Are we allowed to discuss equipment cost ranges? If so, I'm interested in what you mean by "a 3 bbl brewery costs nearly the same as a 10-20 bbl." Because for me, I can get started with 1.5BBL, everything paid in cash in advance and ready to go, for ~6.5k eur. Moving up to a 10-20 BBL requires a ton more space, plus much (much) more expensive equipment. The dairy industry here isn't nearly as big as it is in the US, and the price on used SS stuff is, frm my research, about 5 times more expensive than in the states. Sounds like my situation is way, way different than what most of you guys are facing, though... Is between 5.5 and 7k a reasonable cost, or am I paying too much? These are 55gal blichmanns with custom electricals, plus a couple or three blichmann ferminators, 47gal. Were I to buy fermenters here, minimum cost is two to three times what I'd pay for the blichmanns, and they have nothing near the build quality.