This page is dedicated to those who have less than ideal setups. This is a pic of my "Ugly Kettle" made from two 19 pots from Big W that are silver soldered together.The inside has been cleaned up with a flap wheel and wire brush wheel to make it healthy.
top engineering stu.i see nothing wrong with your set up other than no stand.for me a stand helps out the old back from bending over too much.if i was a real brewer i would buy a march pump then i wouldnt have to climb a ladder to fill my hlt with hot hot tap water each brew day.im bound to fall off it one day.
I remember thinking that was ugly back then too, you haven't prettied up the outside yet, have you?
My brewery is still a hodgepodge of pieces randomly assembled into a 2 or 3 tier setup as opportunity and outdoor furnishings provide. The pieces of podge have changed a lot in the last five years but the overall hodge largely remains. Still makes beer though, from time to time.
Good, shiney, flashy equipment doesn't mean the beer will be better... I remember a comment on here not long back from someone saying "The best beer I ever had was made in 1 pot and an esky". I think it was referring to one of Tony's brews...