2- A Lauter tun w/ heat and rakes (^capitol will be paid off with ^effiecency plus flexability.
3-good keg racker- short fills cost$ in lost product and ^labor. Include a scale to weigh them for conformation.
4- glue, your in this for the long haul right?
5- Plate and frame plus fining in kettle and prior to filtration. @When you get bigger buy DE for course and use plate for fine filtration if wanted.
last- hire your Brewmaster, at least as a consultant, and have him involved in all these decisions. Dont think you can run a business and do all the work too......
Brewmaster & Operations Director, The Fermentorium
"Your results may vary"