So I think I may go the all grain route as a Christmas gift.
It looks like the 5 Gallon kit that they have here would work - but I noticed that the coolers are really overpriced - I can get Home Depot branded coolers for half the price. So, would it make sense to get a 10 gallon cooler for the mash tun and a 5 gallon cooler for the sparge water?
Also, I noticed that they do not include a kettle - I am guessing that my little 5 gallon pot is not going to work is it? What do you all recommend for size and extras on the kettles? I see that the ones with a spout and thermometer are really expensive, but is it worth it?