After reading a bunch of the build threads here I have decided to make the leap to electric brewing. It will be quite a change for me as I have been up to this point only brewing 5 gallon extract brews on my kitchen stove. I figured if I was going to go all grain I would also go all electric. I'm hoping the learning curve won't be too steep.
The plan is to have a single tier system with HLT, MLT, and BK. I will be using a 5500W element in both the HLT and the BK. MLT will be a cooler for now, possibly changing to another keggle in the future. I have been slowly accumulating parts from the local surplus store and ebay. Yesterday's trip to the surplus store paid off with an 11.5" x 14" control panel enclosure for $20.00!! So today I started assembling the panel.