All in one vs 3 stage systems

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I've been AG brewing for around 18 months now using a klarstein maischfest all in one system. I've been toying with the idea of expanding this into a 3 stage system by adding a HLT and a boil kettle either side of the current Mash Tun. My question is, is this going to increase my beer quality? Are there any major benefits to having 3 stages rather than just the all in one?
 

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I would think a 3 stage systemight be useful if you are brewing more than 1 batch a day. You could be mashing 2nd batch the same time as boiling the first.

But I guess it will give you more cleaning up to do.

But I'm no expert on it as I do BIAB mash in my klarstein fullhorn, wort into FV & continue to sparge into FV until required volume reached. Then it's back from FV into the fullhorn for the boil. (And I do this with a jug until FV is about 1/2 full and can be lifted and poured safely)
 

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Only you will improve your beer quality IMO. Many a good beer has been brewed on simplest of equipment.
So only buy additional equipment if it suits your brewing style i.e it saves time or simplifies your process for you as a individual
 

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Are you not happy with your beer quality ?
I'm producing pretty good beer at the moment, some better than others. I was just wondering if there's any real advantage to a 3 stage system. If not, I can always just buy more kegs....
 
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If I had the space, I would love a shiny stainless steel 3 stage system because it looks cool and would impress my friends.

However, the main things that improved my beer quality was accurate temperature controlled fermentation and closed loop keg transfers.

So, I would go for more kegs and a second FV to have more variety on tap.
 
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