A sculpture has never been a dream of mine even though I see them every week when I'm in the MoreBeer showroom. I just prefer my direct fired mashtun and the wort it makes.
so Tasty, what's your setup? Do you have 2 burners? A stand of some sort? I'd like to move up to a rims (?) system at some point, but don't have room for a stand.
I've got a single level three vessel, three pump system. My 26 gallon HLT sits on a 60,000 BTU Campchef and my 26 gallon boil kettle sits on a 55,000 BTU Bayou Classic. My direct fired mashtun, which is made from a 50 liter Heinekin keg with a bottom drain, sits on a Campchef burner that I've dialed down to about 10,000 BTU. The burner has an automatic valve so the flame comes on when the mash falls below the setpoint on my Ranco. I recirculate for the entire duration of the mash.