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DigiBoil Electric Kettle - 35L/9.25G (110V)
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DigiBoil Electric Kettle - 35L/9.25G (110V)

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Description

The DigiBoil is a versatile electric kettle that can be used as a standalone unit or integrated into your current brew system to serve a variety of functions. Easily brew 5-gallon extract batches. Use it to preheat your strike water or sparge water to a precise temperature. Pair it with a pump and heat exchanger to use it for HERMS brewing. Or slap on a still top lid and condenser for distilling! With so many ways to use the DigiBoil, and an affordable price tag to boot, it's hard not to get excited about this electric kettle!

Interested in using the DigiBoil for all-grain brewing? With the Mash Upgrade Kit, you can easily convert the DigiBoil into an electric mash tun!

This DigiBoil model has two built-in heating elements that run off a 110V plug. One element is 1000w and the other is 500w for a combined 1500 watts! The elements can be individually controlled, allowing you to use a single element to gently hold temperatures, or engage both elements to quickly go from steeping temp to boiling. Temperatures are set and automatically maintained through the digital control panel. Simply set your desired temperature and flip on the heating element(s). 

Integrated stainless ball valve comes with a 13mm barb (approx. 1/2"). The barb can be removed to attach 1/2" FPT fittings if desired.

Features:

  • 304 stainless steel construction
  • 9 gallon total capacity
  • Digital temperature control
  • 110V / 15A power and plug (5 ft. cord)
  • Dual heating element control (1000w and 500w)
  • Heating elements are concealed for easy cleaning
  • 304 stainless steel 1/2" ball valve with 13mm barb (approx. 1/2")
  • Stamped-in volume markers (gallons & liters)
  • Stainless lid
  • Temperature reads in °F or °C
    • With elements turned off, hold both +/- buttons to switch between °F or °C
  • Compatible with reflux and pot still (DS130 DS120)*
  • External Dimensions: 29" H x 15" W (including handles)
  • Internal Dimensions: 19.5" H x 11.75" W
  • ETL Listed

*Distilling: to use the DigiBoil with a distilling condenser, you will need to purchase the still top lid and gasket (DS124).

Warning: Distilling alcohol without permits or licensing is illegal in many countries, including the United States.  It is the customer's responsibility to research their local, state, and federal laws and abide by those laws. Brewmaster is not responsible for any damage or injury caused by either misuse or unlawful use. Stills can also be used to produce essential oils, vinegar, purified water and engine fuel (requires permit in USA). 

 

 

Kegland Part number: KL07245

Community Q&A

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Why did you choose this?
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I make and sell candles and have heard its great!
Christyn B on Jan 18, 2023
wife told me to
Paul Harper on Jan 11, 2023
I make and sell candles and have heard its great!
Christyn B on Jan 18, 2023
referred by another customer for wax melting
Stacey A on Jan 14, 2023
wife told me to
Paul Harper on Jan 11, 2023
Upgrade from propane burner system
Jason Weinbender on Jan 4, 2023
Help with hobby
casey F on Jan 4, 2023
melt ballistic gel glue
Nosler I on Dec 29, 2022
Great price, positive reviews.
Josh B on Dec 27, 2022
I have this already & need another :)
Val T on Dec 27, 2022
Simple system. Easy to Upgrade.
HERRMANN K on Dec 21, 2022
Sparse water heater
James K on Dec 19, 2022
christmas gift for my husband
Nancy P on Dec 17, 2022
For maple syrup canning
Charles L on Dec 6, 2022
Husband wanted
Elizabeth H O on Dec 5, 2022
I have propane boilers for outdoors, but want an electric for indoors.
Tom B on Dec 2, 2022
Yogurt making
Darrell on Nov 30, 2022
Sparge Water
Steven Johnson on Nov 30, 2022
Price was excellent
James K on Nov 29, 2022
I wanted it
Jacob M on Nov 28, 2022
To melt wax for candles
Taylor S on Nov 28, 2022
Soapmaking
Ellowyn I on Nov 27, 2022
great reviews
Theresa A on Nov 26, 2022
Price, convenience
Andy on Nov 18, 2022
recommended
Jonathan H on Nov 16, 2022
To heat my sparge water
Steven Johnson on Nov 15, 2022
looks interesting and is better value than building own setup
David Marcinko on Nov 14, 2022
For electric brewing which is more flexible than a propane burner
Aaron K on Oct 31, 2022
It is useful to me
Nathan C on Oct 14, 2022
Hot sauce hot filling.
turbo on Oct 6, 2022
Price and availability
Ronald H on Oct 6, 2022
apple cider warmer... we hope!
Gretchen S on Sep 27, 2022
The reviews were excellent.
Cristian C on Sep 20, 2022
I make candles and this was highly recommended to use as a wax melter
ANTHONY N on Sep 16, 2022
Most popular in search.
Angel on Sep 13, 2022
For a basic HERMS setup/heated sparse water.
Dominic M on Aug 22, 2022
Juice pasteurizer and essential oil distilling (hopefully this works)
Bryon K on Aug 16, 2022
For pickle brine
Lauren P on Aug 6, 2022
It does well for my candles.
Peter K on Jul 22, 2022
brewing in apartment complex, can't use gas
Garrett Van S on Jul 9, 2022
Please this order is for a gift..Please do not put any payment detailes..Thanks a lot...
Reviews
Rick J on Jul 1, 2022
Transitioning from three-tier propane system; latest addition to my Indoor brewing system.
Ray J on Jun 17, 2022
hobbie
Chad S on Jun 9, 2022
Making tallow
Robert C L on Jun 1, 2022
To heat sparge water
Kevin D on Jun 1, 2022
I considered propane, but this seemed more practical and versatile..
Stanley H on May 30, 2022
quality product at a fair price. this is my second one
Tyler C on May 27, 2022
to boil water for tea
Maryann H on May 24, 2022
To melt wax
Julia A on May 12, 2022
to heat sparge water
Timothy Marical on May 9, 2022
To heat oil for soap making business
Kayliegh H on May 7, 2022
referred by another customer for wax melting
Stacey A on Jan 14, 2023
Upgrade from propane burner system
Jason Weinbender on Jan 4, 2023
How long to reach boiling temps?
fred goeldi on Mar 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Fred - It can take up to 45min depending on the ambient temperature of the brew area.
Hope this is not a repeat question. I recently purchased the 9.5 gal kettle to start all grain brewing and noticed that there is a small hole in the lid but can't find anything that said what it was for. So, not to sound like a real beginner but I am, what is the small hole in the lid for? To defend myself early, there are dumb question but dumb question come from uneducated people working to become educated. And that's not stupid its smart.
Richard Peterson on Dec 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We are here to help. There is a ton to learn and every homebrewer I've met wants everyone to make excellent beer and have fun doing it.

The hole in the lid is for letting out steam while bringing the kettle to a boil so you can keep the lid on and save some of the heat while still venting the steam in a responsible way. Once the boil starts in earnest you will want to remove the lid entirely so that all of the steam escapes easily and quickly. That is a very important step in brewing because of chemical reactions that happen during the boil.

Always feel free to ask everyone you can for advice. I've learned as much from new brewers as from veterans.
Hello. Would it be possible to connect a bazooka screen to the existing ball valve?
Stefan Mueller on Oct 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I had no trouble attaching my bazooka screen to my Digiboil. It is a little tight but it should work for most screens.
Could the 9.25 gal digiboil be used for Brew In A Bag?
Joe Shevlin on Mar 2, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I used a mesh nylon bag in it for many brews with really good success. I eventually purchased the malt pipe-up grade kit and stoped using the bag. I would also suggest purchasing the insulated jacket and maybe a small recirculation pump. They helped me lower my heating times a great deal.
Can you brew malt extract beers in this? Or is this just for all grain homebrew. Thanks again
Bryce Thatcher on Jul 28, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Yes, totally. It is pretty optimal for extract brewing small batches. You need to keep a close eye on the boil though to keep it from foaming over due to the geometry (tall and narrow). The other limitation is transfer of wort. You'll want a solid stand to place it on to drain by gravity into your fermenter, or a pump. The nice thing is that with the thread on the spigot, a pump can be readily added on. It doesn't quite drain the bucket all the way since it's a sidewall mount, so be prepared to tilt at the end or pour the last few dregs out manually, or sacrifice to the gods the beer or two left behind. It is pretty much the perfect volume remaining for sterilizing for use as yeast starter on the next batch. The unit is kinda small for all grain, though I'm sure it is done either with an add on malt pipe or biab. Pretty much perfect for extract though.
Does this have a built in pump?
Graham Radford on Dec 30, 2022
BEST ANSWER: The DigiBoil kettle does not have a built-in (internal) pump, I use an external pump for my system.
Can I add a quick disconnect to the valve spigot?
John Barraza on Mar 28, 2021
BEST ANSWER: The valve spigot is versatile enough to accept and .5 inch female threaded connectors of your choice. I’m still trying to figure out a solution for a pickup tube as the spigot is very specific to the kettle, othe ball style valves have not worked
Will this unit hold my sparge water at a constant 170 Fahrenheit?
David Shields on Sep 10, 2022
BEST ANSWER: It will hold from 168 - 170 reading at the thermometer on the bottom of the kettle. The water at the top may be lower in temperature without stirring or recirculating.
What is the minimum volume? Ie. If distilling what is the minimum amount of water that must remain in the boiler to prevent dry firing the element?
Casey Thomas on Nov 18, 2021
BEST ANSWER: This is going from memory, but the temperature sensor sticks up from the bottom by about 1/4"-3/8" so I would imagine you would not want to use less than 1/4 of a gallon in a non-rolling boil. I would say 1/2 gal to be a little on the safer side. I try not to operate mine with less than a gallon of liquid which you have to estimate because the scale on the side starts at 3 gallons. I re-wired mine with a SSR voltage regulator and rheostat to drop the voltage across the heating elements in an adjustable way so that I can fine tune the wattage density of the elements, but I also found that dropping the power to below 10% can cause some sort of safety protection inside the controller which will switch the heat off without indicating such until the power is cycled. Upon opening up the bottom for re-wiring, I did see that it has a thermal snap switch secured to the bottom of the tank that will cut the power to the heating elements if the bottom started getting really hot, so you may be able to boil dry a few times before you do irreversible damage other than putting a mineral deposit on the bottom of the drum.
Just purchased one and am waiting for it to come in. Have been making the 5-gallon extract batches in a pot on the stove using partial water. Question: If I add all the water up front, does the full boil remove all the oxygen and the fermentation is affected? Does anyone have experiences where I can just do the boil, cool down the wort, and pitch the yeast? Thanks.
Bob Prislipsky on Aug 21, 2021
BEST ANSWER: I brewed this way for years.
I now use a diffusion stone to oxygenate the wort after pitching yeast. You want to create a healthy environment in which the yeast will thrive.
It’ll certainly work the way you describe it just works better if you oxygenate somehow
Is there any attachment cooling coil that would work with this unit or is an immersion chiller my only option?
Devlin Laurenson on Mar 16, 2021
BEST ANSWER: I don't think they make an upgrade kit for this that adds cooling. You'll likely want to invest is some of the more expensive versions of this kind of system for that. However, you could set this up with a plate chiller and a pump if you wanted to do something other than immersion.
Is there any way to calibrate the internal thermometer of the 35L 120 Volt Digiboil? I am doing a cleaning boil and while the internal thermometer reads 208 F degrees, my calibrated thermometer reads 212 F and there is a gently rolling boil.
Steven Johnson on Nov 17, 2022
BEST ANSWER: I don’t know how to adjust the thermostat. However, I recommend placing a label reading “Temp. +4” near the readout.
Can this unit be equipped with a rotating racking arm such as the Ss Brew bucket replacement racking arm?
Adam Higdon on Jun 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Adam - It is definitely a possibility however, the Digiboil spigot would need to be removed and a racking arm would need fabricated to install.
Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5
arrived fast and works great!
this thing is a game changer!
December 29, 2022
Purchased
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love this HLT
I love the Digiboil. It’s a perfect Hot Liquor Tank that has my sparge water ready to go, at the perfect temperature for mashout when I need it. I kick the Digiboil on when I start my mash and then can depend on it reaching sparge temperature and holding there until I am ready to draw a few gallons to wash all that sugar wonderfullness from my grains! Sure beats chasing a stovetop kettle with a thermometer- here I just set and forget.
Digiboil standing ready to provide sparge water.
Digiboil standing ready to provide sparge water.
December 28, 2022
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love Love Love!
this was the best investment that I made for my business. Saves me so much time melting my wax and I can do larger quantities now.
December 24, 2022
Purchased
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
The best one
The best one. I'm happy with that one.
December 9, 2022
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Solid for my uses so far
December 7, 2022
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great product for candle making!
My first DigiBoil lasted a little over a year before the bottom caved and it started leaking. I quickly purchased another, and modified it so that wouldn't happen in the future. My old one is still fully functional after modifying it as well with some good ole JB Weld SteelStik. Now, I have another melter as a backup in case something happens.
December 2, 2022
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Great kettle
The digiboil kettle is great for heating up the water and maintaining temp. I do notice inconsistency between temp at bottom and top of kettle. I'm sure that the insulating blanket helps to maintain. I choose to cycle water from the tap and pour back into the top to help equalize temp throughout.
December 1, 2022
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
DigiBoil Electric Kettle - 35L/9.25G (110V)
I use this as a Mash Tun for 5 gallon batches. Easy to set up, easy to use, easy to clean, holds temperatures pretty well. What more could you ask for. I ordered a 2nd unit to use as a HLT.
November 28, 2022
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I just started brewing beer but I think these things are a key component for anyone's setup
I like the control you have with the temp and at that price I should have bought 2.
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First brew ever
November 4, 2022
Purchased
3 months ago
Rated 1 out of 5
It leaks!
Be careful- it leaks!
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November 4, 2022
Purchased
5 months ago
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We are so sorry to hear about your bad experience with the kettle. You are still within our return policy and warranty window for a damaged product. Please go to our website, scroll to the bottom of the page, and use the Return an Item form and we will set you up. Cheers!
November 4, 2022
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