The Helpful Gardener wrote:
... And no, you don't need a Sweetwater for a five gallon bucket, ever. I was throwing that out there to show how seriously the pros take the aeration leg of the triangle. I think we all should make sure we have that well covered rather than just doing the minimum to get by, which can lead to very poor result. ...
All of your points are well taken with me.
I have no problem with buying "the best" when that is what I need.
The system that DoubleDog
's brother has (posted above) looks impressive; it's apparent that he is "in the business" of making lots of compost tea (either for himself, or as a commercial venture). For him, I assume that system is practical, and it's likely a very good investment for the return that he gets from it.
I would certainly never argue with that.
Though the Sweetwater pump is much larger than anything I would need at this time, it's good to know about it anyway.
The suggestions you made are appreciated by me.