Sorry to go this route, but the search function is not working at the moment.
I am interested in what (or if) the consensus is on the ultimate home brewery set up is. I am aware of some of the options, such as RIMS, HERMS, etc. What I am thinking is the balance of simplicity/consistancy, and reasonable cost to the average home brewer. I do know this is a "utopian society" kind of question, but if you had say 2 or 3 thousand to spend exclusivley on your brewing operation, what would it be?