Want to brew a quick batch without dragging out the gear? Got an extra hour on a weeknight and want to make the most of it? Limited brew space got you down? The Gigawort™ is the answer.
This fully portable electric brew kettle uses a standard 120 GFCI volt outlet, enabling you to brew anywhere, anytime. A fully integrated digital control ensures that steeping grains are always kept at the perfect temperature. Then simply adjust the set temperature to achieve a boil.
Gigawort’s 4.4 gallon capacity is ideal for both small batches and also partial-volume boils for 5 gallon batches. Full stainless steel construction is easy to clean and ensures durability.
The Gigawort utilizes our revolutionary patent-pending Iso-flow bulkhead and dip tube, which makes for trouble-free wort transferring, eliminating the need to lift and pour the wort into your fermentor. Ditch the stove and create your own custom brew cave anywhere you have an outlet.
- Electric kettle, useful for steeping and boiling extract & partial mash recipes.
- 4.4 gallon capacity
- Dual element, 1600W for heating to boiling, 600W for maintaining boil
- Double walled construction for better heat retention
- 304 stainless steel construction
- Digital temperature controller
- Delayed Start feature, 3.5 hour shut-off to prevent total evaporation and safety.
- EZ Clean bulkhead and valve for easy cleaning and assembly. No need for siphoning
- Dimensions: 19.75" high x 10.75" in diameter
As with all things, there is a learning curve with this. I had to fiddle/learn with the digital process, but then it worked fine. I'm not quite sure why a delay function is necessary, as I'd never let a batch go completely un-monitored. The 20 min. steeping of the grains at 170 worked flawlessly. The boil was a hassle when set at 212 degrees, as it would shut off and drop to 206 before kicking in again. Then I realized that if you set the temp to 215 it will continue to boil and not shut off. HOWEVER, when the initial boil starts, you'd better be there to stir the foam or you'll have a boil over, and again when adding the initial hops. After that, it boils like crazy, and is sort of on auto-pilot for the whole hour, even with additional hops additions. You do have to stir the malt in very well when adding the malt to prevent a scorch or error code...take your time and it will work well. after the 1 hour, my old chiller fit with no problems.
My only con (after figuring out the above comments) is that it would be nice to be able to do a full 5 gallon boil. But being fastidious, I boiled 2+ gallons on the side and cooled it with my chiller before adding it to the car boy. Yes, the temperature gauge is a little off, but when set at 215 there's a consistent boil and not a problem. The yeast kicked in within 12 hours. Yup, I like it.
I have brewed 3 batches of beer in this kettle and it works great. The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars is there is a safety feature that is not explained with the instructions. If liquid extract is added, the unit may have a burn notice. To restart the kettle after a burn notice: 1. unplug it 2. the reset button is on the bottom of the kettle. Be careful when the kettle is full when depressing the button. 3. make sure the extract is dissolved 4. replug in the device then brew
I like the appearance, I wish I'd been able to use it. I have been slammed busy with life to get to it. I am, however really looking forward to the time I get to use it.
I would give a 4 star because the directions do not really explain how to work it. For example it doesn’t say if you turn it off on the front and not the side it will continue to read the temperature. Otherwise it works great.
The Gigawort brewer is perfect for brewing in a confined area. I bought a glass top electric stove that could not handle what I was brewing. I set Gigawort up in the corner my basement powder room and it has worked like a champ. This got me back to my full time hobby of brewing again!
I have had no issues with its functionality.