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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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$199.99

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Gigawort™ Electric Brew Kettle

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  • Gigawort™ Electric Brew Kettle
  • Gigawort™ Electric Brew Kettle
  • Gigawort™ Control Panel
  • Gigawort™ Buttons
  • 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 and built in timer ensures that steeping grains are always kept at the perfect temperature for the perfect amount of time. 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.

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 with built in timer
  • 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
Reviews
4.6 / 5.0
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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
Purchased
1 month 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
Purchased
1 month 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
Purchased
1 month ago
Pretty easy to use.
I'm trying to use this to make 2.5gal all grain batches. First one is in the fermenter. This works pretty well, the only problem I have is that the "warm" element for mashing turns on when the temperature has dropped 6 degrees, I would prefer it did at 2-3 degrees. Also, I can't get the dip tube to stay connected, so I don't use it. I'm still very happy with it.
Sweet!
Sweet!
January 30, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
First Brew Day Observations
I decided to downsize my brewing to 3-gallon BIAB batches. I got the Gigawort last week and brewed my first batch today.

My observations below:

1. 3-gallon batches are a stretch. I got ~2.75 gallons into the carboy and I needed to top-off with another 1/2 gallon to account for loss in the fermenter. My OG was 10.46 which is on the light side for a Brown Ale. I'd probably recommend having some DME handy to boost gravity if you're doing 3-gal batches.

2. The temperature control lags about 6 degrees from the set point. I had the temp set to 153 for mashing and the burner wouldn't kick-in until the temp dropped to 147. Not a big deal and I understand you don't want it too sensitive or you'll end up chasing the temp, but it would be nice if the sensitivity adjusted to the respective wattage setting. It was easy enough to adjust the set point manually to get the temp back into the desired range, but don't count on it being set-and-forget for mashing.

3. Be very careful and make sure you don't heat mash with high-wattage setting or you will burn it. I got impatient and wanted to heat up the mash quickly and it scorched it a bit.

4. The on-board thermometer was ~2 degrees below what my external one read. Others have commented on this.

5. The external ball-valve is very nice to have. Be careful though as it's not all the sturdy due to the kettle having a fairly thin sidewall.

6. I set boil temp to 215 and didn't experience boil-over and didn't think it was too aggressive.

All-in-all a good investment and I look forward to refining my process and I will add my name to the list to have a 6-gallon version for larger batches.
January 28, 2018
There were some issues.
I do like the convenience of this kettle, but I've run into some issues.

1. When the wort starts boiling, it over boils, both times I've used this kettle, since the heating elements continue stay on maximum heat while boiling. I have an induction surface and propane burner and never had issues with my wort boiling over. After 5 minutes or so it's fine, but I feel like I gotta watch this thing like a hawk so I don't make a mess. Also, you can't put the lid on as it will continue to overboil, same if you like to keep the strainer with your steeping grains sitting on top of the kettle. It seems this kettle likes to either go overboard, or not enough. There is no "maintain" 212F. Having a 1300-1400 watt "maintain boil" option would be great, you have to set the thing to 215-216 to keep it from shutting off and losing the boil temp, don't bother setting to 212. When it is boiling it's just a bit too aggressive for my taste, but you have to or it will continue to shut off, bit of a crappy trade-off if you ask me.

2. Burnt wort! I've brewed with this thing twice and both times I've ended up with burnt wort on the bottom of the kettle where the heating element appears to be. The first time I used this, I spent 3 days soaking, scraping (plastic scraper), and scrubbing with sodium carbonate and oven cleaner to get it all out.

After finally getting the blackened wort out of it, I decided to try again, maybe I left the burner on when adding the malt extract? (I didn't). This time I waited a couple minutes after shutting the burner off to make sure whatever hits the bottom isn't immediately burned, to add the malt extract. Mixed and stirred way more vigorously than one would usually need to to dissolve the malt, to be certain I won't have to deal with the same thing again. Made it a point to stir more frequently while the wort heats up to boiling as well, still left with some baked on wort.

I'm afraid that I'm going to end up ruining the SS finish on this thing due to having to really scrub it down every time it's used.

It is a little disappointing to have these types of issues for something that was designed for brewing, I don't have these issues with my propane burner or induction surface. If anything, everything else about the kettle is great and would be awesome if these issues were ironed out in the 2.0 version :)
The first time was much worse :(
The first time was much worse :(
January 26, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Very pleased
The Gigawort worked as advertised. Operation was flawless and water heated reasonably quickly. The outside was not hot (just a little warm) and it was easy to maneuver. It allows me to boil the wort without being in the kitchen, which has made my wife very happy. Now I can use a spare bath room for the whole process.

I was surprised that, after reaching boiling point, the temperature falls about 5 degrees before it begins to heat back up to boiling. Also, due to the relatively small circumference, it is difficult to vigorously stir in ingridients (such as irish moss) when using the Green Widow (or whatever it is called).
January 20, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Gigawort - Great purchase!
I agree with Jason C. Used mine for the first time yesterday. Temperature suggestion of 218 degree boil was perfect for 6 degree variance. DON'T put the lid on! The timer takes a bit more time to figure out. Read comprehensively before you start. I also like the idea of not having to run into town to buy propane for cook stove like before. Valve worked great; easy assemble/clean. I also liked the constant temp countdown when using chiller.
Enhancement: Would be especially cool if base/electronics detached from pot. Northern Brewer is awesome!
January 14, 2018
First Impression is very good
I recommend this product for its excellent temperature control and convenience. Care is required to avoid boil over st the specified 218 F boil temperature so I run it at 214-216F and reduced the boil size by 1/2 gallon.
January 14, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Gigawort elec brew kettle
I just received my Gigawort a couple days ago. Setup was a breeze. Just brewed my 1st batch of IPA and went very well. Need to watch it because you can have a boil over i had a little one when i went to get a beer :). Plan on making another batch once I do the 2nd fermentation in a week. Will have more to say and may even do a video of it.
January 12, 2018
Purchased
1 month 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 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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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
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.
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
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
Any plans to make a bigger version? This looks great but this is awfully small. Something in the 6 gallon range would be perfect for smaller biab batches.
A shopper on Jan 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for contacting Northern Brewer. I understand you are interested in a larger sized Gigawort. We are not the makers of the Gigawort, but we agree a larger electric kettle would be nice. Blichmann makes an electric kettle and the Grainfather is also an electric all-grain brewing system. We sell both of those items on our site. Cheers!
How long does it take to boil? There was one question where you say it takes 45 min and another where it says 2-3 min per degree which don’t add up. To go from say 70 to boil at 2-3 mins a degree it would take a very very long time.
A shopper on Dec 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 212 deg Boil (assuming sea level) - 70 deg room = 142 deg rise needed. Given maximum ROR of 3 deg per min gets us 142/3 = 47.333333333 (lets be conservative and say 48 min. But of course variances like ambient temp fluctuation, barometric pressure per 500 feet, yada yada yada) - 48min actual v. 45 min stated.....think they were close enough for a good brew day! Great looking product - would be nice to find one under the tree this Christmas! Thansk Northern Brewer for great service and products! Keep calm and brew on!
What is the boil-off rate?
A shopper on Nov 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is about 3/4 of a gallon per hour but there are many factors that influence boil off rate. Cheers!
Will the temp still read after the boil and with a wort chiller in place? Thus no need for a thermometer to check when pitch temp is reached?
Walter E on Nov 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, temp still reads when temp going down with chiller. Although chiller supposed to go down to 100 degree, transfer to fermenter, then add water level to 5 gallons, and then yeast pitch temp should be 78 degrees or lower when adding yeast to wort.
i assume this still has boilover risk. How would you stop that as you can't reduce heat quickly?
A shopper on Feb 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If you turn off the 1600 watt element, it will stop the boil over. I am able to boil a little over 4 gallons at a time with supervision until after the hot break.
Is there any word on when this will be available?
Matthew M on Jan 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We expect they will be available for sale again at the beginning of March, 2018.

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