I am going to try to get into all grain brewing, i am a fair metal fabricator and intend to build a gravity fed 3 tier system fired with propane. i have been looking around at mash tuns and boil kettles. i currently have just an 8 gallon stainless kettle and have been doing partial wort boils, I've made a few good beers but i think its time to step it up. i agree with those who have said it is more convenient to do extract brews but the extract costs are such that i think if i intend to keep with my new hobby i would be better off to go with all grain (that and it tastes better). my question is this, I've been doing ALOT of research on mash tuns and brew kettles, it seems to me that the Blichmann Boilermaker kettle seems to be the best kettle and mash tun out there. i know they are expensive but i would rather spend more up front than decide i cant live without it after having spent money on something else. I'm anxious for a second opinion, i tried asking my wife and she said something to the effect of she had a few chores to fill my time if i felt the need for a hobby (boo on her). I am counting on you folks for more helpful suggestions.