Never tried the tubing, but I've been using the wand for years. Love it.
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Pin locks are made out of a thicker gage steel, and are harder to dent, but they are a little heavier.
Use 3711/3724 = Saison
Use 3522/3787/1214/etc = blond
Just changing the yeast makes it a Saison? Would I also need a later hop addition?
In fact, I can make dinner at home in less than the amount of time it takes me to drive to a restaurant , get seated, and drive home!
One of the things I do like about bottling is that I get my daughters involved helping me with the process making it a Family effort!
But that's just it. If you think you are starting a hobby to save money on beer you are wrong. People who spend hours on brewday and weeks cellaring and hours packaging do it for the love. It's not really saving money.
Homebrewing to me is very special and I to me that beer doesn't have aprice tag. That is something I made with my skill and you are lucky if I share it with you. But I don't look at it as cheap by any means. Not anymore than I look at the hand knitted mittens, scarf and toboggan than my wife made me as "cheap".
Except: You aren't factoring in your labor let alone your equipment. Homebrew is some of the most expensive beer in the world.