Hey everybody, my name is Sean, from Northern CA, and I'm just trying to get started on my home brewing journey. My goal is to start small; 5 Gal. extract brewing; and work my way up to 10 Gal. all grain brewing. I know that doesn't sound like a huge leap for many, but right now, I'm not in this to get crazy pilot brewery serious, so it's about as far as I see myself going for the foreseeable future. Anyway, my first question, or rather poll of sorts is, I'm trying to assemble the equipment necessary to do what I want to do, but, like many of you all I'm sure, on a budget. I don't want to buy stuff now that I can't use later, but I'm not down for dropping $800 to $1000 right off the bat. I've got a couple options put together to get myself started; one is a 2 burner and 30 qt pot, but very basic plastic bucket and bottling bucket fermentation set-up which I call my "cooking" capacity option. The other is basically a turkey fryer and 30 qt. pot, but glass Carboy and secondary kit which is my fermentation capacity option. Both cost just about the same and will get me started with what I want to do, but my question is, which of those two set ups would you all start with if you were just starting out? Which is going to be more expensive for me to expand in the long run? I'm guessing, like a lot of brewing related options, this will come down to personal preference, but I just wanted to poll some of the folks who are already in it. So, sorry if this rambled on a bit, but I appreciate and thank you for your input and look forward to getting into this brewing adventure!