Spiking beer – A venerable custom
A hot iron was dipped into the beer, bringing it to a comfortable drinking temperature. Since the iron was often a pointed poker, the procedure was soon called “spiking.”
Today, spiking is a ceremony that sets a highlight in convivial gatherings. Beers with a lot of residual sugar are particularly suitable for spiking. The residual sugar caramelizes, the beer becomes pleasant and round in taste. A special experience is the foam that forms during spiking, it is soft and creamy and – warm!
Drinking the cool beer together with the warm foam is not an everyday treat!
Each spike is packed in a wooden box. You also have the option to customize your spike with name or logo.
Perfect for larger events is the spike-station:
E.g. at Christmas markets 3 spikes are heated at the same time and so one is always ready for use.
The Bukanter ball spike is available in three sizes.
With the small spike you can spike about 1-2 beers, with the medium around 3-4 and with the large about 5 beers.
We recommend the soldering torch with piezo ignition from CFH. This is very easy to use and the cartridge can be changed quickly.