First off - I'd take a week off and just brew once or twice a day. Get 'er dialed in as-is before you start tweaking.
I won't be taking off work, but I also won't be modding it for at least the first six-nine months.
- I would like to see a whirlpool nozzle on the kettle.
Okay, I lied about not modding. At least in the small sense. I'm going to attach my Hop Stopper screen to the dip tube and see how that works. I have pellet hops only, so the false bottom won't work very well.
- I wasn't sure if I could mount more stuff to the frame: hop back, therminator ("Go Big or Go Home" is kind of the point here, right?).
I was gifted a MoreBeer convoluted counter flow chiller on the stand with pump and TCs, so that's covered. But as for frame mounting, I was planning on mounting at least one (if not two) GAC filters in series to the stand so I don't lose them.
- If its not going to move, you can hook it up to NG. Sabco offers a conversion kit for $100
The conversion kit also came included with the system, so I will likely do that once I get settled into the new house.
- If you haven't used Tri-clamps before, you'll need plenty of spare gaskets. They're bound to get dirty/dropped/etc. I like Teflon over rubber. You can probably find them cheaper on Amazon or another trade website than on the Sabco page.
Good point on Amazon. Those little 1/2" TC gaskets are way expensive from Sabco. Perhaps McMaster-Carr will sell them too?