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Gigawort™ Electric Brew Kettle

Gigawort™ Electric Brew Kettle

SKU: 42396

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.

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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 ensure 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
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3.8 / 5.0
14 Reviews
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1 Star
Didn’t get to try it
I had a stroke. The dr said no more beer do I sent it back.
December 29, 2018
2 months ago
Unit Has Flaws
There are two key flaws with this unit.
It hits its target temp and then (slowly) exceeds it and then corrects below the target temp. It see saws. Not super fast but it has a little trouble sticking to a single degree.
Secondly, the valve design is highly flawed. While tightening the outside nut, the ball valve loosens, and then when tightening the ball valve, the outside nut loosens. I think the collar is part of the problem. By removing the collar, the outside nut can be tightened and then using a grip wrench, the ball valve can be tightened down.
November 29, 2018
2 months ago
Excellent purchase
This is a great little kettle and brings wort to a rolling boil. It's also very light and easily portable.
November 17, 2018
3 months ago
Works well with one exception
I bought this so I can brew in my basement in the winter. It looks great and comes to a boil pretty quick. Easy to use and clean. My only complaint (and I've heard this from other reviews) is that when you reduce temp to add your malt, it goes into an error code every time. You have to drag out this kettle of hot liquid and hit the reset button which is in the middle of the bottom. Not the best situation. So far I haven't burned myself bit you need to be VERY careful. If the Mfg has a comment on why this happens I would be glad to hear it. That's the only downside so far. Great construction and the black mirror finish makes it look great in my brewroom
November 2, 2018
3 months ago
Response from Midwest Supplies
The main thing to remember is not to turn down the heat but to turn it off completely. What happens otherwise is the thick heavy malt syrup sinks to the bottom and quickly burns to the bottom from the heating element. Turning the heat off first then adding the syrup and mixing helps to make sure this does not happen. Cheers!
November 10, 2018
William R
Gigawort Brew Kettle
Great right out of the box...No problems...but have only made one batch so far...If I had to "Nitpick"..."I"... would state in the instructions...that when you reach the boil temp...flip the temp switch from 1600W to 600W...The boil lag time is shorter and the boil less aggressive at the 600W setting...Great time saver and easy to clean!
July 26, 2018
6 months ago
Makes brewing easy
Since my recent purchase of the Gigawort I have brewed a Hanks Hefeweizen, a Fresh Squished IPA and a Snow Plow Porter. Following the directions resulted in all three brewing without a problem. They all turned out excellent. Very convenient and easy to use. The electronic temperature control is my favorite feature. I don't have to worry about constantly adjusting the gas like with the stove or a propane burner. I'm sure it's ease of use will result in me brewing more often.
July 5, 2018
7 months ago
Brewing is now a LOT easier!
I bought this earlier this year, and I have to say it makes the job a lot easier! I was a little thrown off by setting the timer, the trick is not to press 'set' after you've set the number of seconds, just let it go and it will start on its own (better docs on this would help). I really like the dip tube feature. I get a continuous flow out of the kettle and into my wort chiller until the kettle is practically empty. This is something I always wrestled with when using my homemade kettle& spigot. Thanks for a great product!
July 2, 2018
10 months ago
Worked perfectly
After a small hiccup with the first Gigawort we received (a bad seal around the thermometer sensor which lead to leaking), we received a replacement and finally had a chance to use it this weekend with an extract brew we were making. Everything went smoothly; we had no issues with codes (we did turn off the unit to add the LME and DME), and outside of a small discrepancy between the built-in thermometer and our normal brew thermometer, it reached temps for steeping and boil quickly and held temps with no issue. Would definitely recommend if brewing indoors and your stovetop just isn't up to snuff for boiling gallons of liquid.
Gigawort Setup
Gigawort Setup
May 21, 2018
8 months ago
Don't do it.
Just really disappointed in myself for spending the money. I've done three batches in this thing and all three were ruined. I've wasted $150 in brewing ingredients so far. For some reason when I brew I get the error code 4 which shuts the whole thing down because it thinks it's running dry. My brew session today was awful. 19 times, yes nineteen (19) times I got the error code, during which I had to scrape the bottom of the kettle with a long spoon, reset the button on the bottom, and start boiling again for 3 minutes. After all that, I had burnt wort flowing around the wort. I followed the instructions to a tee. Even my recipe was as simple as can be. I'm at the point where I don't even think I can use it anymore because I can't risk wasting more money. My wife is even starting to wonder how many more times I'm going to try this thing hoping for the best. I saw Rick T's review on here and Midwest's reply was that it must be an isolated incident so I thought I'd pile on and reveal a trend with the Gigawort. Not sure where to go from here.
March 4, 2018
1 year ago
Response from Midwest Supplies
Benjamin, we are sorry to hear of your review. We have some troubleshooting tips and will be reaching out to you to share them and decide on the next steps for this unit if the troubleshooting doesn't help. If you are building up enough protein on the bottom of the kettle to trip the error, we will want to discuss your processes as well. Customer Service will be following up to see what we can do to erase the disappointment.
March 5, 2018
Todd J Staff
I love it, but there’s a serious design flaw
I have now brewed two batches in my Gigawort. I have to say that I love the product overall. It holds steeping temperatures amazingly well, comes to a boil quickly, and as long as you get rid of the extra foam at the top there’s almost no chance of a boil over. It has dramatically improved my brew day experience. Setup and cleanup are comparatively a breeze.

The problems come in when adding extract. As another reviewer noted this was likely from the extract being too syrupy and triggering a dry kettle error. I have had this happen with both batches I brewed. The second batch I went to great lengths to make sure the LME was warmed throughout and poured it very slowly. I still had an error.

The instructions say to press the reset button, unplug the unit, plug it back in and you should be all set. These steps do work. The problem is that the reset button is on the middle of the bottom of the unit.

At this point you have around 3 1/2 gallons of near boiling liquid in the pot. You have to finagle around to press the button to reset the unit. I haven’t had much trouble with this, but I can see where some people would. I can see this being a huge liability issue as one slip at the wrong time could cause someone to get seriously burned.

In my case I plan on building a brew bench and I can accommodate the reset button with a hole under the kettle - but this really should be changed before someone gets hurt.

Overall I would recommend the product, but be very wary of this issue. Either the button needs to be moved or the sensor adjusted to allow for seamless extract additions.
February 4, 2018
1 year ago
Response from Midwest Supplies
Thanks for the review! We are glad you like the Gigawort! We suggest and have found, that powering off the power when adding any extract prevents the error. If you have any other questions or concerns, please let us know. Until then, Happy Brewing!
February 5, 2018
Todd J Staff
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Could you perform a mash in this and set your temps?
A shopper on Dec 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, it's only 4.4 gallons so unless you're doing a micro batch it's not going to be big enough to mash in.
Will they ever come out with a bigger unit then this one, like an 8 ro 10 gallon unit???
Andrew G on Mar 27, 2018
I'm considering using this to do 1gallon experimental batches (AG) as well as some souring techniques. Will this hold temp for days at a time or only for a short period?
A shopper on Oct 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: There is a timer that holds the temperature for a set amount of time. It defaults to 3.5 hours when turned on. I’m not sure what the maximum time setting is because my longest boil has been 60 minutes. I haven’t tried going longer than 3.5 hours only shorter
How many amps?
Wayland K on Mar 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Well let’s see, since Volts*Amps=Watts then Amps=Watts/Volts. It runs on 120V and it says 1600W for heating and 600W to maintain boil so by doing some simple math 1600W/120V=13.3A and 600W/120V=5A.
What is the inside diameter and height of the kettle portion?
A shopper on Dec 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The inside dimensions are 9.75" w x 13.5" h. One thing of note is this is all one piece. The kettle does not separate from the heating element.
Can the Gigawort be wired for 220V?
A shopper on May 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi there- it cannot be wired for 220V. Cheers!
Is there a mash basket in the works for this? Or one already available that will fit?
A shopper on Mar 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We do not have a mash basket for the Gigawort. You could however use a Brew In A Bag approach to get the same final result.
I was on the verge of ordering one but the reviews made me hesitate. Still, shutting off the heater when adding extract doesn’t seem unreasonable. You move a kettle off the burner when you add extracts anyway. One concern I do have though is boilovers when adding hops. On my stove I can move my kettle off the burner when that becomes an issue. Does this unit have a fast enough response time if that happens? Or is residual heat still going to be a problem?
A shopper on Mar 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for contacting Midwest Supplies. I understand you have some questions on the temperature for the Gigawort. There will be some learning curves with any use of product. However, the temperature fix is easy, you just have to set the temperature much higher. When you want your wort to boil you need to set your thermostat in the Gigawort to 218 degrees Fahrenheit which will over-ride it turning off once it gets close to a boil. When we say "rolling" boil during a boil, we really mean we want to see some movement in the water, but you don't have to boil it hard. This will help prevent boil overs. Also only putting half of the recommended water in the total capacity of the vessel will help prevent them by giving room to catch it in time. If you do have some foaming when adding the hops, I keep a spray bottle of water and just spray the foam. It will help it dissipate. The Gigawort is well insulated, so it will take a little longer for response from the wort, so being cautious is always a good thing. Cheers!
Any stock update for March 2018? Thanks!
A shopper on Mar 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Gigawort is currently in stock. Cheers!

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