Thanks Denny for the info on the pump.
Also going to get the glass sights while im at it, a few more $s and a nice feature.
Just a thought.
Where do you tend to cool your wort? In the boil kettle? Id assume the HLT is empty seeing its the 1st step in the process, does anyone go from the boil kettle back to the HLT using their wort chiller. Would it not cool faster this way?
Any advice on the use of indoor burners, Im going to have a section of the house near the kitched for brewing. I see that most brew outside or in the garage, but there are some with indoor setups.
Thanks guys for the quick info, im sure I will have more questions as I go along and actually start the build.
Yes, you chill in the kettle.
Ray, I'm gonna spew a little heresy here....you're looking at building a complicated system and yet you're not sure what all the parts do or how to use them. Just maybe you should step back and slow down a little. How about going with a less complicated system (like my Cheap'n'Easy) while you learn the basics of AG brewing? Then you'll get a feel for the process and also learn more about what you really need and how to use and configure it once you're ready to step things up. You can use a lot of the stuff (kettles, pumps, etc.) from a basic system when you go to a more "complicated" system so you really won't be losing anything. Just this last weekend, I had a chance to brew on a pretty much automated 20 gal. Morebeer system. By the time the day was over I was wondering why I'd ever want to change from my cooler system! I'm not saying that everyone would feel that way, but keep in mind that there's more to brewing than the equipment you use.