So it looks like i'm going to come into some $$$ via a work bonus, and I'm trying to decide what to upgrade.
NOTE: My dad, liking and drink a hell of a lot of my beer, has offered to buy HALF of a conical when I upgrade.
I'm trying to decide if a conical or a better brew kettle makes more sense.
My current rig - double burner turkey fryer and 10 gallon plain kettle, 10 gall mash tun (cooler) and 5 gal HLT (cooler).
I don't have temp control for my fermentor (I have a very small house) so lagering is out, and ales are "best effort".
A blichmann conical w/ triclamps is ~$880 w/ casters. My cost is ~$550 incl shipping.
A blichmann kettle + hopblocker + bigger immersion chiller ~$500 incl shipping.
Whats gonna benefit my brewery the most?