I've been brewing extract kits for a while and I think it's time to go to all grain brewing, but I don't exactly know what to buy. I have the book How To Brew and it shows a basic setup, but I'd like to buy something nicer than converting a picnic cooler. I have read this question/response (About going all-grain), but would like to get a response more tailored to what I'm looking for.
My budget is about $1,500 to at the most $2,000 (probably looking more towards $2,000 I guess). I would like input as to what is the best (I know, relative term, everyone has their own ideas) options to have a complete setup for this price range. I don't have room to make it a permanent installation, so the only other parameter is that it must be able to be taken apart and transported from my basement to my backyard on brew day.
I'm basing my prices on the Williams Brewing catalogue and MoreBeer.com. If there's somewhere better, I'd appreciate that suggestion. Here's what I'm thinking so far:
2 stainless steel pumps ($149 each) Propane tank ($50) 2 burners ($160 each) 1 raised burner so I can gravity feed into fermenter ($200) 40 plate wort chiller ($149)
This puts me at $1,017 so far. Then I'll need 3 pots and assorted connections. I'd like to be able to brew enough that I can get 10 gallons worth of beer, so probably a 15 gallon pot? Suggestions as to what exactly I'm missing will be appreciated.