Turkey fryer sets are cheap...if you like aluminum. And I don't.
So far I'm the high bidder on a 30-quart pot on eBay (don't outbid me!). It'll cost me, with shipping included, as little as $38 or as much as $50. I'm not bidding any higher than that. I still need to get a burner, though. I saw a post here of a burner that everyone seems to love; do I need a great one or will any ol' thing do?
Can propane tanks stay outside in the cold? I don't have room to bring it inside.
I still need to get a cooler, too. Does anyone have a preference there? I'll have to use some of the tutorials around here to convert it into a mash tun. I'm thinking of just using a hose braid as a filter instead of a false bottom. Anyone else use this method?
I was just going to use my old brew pot as a hot liquor tank and use a bowl to pour the sparge water over the grain bed. I don't have a nozzle on said brew pot so as to create a nifty sparge setup.
I've also decided to get an oxygen stone and air pump. How much power should the pump have if I'm aerating the beer in my kettle? I realize the pressure of the wort will increase with the depth at which I place the stone.
Most of my ideas are straight from this
tutorial. Someone posted a great video yesterday of a guy doing an all-grain batch, but his methodology and equipment differed a bit from the tutorial I read.