Flow

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Clog Proof Impeller

Ever deal with a clogged pump on Brew Day? The Flow features integrated chopping tines on the impeller, which chops up solids like hops, grain and trub to prevent clogging. 

02 / 04

Quietest

Shhh, brewing in progress. Due to the optimized pump head flow path design, coupled with a totally enclosed motor, utilizing roller bearings, we've been able to achieve the quietest brew pump on the market. 

03 / 04

Tri-Clamp Attaching

Gone are the days where you need a screwdriver to take apart the four or more screws to open up your pump head. We borrowed the tri-clamp attaching design that commercial brewery pumps have been using for decades and made it available for the homebrewing community. Taking apart your brew pump to give it a good soak now takes 10 seconds or less. 

04 / 04

Looks Damn Fine

Design isn't an afterthought for us. The Spike Flow was designed to perform and look best in class. It features a black anodized motor shell, shot-blasted housing and 304 stainless steel precision machined casting with maximized inlet and outlet ports. 

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