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Harry Mason - ITEM # HARDSPILE

Hard Spile for Cask Ale

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  • Buy 25 for $0.89 each and save 11%
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This wooden hard spile is an essential piece of cask equipment. It is inserted at the end of the process to ensure proper cask conditioned ale.


    The hard spile will help your seal and complete your ale's conditioning process. Homebrew casks (sometimes referred to as real ale kegs) initially require a soft spile peg while venting beer. The soft spile is designed to allow excess gas to escape.

    Once you determine that the initial venting process is complete, this hard spile is inserted to ensure that gas is no longer able to escape from the cask. Proper cask conditioned beer will require both soft and hard spiles to be used to vent the cask.

    Both the hard spile and soft spile are essential cask parts used to condition and brew cask beer properly. These wooden cask beer supplies will do the trick.

    Soft Spile sold separately.

    • Made of tropical hardwood
    • Does not allow gas to escape from the cask

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    • 2.25” L
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    to push in the plunger on my shive bung
    Stephen T on Jan 30, 2020
    You need this to puncture Keystone Bung
    Christopher M on Mar 30, 2017
    to push in the plunger on my shive bung
    Stephen T on Jan 30, 2020
    Cask beer project.
    Edgar C on Aug 11, 2017
    You need this to puncture Keystone Bung
    Christopher M on Mar 30, 2017
    Joseph A on Aug 26, 2016
    Because I need it to tap a firkin
    Kileen A on Apr 29, 2016
    Making Real Ale.
    eric w on Nov 19, 2015
    Good for plugging up the cask and keeping co2 in.
    John D on Sep 27, 2015
    Cask beer project.
    Edgar C on Aug 11, 2017
    Joseph A on Aug 26, 2016
    What type of wood makes a hard or soft spile?
    A shopper on Sep 26, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Soft spiles are typically pine or some other pourous wood. Hard spiles are typically longer in size and made of less pourous hardwoods. In my experience all you really need is Hard spiles unless you plan on using a beer engine which require the soft spile to let enough air in such that you have relatively no carbonation left. If you plan on dispensing directly from the cask via a tap a hard spile and a nice slow vent are all you need. I typically hard spile when the beer is ready. Let it slow vent for about 10 minutes then serve. You will be left with the fluffiest head you can imagine if you've carbonated the cask correctly.
    Will this fit a 1 liter barrel at the spigot hole?
    mattms on May 21, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: it might, but it would likely leak. This spike is for venting a firkin.
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