I'm going all-grain after years of partial mash, five gallon batches. I'm upgrading my methods while downgrading, if you will, my equipment. Which is to say, I'm getting some small stuff because I'm going to be brewing one gallon batches.
I already have a five gallon brew pot. I have lengths and lengths of tubing, all manner of muslin bags, and cleaning chemicals up the wazoo. I have a five gallon carboy that's been my secondary forever and an equally large primary fermenting bucket. So I have the basics but I need some smaller brew equipment.
So what did I get?
I picked up a three gallon cooler with spigot to act as my mini-mash tun. The three gallons should give me plenty of space for my planned batch sizes. [The cooler is a well known brand that's a garish bright yellow and red. I'm going to have to paint it or sticker the hell out of that thing to make it look respectable.]...