So I had this idea as I was falling asleep yesterday:
I have two 7.5 kettles, one outdoor propane burner, and a soon-to-be-converted-to-a-mashtun orange cooler. I do not however own a house, or own a brew stand.
I decided to use my insanely impressive MS Paint skills to sketch up what I thought would be a possible way to brew all grain 5 gallon batches in my rented garage, by using only what I have (with a few mods). Here are the incredibly detailed and accurate pictures, as a step-by-step:
Step 4.5: Boil. I would also be building an IC to cool the wort after flameout, before moving to step five.
The "pulley system" is actually a deer hanger (only 10 bucks each). If anything I could buy two for the BK and MT separately.
What do the pros think?
I think if I could do it, it would be easily portable to any garage... which would be nice. And when I do buy a house in a year or two, I can move it there easily until I build a real stand.
I could just build a brew stand too, but I thought this was a cool idea.