Hey, I know that MLT. Heres a picture from MY first AG this past Sunday.
I got my hardware from Bargain Fittings
Did you have any trouble with the interior rubber gasket? I had to use the stock gasket, PLUS an inside 1/2" o-ring to make the seal watertight.
There was considerable temp loss during the mash. Twice during the mash, I drew off a couple quarts of wort, brought it a boil, and then added it back to the mash. Steam seemed to escape at the front of the lid near the handle grip. Everything worked out well though. My target gravity at the and of the boil was dead on (1.055).
This was my first full boil, and I managed to get my hands on a 15 gallon brew pot. I was totally worried about boilovers with my 7.5 gallon turkey fryer.
What did you wip up? This will be my very first ESB.