I was getting ready to either pull the trigger on a robobrew or a grainfather (nb 20% off code) but then realized they aren't really an all in one. They still need another vessel to heat sparge water.
The Clawhammer is more like my current propane biab except with a pump. Price is $899 for 120v. So looking at a previous thread they mentioned the element is 1650w. So I checked and I do have a couple dedicated 20 amp circuits where I could brew. However I have a hydra chiller, and I don't recirculate and don't really want the hop basket. So I can purchase things separately and lower the price.
My though was I would get kettle with basket, pid controller, element. Skip the plate chiller, hop basket, and pump (for now). I think I could empty out grain basket and use it in the boil if I was going to add a chugger pump down the road. Currently I don't recirculate and just insulate kettle outdoors and only lose a few degrees over 60 mins depending on weather.
Anyone see any problems with my thinking?