Hi Everyone. I'm going all grain and I've started to collect equipment. I purchased a large turkey fryer (36 quarts) to handle the boil. I also purchased a 5 gallon and 10 gallon rubber maid cooler to convert into a HLT/MLT.
I'm looking at making the MLT using the DIY thread provided here on the boards. Only issue is that I would want to build a manifold instead of using the stainless steel braid. It seems to me that this is just going to be a major pain the --- to build this. Should I bypass all of this shenanigans and buy high quality equipment, or should I persevere and build the DIY equipment myself?
Am I being penny wise and pound foolish? Should I consider this?