euge, that setup is very "green"! Very little water waste. Even the frozen bottles can be refrozen, I assume. Thanks for posting the pump pic. Adding that to my birthday/Santa list.
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Huh, pretty good deal on that--and would be a good size for me to move UP to!
Those pots are a great price, but are pretty thin. I personally like the thicker bottomed (tri-clad) ones that most of the brewing retailers sell. It seems that most of these are re-branded commercial grade kitchenware pots that you can find a bit cheaper through kitchen supply places. One such brand is Update International. You will have to install your own ball valve though.
I only brew 5 gallon batches myself at the moment. I'm using a 10 gallon kettle like this:
As for 3 gallon batches, I would say the big pro of that is 1) as you said, space 2) more variety 3) an untested recipe or 4) something you don't want a lot of. For awhile, I did 3 gallon batches of untested recipes so that if they were bad, I wouldn't have 2 cases of crap! I got away from doing that, though, when my daughter was born. Now, brew days are precious, and you can make 5 gallons in the time it takes you to make 3! I will still do a 3 batch if it's something I just don't want 2+ cases of.
For Mac I use Beer Alchemy. Has a nice iPod companion program that wirelessly syncs with your main database.
And then, once one has their expanded brewery, where does one brew? You'll be exiled out of the SWMBO's kitchen...