Over the last three days we've placed our equipment order. After a year or more of bids, reviews, and searching, we went with Portland Kettle Works out of Oregon. They supply 100% American made equipment which was something we felt was important. A large percentage of today's equipment comes from China, which lowers costs but in many cases the quality suffers. Between the general quality and keeping things American made, we thought PKW was the way to go.
You can check out their site at www.portlandkettleworks.com.
We've done quite a few other behind the scenes things since Monday but nothing compares to the milestone that is ordering equipment so we'll leave it at that. We're having a drink to celebrate. In a process this long, you need to pause and take in the victories as they come.