Thanks everyone. The system is really satisfying to brew on. No new adition to the house, just part of the finished basement. We have raised flooring in the basement so that made gettting the floor drain in easier. The rack behind the system is "Gridwall" I think? I have the same one behind the sink.
I don't cut or rivet SS so I made my hopper from particle board.
I brewed the beer this past weekend. The gravity turned out great. It is fermenting away right now. I only needed 23 lbs of base malt due to my efficiency. The color was not as dark as I expected coming out of the mash and since I wasn't using the dark sugar I crushed 2 oz of Blackprinz malt and added it to the top of the grain bed before sparging. That did the trick.
I will be adding regular sugar to the fermenting beer in a few days.
Thanks. I was looking for it on the recipe site but did not see it. I don't think I will go with the dark candi sugar though. Plain sugar looks like it will work just fine and will help me adjust gravity in the boil.