The more beer one is $2500US+freight (basic model), so is actually quite a doable thing if you had the spare money (eg. guessing AUD$5000ish delivered, if you have a project/hobby car, etc. you could sell out and buy a big brewing rig) and you wanted to do it. One possibility I considered for future upgrades was getting a number of mates (say 3-5) to go in on a system like this, then have organised (or rostered) brew/bbq days where you made a batch of beer then split it between the members. This wouldn't be a bad option if you were settled. I'm a bit too fluid at the moment, travel is looming at the end of my PhD.
However, I have been considering more realistic systems for 10gallon batches that I would be more into (20's a bit much
). I'd love to one day buy (or build) say a B3 1550 ($2100US+freight) with all the bells and whistles-using their kettles. I'm actually in the current train of thought of upgrading my converted k$* system to more legal stainless vessels. I have a policeman living next door to me now
, and am fast growing tired of covert operations.
The morebeer kettles are about $250 delivered, so $750 all up for a 3 kettle system.
As for the magnificent copper beauty, well that's about $65000US+freight. For that I'd drive around in an Nissan Skyline R34 GTR and drink mega swill for the rest of my life
Have a look here for similar things and secondhand brewing systems:
Dream, dream, dream......