Originally Posted by tenbrew
I've been successfully doing full boil 5 gallon batches for a little while now and have all the equipment necessary to make that happen. I'd like to move into all grain brewing and I think all I would want is a 10 gallon mash tun like this (yes I want to buy not diy).
Sanity check please - is there anything else I would need or will soon really, really want to have?
The only other thing you'll really need is a spare bucket to drain your wort into, or a second brew pot that can hold the water you'll need for sparging.
Also, I'd consider at least a DIY mash paddle. You can get away with a large spoon, but if you get a lot of grain in there, mixing it in that 10 gallon cooler could be a challenge and at the very least, a lot more work that could easily be saved by even a simple mash paddle.