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DigiBoil Electric Brewing Kettle | 65L | 17.1G | 220V
BE503

DigiBoil Electric Brewing Kettle | 65L | 17.1G | 220V

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Description

The DigiBoil is a game-changer for homebrewers looking to move to electric brewing, offering both versatility & convenience in a single affordable package. With its large 17 gallon capacity, precise temperature control, and efficient heating elements you're going to wish you made the move sooner!

  • Digital temperature control
  • Triple heating element control (2000w, 1000w and 500w)
  • 17 gallon total capacity
  • 304 stainless steel construction
  • 220V / 20A power

This 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 10-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 three built-in heating elements that run off a 220V plug. The elements are 2000w, 1000w and 500w for a combined 3500 watts! The elements can be individually controlled, allowing you to use a single element to gently hold temperatures, or engage all three 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.

More! Features:

  • NEMA 6-30R plug (4.5 ft. cord)
  • 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)
  • Glass lid
  • Temperature reads in °F or °C
    • With elements turned off, hold both the +/- buttons to switch between °F or °C
  • Compatible with reflux and pot still (DS130 DS120)*
  • External Dimensions: 29" H x 19.5" W (including handles)
  • Internal Dimensions: 20.25" H x 15.75" W
  • ETL Listed

*Distilling: to use the DigiBoil with a distilling condenser, you will need to purchase the still top lid (DS127).

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. MoreBeer! 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: KL07313

NOTE: Due to the size of this item, it is not eligible for international shipping.

 

 

 
Item # BE503
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 30 LBS
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Why did you choose this?
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Because I thought I'd give that one a go.
Chris A on Jan 7, 2023
It is a Christmas gift for my husband who is a home brewer and wants so set up an electric brewing system!
Katherine D on Dec 2, 2022
Because I thought I'd give that one a go.
Chris A on Jan 7, 2023
Based on the three Digiboil models, this one seemed the one to invest in for now and for the future, with production in mind. Double the size equals doubles the output, for roughly 100 dollars more. In my mind its the better value, plus the output temperature has three settings to use in three separate intervals or combined all at once together.
Larry S on Dec 9, 2022
It is a Christmas gift for my husband who is a home brewer and wants so set up an electric brewing system!
Katherine D on Dec 2, 2022
double my brewing batches and also to seal jam jars
Andrew Gorup on Nov 30, 2022
Christmas for my man. He has wanted one of these for a while now. :)
Bonnie M on Nov 17, 2022
Herms system
Taylor G on Oct 12, 2022
Maple syrup bottling
Scott h on Apr 27, 2022
candle making
Jen C on Apr 7, 2022
It fits my work
William R on Mar 11, 2022
Upgrade home distillery
Mark R on Feb 17, 2022
Works well with our product
Thomas Patrick R on Jan 11, 2022
Recommend
Michael D on Jan 4, 2022
Give it a try
Dale on Nov 12, 2021
candle company
Younggwang c on Nov 12, 2021
Frugal electric brewing option
Sean M on Nov 11, 2021
I know a couple of friends using this product and they love it.
Dale on Feb 11, 2021
Perfect for my brewing &distilling
douglas p on Feb 10, 2021
After speaking with a customer service rep, decided it suited my needs at this time.
Chris F on Dec 10, 2020
I have one already and it is outstanding.
David B on Oct 30, 2020
I sure hope this ships. Cheers fellas!!!
Freeman S on Jul 13, 2020
Price
Norm on Apr 20, 2020
need to boil down maple water safely in my building while not there
Wendell S on Feb 26, 2020
Getting away from my gas kettle, tired of carrying hot wort down stairs.
Tim B on Jan 7, 2020
Safety - I want to get away from propane brewing in closed quarters
Mark Jacobs on Nov 30, 2019
Gift
Jackie H on Nov 30, 2019
wanted to upgrade to electric
Rich on Nov 26, 2019
prefect for my kombucha brewing needs as i transition from homebrew to commercial
K H on Nov 18, 2019
Brewing set up.
Godwin I. M on Sep 4, 2019
price point
Jeffrey M on Aug 28, 2019
Value and reviews
Joe D on Jun 22, 2019
It's a good volume and only a little more expensive than diy keggle
Steven Parman on May 30, 2019
Price & Features
A.J. Z on Mar 1, 2019
Based on the three Digiboil models, this one seemed the one to invest in for now and for the future, with production in mind. Double the size equals doubles the output, for roughly 100 dollars more. In my mind its the better value, plus the output temperature has three settings to use in three separate intervals or combined all at once together.
Larry S on Dec 9, 2022
double my brewing batches and also to seal jam jars
Andrew Gorup on Nov 30, 2022
20amp or 30 amp? The spec's say 20A but the plug implies 30A...
Mark Jacobs on Feb 24, 2020
BEST ANSWER: 3500 watts at 220v is 15.9 amps. Depending on your exact voltage at the unit, you could be drawing between 14.5 and 17.5 amps. A 20 amp circuit would have an adequate safety factor.

You will need a recepticle with a 6-30R female socket unless you plan on changing the plug on the cord. But you are supposed to have 30 amps to a 30amp recepticle.

I ended up buying a leviton 5376 surface mount recepticle and a generic NEMA 10-30P plug and used some 3 conductor 10 gauge wire to make myself a 20 foot extension cord that would allow me to use the digiboil in my kitchen with power comming from my dryer recepticle as long as the dryer was not in use.
When will this be back in stock?
Steven Parman on May 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Steven - It is estimated to be back in stock and ready to ship in early June.
In the picture it shows the volume markers only go to 15 gallons? Its listed as 17.1Gallons. Can this actually do a 15 gallon batch with enough head space to allow for the hot break?
Joshua Turner on Jul 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I did a double batch (12 gals) and it did just fine, but that's about it.. I would not try a triple batch..
Does this item (Digiboil 65L) come with a false bottom?
Adrian Wills on Nov 13, 2022
BEST ANSWER: No
Does this item (Digiboil 65L) come with a false bottom?
Adrian Wills on Nov 13, 2022
BEST ANSWER: The heating elements are below the actual brewing kettle bottom so that your product is not in direct contact with the element. This allows you to stir your product without damaging the elements and makes it easy to clean.
Can I use it to make rum? If yes, how much rum will make?
javier peluyera on Mar 9, 2023
BEST ANSWER: Yes approximately 3 to 3.5 gals. Im having trouble with the lids sealing. Other than that for sure.
Is there a lid for this kettle to allow for the use of a bubbler and ferment the wort in place?
Robert F on Mar 7, 2023
BEST ANSWER: There is a metal lid for the DigiBoil that has a 2" hole in it for the installation of a tri-clamp clover fitting (for use in distillation). That could be adapted to allow for a fermentation lock.
Hello. Would it be possible to connect a bazooka screen to the existing ball valve?
Stefan Mueller on Oct 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: there is no need
Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
Easy to use, works great!
I just used it for the first time and it really simplifies the brew day, compared to a propane burner. It also takes up less space. I used it as the HLT and then as the boil kettle. This was for a 5 gal batch, with 10 gal of water when using it as an HTL. Heating to 170 as the HLT and then to a boil for the 6.5 gal of wort was plenty fast enough, though I haven't measured the times with this and with my propane burner. Some have mentioned that the temperature control is not precise. It does vary some during the on-off cycle, and overshoots the set temperature by a few degrees. This happens because when it reaches that it turns off, but the elements are still hot. I don't find this a problem, it's just something to get used to.

I'm wondering if they're going out of production, given that the price keeps dropping. It'd be a shame. Maybe more people want a more complete brewery in one unit. The Digiboil is a lot less expensive, but of course the more complex units have other things built in.
November 11, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5
Worked Great!
We used the Digiboil to make a mulled cider beverage for an annual multi-course meal fund raising event, with 200 guests. The unit worked absolutely great! We easily added base material then spice bags. Unit came up to temperature set point quickly and stayed locked in at the proper temperature for hours. Draw-off valve worked great, with no clogs.

Neopprene jacket worked great as well! Helped insulate the unit and prevented any safety concerns if inadvertently touched during the "making" process.

Highly recommended.

Unit was shipped and delivered on time, exactly as estimated/promised!
December 26, 2022
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome
Awesome, don’t know how I did without it, so much easier than breaking out the propane
December 21, 2022
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very satisfied with first use
Very pleased with my first use to make 15 gallon mash for rum. Took exactly 1 hour to heat 15 gallons 77 to 161 degrees (F). Easy clean up worked well.
March 3, 2022
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great value..but shows wear and tear
I own two of these and have used them for the past few years. My goal with these was to set up my brewery like 'the electric brewery' but on the cheap with some modifications. I use one digiboil as a HLT and the other as the boil kettle. Below are a few learnings after using them for a few years.

1) You should spend some money to make sure your electrical is correct. The 65L version uses a NEMA 6-30 plug. While you could convert a dryer outlet for this, you need to make sure you have a GFCI breaker in your breaker box. For me, I added a 50amp GFCI and built a modified box (based on theelectricbrewery.com) that allows me to power both digi boils at the same time).

2) Get the Neoprene jackets (AG491). It is the difference from a very gentle rolling boil to a standard boil (note - you won't get a rigorous boil from it)

3) Adding new ports such as a HERMS and whirlpool port works well. I replaced the original values as they have a different thread size and doesn't work with the 1/2 in quick disconnect threads.

4) the switches do not hold up well. They are still functional, but have holes in the rubber and one of the faces have come off (see pics). I assume this is due to the cleaning (only had one boil-over, but occasionally get wort on the outside of the pot with the quick disconnects and pumps. HLT switches have held up better since there is less cleaning needed (only heats water).

Other comments - I use a plate chiller, so removing hop particulates is important. I tried using the hop stopper. Dennis from ihbinfo@ihomebrewsolutions.com was awesome to work with and worked with me to manufacture a custom dip tube, but the port is so low on the digi boils that it just wouldn't drain properly.
Front is plastic and tabs broke off
Clean in the crevices..doesn't hold up.
Center of the port is only 5/8” above the bottom and has a temp probe.
January 31, 2022
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works as advertised
Product works as advertised
December 10, 2021
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very simple, reliable appliance
This is the second Digiboil I have purchased as I am creating a 2-vessel brew system with my initial Digiboil boil and mash system. I have been very pleased with the functionality of my initiall unit. definitely an excellent value for the price.
October 14, 2021
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
DigiBoil works great
I purchased this unit to make yeast starters with DME. It heats up fast and love how the elements are under the bottom so its real easy to clean.
April 20, 2021
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
wow
come to temp, holds the temperature never so fast and easy. Cost of a new burner and 20gal brew kettle this is the way to go. Wish I did it earlier.
March 11, 2021
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
A Good Deal/nice product
I use this for my HLT, it heats to mash in temps in not more time than my propane system. T he big advantage is it's easy to maintain mash water temps. I do a lot of two stage mash temps. I know with "modern" malts you don't have to but I find enjoy the flavor more the malt flavors are smoother.

It's not as heavy duty a my keggles. I wish it had a sight gauge on the side, but I can take care of that easily.

Nice product overall easy to use.
August 17, 2020
Purchased
over 3 years ago