This review is by Homebrew Finds Reader Benji S. Benji has been brewing for 10 years. His favorite style is Festbier. He’s an all grain brewer and member of WIZA (Whidbey Island Zymurgy Association). Check him out on Instagram at neon_hop
After well over a year of evaluating, I splurged recently and got a Spike Conical (the CF5). I’ve seen quite a few others going through this debate period, so I wanted to provide a hot take to help others in their own decision making process. So far I’ve assembled and prepped it for my first brews, but haven’t actually used it yet. Most of the points here will be about equipment quality/features rather than practice.
For context; I added on the temp control bundle with heater, leg extensions, casters, extended bracing shelf, and a few other nice to haves. So some of these will cover things that aren’t part of the “core” conical package.
Limited Time Deal, Review Continues Below
As of this posting, The Bargain Cave has just added limited quantities of Flex Fermentors and select Spike Conicals. These usually get snatched up quickly…. Availability of Bargain Cave gear is volatile. If you see something you want, my suggestion is to make your purchase quickly.
Check out Spike Brewing’s Bargain Cave – to see what’s available