Not in a position to drop that much scratch on brew rig that size, but you mention a "friend" backing out on that deal. Don't you mean "former friend" unless there were some truly extenuating circumstances?
On deck: a clone of Carolina Beer Co's Rye Stout, clone of Breckenridge's Vanilla Porter,
Secondary: Dortmunder, Hopweizen
Keg Conditioning: Dunkelweizen, Roggenbier, Okto, Ord. Bitter
On tap: Alt, Hefeweizen, Cigar City Maduro clone, Mild
Bottled: Mead, Quad Rajet, Granola Bar Braggot
Too much of everything is just enough.
- J. Garcia