We are buying a house and it only has a car port right now with a shed in the back to store my supplies. We plan on building a garage, but that will probably be at least 2-3yrs from now. And of course the house only has a 4' crawl space instead of a full basement, so I won't have anywhere to put a spare fridge as a ferm chamber to fit 10 gallon batches.
Right now I have a 60qt Igloo cooler that I converted into a ferm chamber and it can only ferment 5 gallon batches at a time.
My plan is to get this kettle with a Blichmann floor burner and use a 2 cooler set up for mashing & sparging.
And then once we finally have a garage I want to get the Blichmann top tier and I would then get a 20gallon kettle to do 10 gallon batches and I would turn this 10 gallon kettle into my HLT.
So I figure instead of spending over $300 on a 10 gallon Blichmann kettle when I'm ultimately going to get a 20 gallon Blichmann in a few years, this one would work great for now and can easily be used as a HLT later down the road.