Just a quick homebrew update. My three-tier stand is great, but I kept melting hoses when they would touch the hot metal. Luckily none ever burst and spewed hot wort all over, but I knew that was just a matter of time.
So a friend and I got out the torches and hard-plumbed the stand. The hoses are now short jumpers that connect vessels to the center line. Brewed a dunkelweiss with the new setup on Thursday. Works well and no burned hoses.
Some eye candy: