Gigawort® Electric Brew Kettle

  • Gigawort Electric Brew Kettle
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Gigawort® Electric Brew Kettle

SKU 42396

PRICE AS CONFIGURED:

$249.98

-17%

Product Details

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.

Additional Information

SKU

42396

Features:
  • 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

Customer Reviews

Based on 37 reviews
59%
(22)
24%
(9)
5%
(2)
5%
(2)
5%
(2)
T
T.S.
Gigawort Review

I have been propane powered pot brewing for 24 years. Wanted to give an electric brew kettle a try. I brew outside and looked at other brands. Seeing as I don't have 208V in the garage I decided to go Gigawort with the 120V. I like the option of having the 600W and 1600W switch to give you the ability to adjust the heating if needed. After brewing 6 batches... I can say that there are a couple of things you need to be aware of. If your in a hurry to brew this is probably not the tool for you. It does take a while for the pot to heat up. I'm using 2.75 gals of water to start and making 2.5 gallon batches of beer. Boiling off around half a gallon. The specs say the capacity is 4.4 gallons. Keep in mind that you need some room for expansion when you add hops or a wort chiller. If it looks like your going to boil over. Switch it back to 600W for a minute or 2. On the 600W setting your temp will drop and you can avert the boil over.
Make sure that you set your kettle up high enough where you can get your fermenter under the spout. I built a small stand for mine. If I have anything negative to say about the product its the handles. For sure you don't want to try moving the kettle filled with wort. The handles look weak.
You will want to use another thermometer to check out the temperature difference between what the temp sensor reads on the display and what you are reading in the pot. The temp sensor on the pot is located on the bottom of the kettle and next to the heating element is is going to read a bit off from what you get from the thermometer in the upper part of the kettle. On mine its about 3 degree difference. Not a problem once you know this, you can adjust the temp setting on the display and account for the difference. Steeping grains with this works well. Once you get to the steeping temp. Flip the unit to the 600W setting and keep an eye on it. Yow may have to switch it back to 1600W if your temp starts to fall too low.
When you go to add your extract or DME. I flip the unit back to 600W and add your extract slowly. Stir. Stir. Stir. Once your extract is mixed in. Flip the unit back to 1600W and adjust your temp on the display. On my unit I get a nice rolling boil when it is set to 209 degrees.
Overall I am very happy with the Gigawort. No more running out of propane or having the wind cause a flameout on the burner when your steeping. I feel its a great buy if you want to make 2-3 gallon batches or partial boil larger batches.

R
Rylan C.R.J.
gigawort elct brew kettle

Purchased this electric brew kettle first thing after starting back into home brewing after a 30 year pause. I found I didn't have the patience to babysit the pot. Have used it 3 times now and I do like it. Set at 212 to boil works perfectly at my altitude and once you get past any potential early boil over it is effortless and make transfer of the wort simple and quick. Get the chiller also as it makes the cool off just as easy. It is worth the money if you plan to brew every couple of weeks in your kitchen like I am doing. Wish I had this 30 years ago!

S
Steve C.
A Learning Curve, but it works fine

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.

C
Customer
Good Brew Kettle

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

L
Lynn C.
Giga wort

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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 37 reviews
59%
(22)
24%
(9)
5%
(2)
5%
(2)
5%
(2)
T
T.S.
Gigawort Review

I have been propane powered pot brewing for 24 years. Wanted to give an electric brew kettle a try. I brew outside and looked at other brands. Seeing as I don't have 208V in the garage I decided to go Gigawort with the 120V. I like the option of having the 600W and 1600W switch to give you the ability to adjust the heating if needed. After brewing 6 batches... I can say that there are a couple of things you need to be aware of. If your in a hurry to brew this is probably not the tool for you. It does take a while for the pot to heat up. I'm using 2.75 gals of water to start and making 2.5 gallon batches of beer. Boiling off around half a gallon. The specs say the capacity is 4.4 gallons. Keep in mind that you need some room for expansion when you add hops or a wort chiller. If it looks like your going to boil over. Switch it back to 600W for a minute or 2. On the 600W setting your temp will drop and you can avert the boil over.
Make sure that you set your kettle up high enough where you can get your fermenter under the spout. I built a small stand for mine. If I have anything negative to say about the product its the handles. For sure you don't want to try moving the kettle filled with wort. The handles look weak.
You will want to use another thermometer to check out the temperature difference between what the temp sensor reads on the display and what you are reading in the pot. The temp sensor on the pot is located on the bottom of the kettle and next to the heating element is is going to read a bit off from what you get from the thermometer in the upper part of the kettle. On mine its about 3 degree difference. Not a problem once you know this, you can adjust the temp setting on the display and account for the difference. Steeping grains with this works well. Once you get to the steeping temp. Flip the unit to the 600W setting and keep an eye on it. Yow may have to switch it back to 1600W if your temp starts to fall too low.
When you go to add your extract or DME. I flip the unit back to 600W and add your extract slowly. Stir. Stir. Stir. Once your extract is mixed in. Flip the unit back to 1600W and adjust your temp on the display. On my unit I get a nice rolling boil when it is set to 209 degrees.
Overall I am very happy with the Gigawort. No more running out of propane or having the wind cause a flameout on the burner when your steeping. I feel its a great buy if you want to make 2-3 gallon batches or partial boil larger batches.

R
Rylan C.R.J.
gigawort elct brew kettle

Purchased this electric brew kettle first thing after starting back into home brewing after a 30 year pause. I found I didn't have the patience to babysit the pot. Have used it 3 times now and I do like it. Set at 212 to boil works perfectly at my altitude and once you get past any potential early boil over it is effortless and make transfer of the wort simple and quick. Get the chiller also as it makes the cool off just as easy. It is worth the money if you plan to brew every couple of weeks in your kitchen like I am doing. Wish I had this 30 years ago!

S
Steve C.
A Learning Curve, but it works fine

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.

C
Customer
Good Brew Kettle

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

L
Lynn C.
Giga wort

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.