Okay, I'm going to move up to full boils with a 10 gallon kettle, a fermentation freezer, a temp controller, a stir plate, and a 6 gallon better bottle for fermentation. Listed below are the things I'm thinking of buying, any suggestion on different equipment? Better prices? Thanks.
1. Northern Brewer: Better Bottle Plain 6 Gallon (This will replace my ale pails) -- $27.50
2. Lowes: Frigidaire 7.2 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer (New fermentation chamber) -- $228.00
you can get love controllers for 49 bucks. its not dual stage so dont know if that matters to you. you can go with a 30qt pot for full boils and those can be had at your local sporting goods store with a burner. i paid 49 bucks for mine and keep an eye on craigslist. take the savings and buy a couple lager kits or a keg or two
FWIW, I own better bottles and buckets. I actually prefer to use the buckets. YMMV. Also, it's a pain in the rear lifting 5 gallons of beer in and out of a freezer. If you want to buy a freezer, make it pull double duty. see: