Now Available for Pre-order Only
Pre-order the Flow so you can sit back and relax (preferably with a beer) knowing it will be out the door and in your brewery in no time. Pumps will ship in March.
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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The Flow is the pump your brewery always wanted:
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.
This pump is amazing! It is super quiet and has the fastest flow rate out there. I will definitely be getting another in the near future. Another super happy Spike customer! People need to stop focusing on the small 1% or less of the customers that seem to be having product issues. This is bound to happen in the marketplace and Spike will stand behind all of their products and make things right.
I've used a March pump the last 20 years; this is a major step up. The purge valve is a handy feature and the pump is quiet and powerful. Cleaning is a snap with the tri clamp housing attachment.
Quiet running after the first break in batch. The Spike Flow is quiet and provides a good powerful flow during mashing and whirlpooling. The one thing you need to make sure of is tightening the bleeder valve after the initial cleaning. Give the valve a good inward push to seat it in the threads. Aside from that it was well worth the purchase.
A little quieter than the "other brand", A lot more FLOW, I absolutely LOVE the purge/drain valve design. I do wish there was flow control, however I just installed a Spike ball valve on the outlet and close as needed.
Spike Flow Performance
I have mixed feelings after one brew day with my spike solo. I brewed a Hazy IPA with a 30% malted oats/10% flaked wheat and below are my pros and cons. Pros -Quietest pump i have ever used. I didn't realize how loud my riptide was so this is a win. -The wort flow is by far faster than my riptide and its a noticeable difference. Whirlpool was really moving fast -Due to the increased wort flow CIP is really shining. I noticed my whole system was clean in less time and when it came time to drain before the rinse water was added it took 30 seconds to run 5 gallons of liquid into a bucket -Looks cool as **** and feels like a quality build. -Easy disassembly and no thrush washer to lose is awesome Cons -My biggest complaint is the PRV is incredibly hard to turn. I am not a weak guy and don't mind using a little elbow grease but hopefully the knob becomes easier to turn with time. Secondly I repeatedly unscrewed the priming valve a little too far to the point I had to thread it back into the housing but it was a guessing game when to find the right spot to rethread the valve. Really a bummer when hot wort is spilling out the blow off and it takes a whole minute to thread the valve back in. Maybe some kind of pin or stopper that wont allow you to thread the PRV too far out of the threaded housing would help. -I had maybe a golf ball size amount of grain go through the basket which is typical. The flow repeatedly would get stuck on that same amount of grain every 2-3 minutes when recirculating post mash to get to a boil and at whirlpool. I would shut the pump on and off and it would break free but i switched to the riptide to see if there was a difference and the riptide had no problem. I disassembled the flow and removed the grain and didn't have any problems from there. See my final thoughts below. This hazy I brewed maxed out the solo and was very oat/wheat heavy and fairly thick mash. I definitely threw the hardest test at this pump besides maybe a pastry stout so I am not holding that against the flow for now. The PRV is my biggest concern and something that should be addressed. I now know the flow well enough to only unscrew the prv slightly but it would be nice to have the added protection of a deterrence from removing the PRV from the housing. I am brewing a West Coast Lager on the 26th and I am positive this pump will shine brighter on that brew.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.