Here's the deal. I've been torn and going back and forth on a folding, unobtrusive wood type for the garage where I only ever put one car anyway; where I have floor drains and a hose bibb for water, and just folding it up and stashing it and the keggles in a corner, under tarp.
Or, just committing the space to a full blown fabricated heavy steel frame, multi-tier, to be set up in the 'Barn'. It's a 50 x 60 insulated and finished out building with water, single utility sink, floor drains, electric, cable, and phone, that is currently just the hot rod and hot boat workshop. Their are 3 separate rooms; 1 for the boat, 1 for the mower, ATC, lawn equipment, etc, out back, and the main room that has about 30 x 40 with a 42" x 70" x 27' pit (complete with electric for lights and tools, and a sump pump at one end).
I've considered dedicating the area by the outside wall of the near bay (the one without the pit of course), and using about 16 feet of wall space for sculpture, shelving and storage of equipment, with grain going into sealed blue plastic barrels, and hops stored in the freezer.
While I have 2 kegs for brewing now and 1 more available, I have been told to just M/L in a cooler and KISS. I think I will no doubt move to at least single pump, QD dedicated-hoses type system in the future, but not to try to get to every aspect of a plumbed system in the short term. So, I was planning on suing an old 34 Q cooler and a copper manifold ( I DO have the 1/2" copper pipe now to use, but dread sawing the slits) or SS braid which is quick and easy to set-up, but I 'd have to buy plumbing connection hoses and salvage the braid from them; I don't want to scavenge my good hot rod SS braided hose!).
Okay, so I don't NEED 2" x 2" steel tube to set a cooler with 3-4 gallons of water in it onto, but just the same, I DO need the elevation and cascading steps of tiered system to avoid jumping straight to a pumped plumbing system.
I'm just trying to get a look at what options I have; as I don't want to commit to a big old rectangular tier sculpture and then have needless elevations when I go to using a pump.
guy is making me think I'm smarter for just waiting on ANY type of brewing-dedicated bench or rig, and just stay red-neck kinda style until I can just build an inline stand with a pump system with valves and hoses.