To the OP:
I would look at Denny’s Cheap and Easy system or Brew in a Bag as your first step, unless you have a bit of money to burn on one of the all in one systems, which are quite popular. Those all in one systems range from a couple hundred to a couple thousand, depending on features. They all brew beer, though.
If you go the ‘Cheap and Easy’ route and if you’re like me and learn from watching, Don Osborn has a bunch of videos on You Tube. He bases his brewing on Denny’s (giving full credit to Denny’s method) and showed me just how easy it is.
I found Don O by watching the videos Jake Keeler, Michael Dawson, and Chip Walton were doing for Northern Brewer at the time. I found Denny’s site by watching Don O. I used Denny’s site for theory but Don O’s videos for the demonstration.
Underneath my current setup there’s a cooler and a boil kettle that was patterned after ‘Cheap and Easy’. Over the years I added a filter bag for better wort clarity and easier clean up, kegging to eliminate bottles, a mill to control my own crush, an immersion chiller and recirculating pump to chill wort faster, a pump and hoses to eliminate lifting pots full of hot liquid, a RIMS for mash temp control, induction to get me out of the weather, some techniques and processes to reduce O2, etc., etc., ...but the basis for my all grain brewing is still one brew kettle and a cooler.
I say all that to say this: think about where you want to go with this. If resources are constrained, periodic upgrades to a base system over time as resources become available can get you up and running now with full feature status in the future. Begin with the end in mind.
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