Originally Posted by TheSlash
Money isn't the issue, I just worry about adding extra work and risk when I'm only doing 5gallon batches... I use an IC by the way. All pots have ball valves.
Well, if money isn't an issue, I'd recommend getting a CFC or a plate chiller while you're at it.
But on the topic of tiers, my homebrewery system list can be sorted by tiers (just click on the heading "Tiers"). Maybe that could be a source of inspiration for you.