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DigiBoil Electric Kettle - 35L/9.25G (110V)
BE501

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

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Description

The DigiBoil electric kettle can serve a surprisingly wide range of functions. It's perfect for 5-gallon extract batches, preheating strike or sparge water, and with the addition of a still top lid and condenser, it can be used for home distilling. With the Mash Upgrade Kit, you can easily use the DigiBoil as an electric mash tun.

This model runs off 110V power and has dual heating elements (1000w and 500w) that can be controlled independently. Includes 304 stainless steel 1/2" ball valve with 13mm barb (approx. 1/2").

The DigiBoil is also an excellent choice for candle making. It quickly melts wax and holds the temperature needed to prevent the wax from resolidifying.

Features:

  • 304 stainless steel construction
  • 9 gallon total capacity
  • Digital temperature control
  • 110V / 15A power and plug (5 ft. cord)
  • Stamped-in volume markers (gallons & liters)
  • 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
     

*Distilling: using the DigiBoil with a distilling condenser requires 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

 
Item # BE501
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 18 LBS
Community Q&A

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To melt wax
Julia A on May 12, 2022
To heat oil for soap making business
Kayliegh H on May 7, 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
I already own one and love it
Liddy G on Apr 27, 2022
For wax melting
Ijeoma O on Apr 26, 2022
Wax making
Arturo Vivar J on Apr 15, 2022
Clean compared to other methods
Jeff G on Apr 14, 2022
Recommended by candle makers to keep wax warm for large production.
Valued C on Apr 11, 2022
Candlemaking
Kandace N T on Apr 8, 2022
Have had one for two years and love it - also works great to hold maple syrup at temp for proper bottling.
Lee H on Apr 7, 2022
Im a candle maker, I want to speed up my candle making process
Sarah B on Apr 7, 2022
Candle making
Melonie S on Apr 6, 2022
For brewing beer
Bill W on Apr 2, 2022
To heat sparge water
Emma S on Mar 29, 2022
Wax melting for candle production
Todd D on Mar 28, 2022
Candles!
Emily G on Mar 25, 2022
To melt candle wax
Kathleen B on Mar 25, 2022
Sparge
Scott A on Mar 25, 2022
Positive reviews
Antonia N on Mar 25, 2022
candle making
Jacquelyne J on Mar 24, 2022
I make soap and can't maintain the temperature to mass produce with microwave usage
Pamela H on Mar 21, 2022
For candle et cosmetic making
Ariane P on Mar 19, 2022
Bought this for extract brews
Asher C on Mar 18, 2022
Wax melting/candle making
Rodney J P on Mar 12, 2022
great product
Brent james A on Mar 8, 2022
Son's new apartment stove didn't have clearance for his stove top kettle. It is a birthday present
Vaughn G on Mar 4, 2022
Versatile indoor brewing
Lee M on Feb 26, 2022
To make candles
Dawn v on Feb 26, 2022
Moving from gas to electric for safety at home, disappointed that my 15% off coupon code did not apply
Douglas S on Feb 25, 2022
melt candle wax
michael b on Feb 24, 2022
Cut down on brew day time
Austin T on Feb 24, 2022
I wanted it for brewing but ordered it for my wife’s candle making.
Benjamin V on Feb 23, 2022
To make candles
Tara H on Feb 22, 2022
It has great reviews for candle wax melting.
Michelle G on Feb 21, 2022
previous customer highly recommended on her training site
Joanne I on Feb 17, 2022
Looked like a good tool for hobby maple syrup making.
Matt B on Feb 16, 2022
Iveheard its a good product
Dale N on Feb 15, 2022
Why didn’t my 15% off coupon work?
michel d on Feb 15, 2022
Good buy for sparge water
Donnis W on Feb 14, 2022
Candle making
Christin W on Feb 14, 2022
For sterilizing and bottling maple syrup
George G on Feb 14, 2022
Good price, ran on 110V circuit
Daniel J L on Feb 12, 2022
Wax melting for candles.
Shelby B on Feb 11, 2022
Candle Making
Ryan B on Feb 7, 2022
Replacing Chandler & Me device which did not operate properly
Mark T on Jan 29, 2022
water profiling
Dwayne S Dehlbom J on Jan 28, 2022
Candle Making
Devin J on Jan 26, 2022
I picked this so I can reduce maple sap outside to make maple syrup.
Heather j on Jan 25, 2022
Best wax melter on the market
Ruth E T on Jan 25, 2022
I need an electric melting kettle for making beard butters.
Amanda A on Jan 22, 2022
to heat sparge water
Timothy Marical on May 9, 2022
I already own one and love it
Liddy G on Apr 27, 2022
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.
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
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.
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

4.6 / 5.0
49 Reviews
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Rated 4 out of 5
nice machine
the nice machine only falls back to my process (melting wax) is you get an error code till the wax melts enough to cover the sensor (I melt blocks of wax) if it was flakes pellets etc they would cover the sensor on you wouldn't get the code right away. the sensor is so you don't boil dry.
April 9, 2022
Purchased
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Game Changer
Love! Perfect for melting large amounts of wax. Total game changer for my business.
April 7, 2022
Purchased
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very accurate great for sparging
March 29, 2022
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Recommend if you're looking for a cheap extract boil kettle.
Received the package with no dents or dings.
I didnt do an all grain brew, so I have no idea how that would turn out, but im sure it would be fine.
Started up my first brew and threw in my extract. Right after that, I got Error Code 3, which scared me pretty bad. Then I realized I probably didn't stir the extract in well enough and yep, that was it. I scraped the burnt stuff off the bottom (with a rubber spatula, of course) and the error code went away after resetting it.

One thing I did notice during the boil though is the temp only got up to 106. It boiled pretty well, but that caught me a bit offguard.

Finished up my brew, and I love where the spout placement is. In the perfect spot so you don't get all the gunk at the bottom of the kettle.

Overall great product based on price and my first experience. Would recommend.
March 24, 2022
Purchased
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Full Boil!
I bought this along with my MoreBeer Premium Homebrew Kit because at the time the electric kit wasn't available and I don't have the capability of doing a full boil with our kitchen's electric stove. I could use a propane burner but where I live there's just too many bugs outside to risk contamination.

My only challenge with this unit is using liquid malt extracts as it has a tendency to throw an error if any ends up going to the bottom and burning. So whenever possible I go with DME. It takes a while to achieve a rolling boil but it gets there in reasonable time and does the job. I will eventually try all grain brewing in it and see how that goes. All in all a good purchase.
March 7, 2022
Purchased
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Recommend
Great brew kettle. We use ours for brewing hot sauce.
February 8, 2022
Purchased
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect for Candle Wax
Using this to melt wax from candles. What a time saver! Love it. Quick heat up and maintains temperature. So glad I bought it.
January 18, 2022
Purchased
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
easy boil easy process
Great way to make, boil wort, makes life easier, no more boil overs on the kitchen stove. I Iuse silicone tubing to transfer to the fermenter after boil.
December 29, 2021
Purchased
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
A simple low cost electric brewing kettle
If you’re looking for a hands down simplest low cost 120V electric biab kettle this is it. I have brewed a few times with it now with no issues.
November 16, 2021
Purchased
6 months ago
Rated 1 out of 5
Poor quality
Keeps shutting off. The gauge is lose so when I turn the spout on and off I feel like the thing is gonna fall apart. So disappointed. I had high hopes for this :(
September 12, 2021
Purchased
8 months ago