I'm in the process of planning out, and building a single tier HERMS system. As I started to cost it out, I'm seeing the bottom line getting bigger, and bigger, and bigger. For example, if I go hard plumbing beer lines, I'm looking at $500 in stainless pipe fittings alone. Is it really a ~$2500 build?
I'd love to know ballpark costs, from other brewers out there, and any tips / hints suggestions to save a buck. I get the feeling this wont be a quick build otherwise.
Thanks in advance!