I'm starting to build a single tier brew stand. (3 vessels, 2 pumps)
I'd debating the mild steel versus SS approach.
My brew stand will be stored outside year round, unless someone can point me to an ultra compact fold down design. I'll bring it into the garage or put it on the deck when I want to brew. I'll put a tarpaulin cover on it when its outside.
What coatings are people using on mild steel and how are they standing up to heat, wort, weather, etc ?