Insane price! how much of that money is for the shine?
If you work out what each piece is individually than you'll see that you getting ripped off! if you buy this.
It is proberly worth the money he's asking but if you have that money to spend you can get a lot more bang for your buck than that.
pumpy it makes beer just the same as our home breweries its just 300litres bigger, making the beer is not any different really, a lot of us here good walk in and brew on that with no problems at all. sorry that sounds a bit big headed but it is true, most experienced all grain brewers here shouldn't have too many probs brewing on systems like these.
You'll need a bigger mash paddle is all. B)
Now, I'm not an AG brewer, so this is not sour grapes on my part.
My take on this is, based on my experience of shipping big complicated things, it would take forever to get it up and running. It will not come out of the container ready to roll.
And I assume the bloke who designed it/put it together won't be there explain why this coupling goes here, or why this switch does this instead of that...maybe you could walk into it where it is now and get it going but I'd be more concerned that it would take months of tinkering to get it working at all, let alone properly.
I had enough trouble explaining how and why the syphon tube clip I made out of a bit of wire was going to work to one of my brewing partners without a keg & tube to demonstrate on.
Look at your own AG set up, imagine stripping it down and mailing it to someone with a few photos and a schematic- how do you think they would go?