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Gigawort™ Electric Brew Kettle


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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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Gigawort™ Electric Brew Kettle

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  • Gigawort™ Electric Brew Kettle
  • Gigawort™ Control Panel
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  • Gigawort™ Steeping Grains
  • Gigawort™ IsoFlow Bulkhead
  • Gigawort™ IsoFlow Bulkhead
  • Gigawort™ Gallon Markings
Product Details
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
Additional Information
4.5 / 5.0
23 Reviews
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Sparge WaterVessel
The apparent build quality seems very good. It was purchased solely to heat and hold sparge water for 5 gal all grain/all electric brewing. Have not actually used yet, but am optimistic that it will fulfill its purpose. Chosen over the Grainfather sparge water heater because of better plumbing (outlet valve) and lower price.
April 21, 2018
1 month ago
Nice pot for small batch or partial boil.
I really liked this for a small test batch. The temperature control is nice and seams fairly accurate. I added my steeping grains and held the temperature at 156° for 30 minuets which worked great. I started with 3 gallons for boil off and that was a little to much for my comfort in the house (steam & rolling boil splash). I moved outside but on an early spring morning with a breeze the pot could not maintain a boil. So I moved again to the garage. In the garage the pot preformed great.
My only real complaint is the bulkhead. There is no good way to hold the inner bulkhead during assembly (the inner portion is round and only 1/8" thick). When you tighten the jam nut I figure it is good enough to seal the o-ring but then when adding the ball valve holding the bulkhead from spinning gets tricky. I just never felt real confident of the ball valve bulkhead assembly.
April 21, 2018
1 month ago
First time brew today
First brew today. Like it very much. Some suggestions for improvements.
The drain bulkhead passes through two sheet metal containers, the inner and the outer. If the inner o-ring leaks there is no seal to prevent wort leakage into the area between the inner and outer container. That is a matter of concern. How about a silicone seal?
The volume markings on the inside of the pot are almost impossible to read during the boil. How about a glass tube on the outside with volume markings?
Mash was good, although there is a six degree drop before heat comes on againand a seven degree overshoot. A setting of 156 produced a low of 149 and a high of 163. How about making these programable
1/2" ball valve is too big. I replaced it with a smaller valve
Volume marking on the inside was the wort problem. It's just not readable during the boil.
Good news is the boil was okay, a matter of concern at only 1600 watts.
April 18, 2018
1 month ago
Don’t wait get this brew kettle ASAP.
I finally pulled the trigger and bought this brew kettle. Winter around here just won’t go away and brewing in the garage was not an option at these tempatures. This item gave me a way of brewing in my basement. I have brewed 2 batches so far and have not had any burnt wort like a couple of posts have mentioned. That really concerned me and made me a little hesitant on making the purchase. I’m glad I finally made the purchase but now I’m kicking myself for waiting this long.
April 14, 2018
1 month ago
The gigawort is a great tool for the extract brewer.
I really like the kettle. I bought the silver serpent cooler also so all I have to do is brew then cool and dump straight from the kettle to the carboy. Great product. This thing held temp at a boil but never got close to boiling over. Was awesome.
April 13, 2018
1 month ago
I’m not impressed with the gigawort as it shuts down during the extract addition. The reset is under the unit and is hard to get to during brewing. Northern is allowing me to return for merchandise refund only. I’m thinking of working with AIH from now on.
March 28, 2018
4 months ago
Worth It
Very nice for the money. A learning curve with the delayed timer but not difficult. I do wish it were a few gallons larger or perhaps a way to expand the tank because I prefer to make 5 gallon batches. Still completely doable. I simple mash to a much higher gravity and top off before boil and after boil to get the desired amount of wort into the fermenter. With that said, it is perfectly described and performs exactly as advertised. I would recommend and would purchase again.
February 19, 2018
4 months ago
Solid product
This kettle was everything I expected. It's quick and easy to use, and a lot less dangerous than risking fumes in the house.
February 7, 2018
3 months ago
A truly beautiful piece of beer engineering, at a very affordable price!
The Gigawort replaced my Sous Vide double-boiler system of stainless steel kettles. I have doubled my BIAB output from 1 gallon to two gallon output of fermentable wort. With the 1600W switch, temperature increases to the next target temp in my step-mash schedule is FAST! The construction and finish of this appliance is truly something to behold. My next purchase will be an immersion chiller, but am OK currently with attaching a 1/2" ID hose to the bulkhead and finishing it off in a separate kettle in an ice bath.
February 5, 2018
3 months ago
Nice edition to a newbie to home brewing
Nice piece of equipment and for a beginner Brewer helps make the process easier. I have noticed in order to keep a boil 212 F you have to set it to 218 F.Great product
February 5, 2018
3 months ago
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does this operate similar to the Braumeister? Does this handle mashing and boiling all in one vessel? How does it keep the mash grains separated? what is the maximum weight of grains it can handle?
A shopper on Oct 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Gigawort is an all in one systems that accommodates mashing and boiling. The unit does not come with a mash basket but is capable with the BIAB method. It has a 4.4 Gallon Capacity so the maximum amount of grain would depend on your liquid volumes and mash thickness.
How do you chill the wort before siphoning it into the fermenter?
A shopper on Oct 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, all mentioned Chillers will fit. There is a small 'temp stub?' on bottom of pot but it is maybe only a 1/4" long.
My copperhead style chiller is 9" diameter and the pot is 10.75" diameter, plenty of room.
Does the pot detach from the base so I can clean the pot without causing electrical damage?
A shopper on Nov 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Gigawort™ is a single piece unit - You will need to take care when washing in order to avoid damaging the electronics.
are there any pics of the inside and videos of this kettle?
Sean B on Oct 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Sean, There will be additional pics and videos coming soon.
It’s November! When can I buy it!!!!!?????
A shopper on Nov 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We expect it to be available for you to purchase in November, keep an eye on it. It will be here in time for the holiday season!
I saw it was in stock yesterday, but now it’s out of stock already? When will you have more in? I need one by next week!
A shopper on Nov 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Gigawort was temporarily marked as "instock" but we do not yet have the product available. We expect it within the next two weeks.
When will it be in stock?
Michael B on Jan 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi there,
We are expecting them towards the end of February. Cheers!
When will this be available for purchase??
A shopper on Nov 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We expect to officially launch sales of the Gigagwort in early December. We suggest using the "notify me" feature to know exactly when it launches. There is a lot of excitement for this product.
One of the reviews states that the heating element will only turn back on when the temperature drops Bundy 6 degrees. Is this true? Can it be used for doing a mini mash and hold temperature within 1 degree?
Shawn M on Dec 28, 2017
How about taking my money for this now and putting it in a box to me the second it comes in? Pre-Orders????
David F on Nov 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We love the enthusiasm! We are not taking pre-orders at this time but will make sure to let everyone know when it is available.
I would like to use this for small batch BIAB, how accurate does the controller hold temperature? In other words, how far does the temp drop before the element kicks back on?
A shopper on Jan 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: My unit stayed within 3-4 degrees of setpoint
How many degrees does it increase per minute? So I can calculate how long it would take to get to steeping temp and then to boiling. Also is there any issues with scorching the bottom when adding extract?
A shopper on Nov 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The temperature rise will depend on which element is running. Assuming you are running highest highest power setting the temperature rise is approximately 2-3 degrees per minute. Yes - just as in all extract recipes you will need to stir and cut off the heat when adding extract to avoid scorching. Cheers!
How long does it take to bring 2.5 gallons to a boil?
Patty M on Nov 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It takes approximately 45 minutes to go from room temperature to a boil with a 3 gallon volume. With 2.5 gallons it will be a bit less.
Will this unit work for 1 to 3 gallon batch sizes? I purchased a 3 gal BIAG for chocolate milk stout but would liket o know if this unit would work for your 3 gallon kit?
Bill R on Oct 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Gigawort has a 4.4 gallon capacity; provided your volumes stay under that it will work for your small batch needs! Hope this helps!
Is the dip tube adjustable as to the depth of wort left in the kettle?
Nathan M on Dec 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, works great. Will go all the way to bottom of kettle if you want.
What is the temperature range? Does it increase in increments of 1’s, 5’s or 10’s of degrees? In other words how precise is the temp setting?
A shopper on Dec 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure what the upper range is for the temperature is. But the temperature does change in increments of 1 degree. For a 3 gallon boil the instructions state to set the temperature to 218 degrees. I can confirm it will at least go up that high.
Can you install a false bottom to mash?
A shopper on Mar 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Perhaps, if you have a false bottom of the proper size. You'd want one between 9 and 10 inches across, so it'd fit in the unit. You could use the Iso-flow hose barb to attach it to the bulkhead at the side.
A reviewer mentioned that this unit will allow the temperature to fluctuate by 6 degrees before turning the element back on. Is this true? So it can’t be used for mashing?
A shopper on Dec 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The unit's thermometer is located down on the bottom. The critical temperature reading, in an all-grain BIAB, would be inside the grain mash. My additional thermometer, located in the grain mash, with pro-active stirring, showed a 1 degree fluctuation. As with any affordable homebrew setup, there is no such thing as "set it and forget it" system--you should arm yourself with an additional thermometer to achieve accurate step-mash temperature targets.
Does this pot have volume marking etched on the inside?
A shopper on Dec 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, markings up to 4 gallons (and 15 liters).
What kind of warranty is there and if not Is there an availability for parts and what are the price range?
A shopper on Dec 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi there, we have a 1 year warranty on all of our products. Cheers!
Is this insulated in any way?
A shopper on Nov 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It appears to be double-walled, but as far as I can tell there is no insulation between those walls.
Can we sign up for notifications when this product is available to purchase?
A shopper on Nov 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi there,
We don't have a way to do that but we are hoping to have them sometime this month. Cheers!
Will there be a bigger one? One to do 5 gallon all grain batches?
A shopper on Oct 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We do not have plans to make an all-grain version of the Gigawort at this time.
Would this work for most extract kits, where the boil volume is typically under 4 gallons?
A shopper on Apr 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it should be fine for virtually all extract kits. I really like mine, especially since it gets me out of the kitchen for the boil. I was worried that the narrow diameter might result in boil overs. However, since the Gigawort automatically cuts off the power when boiling temperature (which you set) is reached, that has not been a problem. The Gigawort then automatically puts the power back on after the temperature drops a few degrees. The only issue I have is that the unit is somewhat awkward to clean because it's all one unit and you obviously cannot get the electrical components wet. Hope this helps.
Can this be set to heat up to and run a temp of 150f? Basically, I am wondering if the unit can hold a temperature that low, as everything else I see is about much higher temps. Thx in advance.
A shopper on Apr 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it can. Start at the higher wattage to reach temperature and then you can switch to the lower wattage to maintain. I started my BIAB mash at 142 degrees and this kept it at that temp beautifully.
How long would cooling take without an immersion chiller?
A shopper on Jan 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: What I did was let it sit in the gigawort for half hr temp was 145 then I had 2.5 gals of cold water in the carboy and drain the wort into it and lightly shuck the carboy while it was draining in once done the wort was about 100 degrees then put the one Way valve in to allow it to get to 80 degrees which took about 45 mins then put the yeast in. Hope this helps
I've used the Gigawort twice, and neither time was I able to get a temp reading of over 210 on the digital read out. There is a nice rolling boil and a reading with another thermometer showed a reading of 212. I have the target set at 218 but so far it hasn't reached that point. I did a grain bag at 156 and it cycled back and forth between 152 and 158. Will my wort be ok?
Dan S on Apr 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have had the same problem as not getting a good high temp, but it did boil and has work well with my wort so far. I guess it is , you get what we pay for a very nice entry electric kettle but I am sure there is better but with a higher price tag. As a whole I like it and it works, maybe not as good as we would like but it does the job. The only next best is twice the cost so I have learned it's little off traits and so far have had good results. I hope this helps you.
do I have to be concerned with boil-over with the Gig-a-wort brew kettle?
A shopper on Feb 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not if you don't use the lid. Set the temperature at 218 degrees and it will cycle between 212 and 218 to maintain the boil. Stir during the heating cycles to 218 to avoid solids sticking to the bottom. Take a break while the wort cools from 218 to 212.
Does this chill to wort after it is done brewery In what is the smallest bat size do you recommend brewing in this?
Brian C on Mar 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You need to chill the wort with either an immersion wort chiller (which I use) or you could connect a counter flow to the outlet. I only brew mini mash. The most grain I've mashed in it is four pounds, which seems just right. Any more would make sparging rather difficult.
what diameter tubing is needed for the out spout?
A shopper on Feb 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have 3/8 inside diameter silicon tubing and it seals perfectly with a hose clamp

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