At first glance Brahman seems to have a steep disadvantage (tempo loss) but looks can be deceiving.
The ideal deck would be a Brahman and a Scholar.
Lets look at the so-called 'disadvantages' and turn that frown upside down:
2 for +1 str
Net-Ready Eyes gets you to str 4. Datasucker can get you the rest of the way if you need it, but you probably won't need Brahman for str 5+ ICE because of the next point.
A program is uninstalled and sent to the top of the stack
D4v1d, Lady, Rex, Cuj.0 and Overmind love having infinite counters. Drool over infinite D4v1d.
Cyber-Cypher can target any server you want (Turing maybe?) and for Tollbooth or other annoying ICE you can target and maybe even re-target Femme using Eureka!.
Paricia's 2 are renewed every time it is installed.
Chameleon and LLDS Processor comes to mind but Chameleon seems a bit pointless when you have inifinite D4v1d and Brahman's incredible efficiency at breaking subroutines.
You need to draw that program again, costing a
Ideally with Oracle May to get paid for doing what you want. John Masanori gets that program back in your grip almost immediately. Patron is cheap renewable card draw.
Earthrise, Drug Dealer, ProCon, Astrolabe and Wyldcakes are other handy draw options, all of them clickless except for ProCon.
You need to install that program again, costing a
Hayley can get a free install during both the runner and corp turns. Personal Workshop, Savoir-faire and SMC let you trigger that install. Using Multithreader you can even trigger Savoir-faire and SMC for free.
You need to install that program again, costing s
Scheherazade means you get paid for re-installing programs. Sahasrara gives you a 2 discount.
Modded installs D4v1d and the dog breakers for free.
A lot of the cards I have mentioned like Paricia, Savoir-faire and SMC are 0 to install. Inti (for Wraparound) and Pawn (0) are possibilities as well.
Technical Writer will make unbelievable amounts of s.
If you don't want to use Scheherazade then London Library will reinstall programs for free temporarily. Make sure you bounce them with Brahman before your turn ends! Credit to Lynx Kuroneko for publishing this idea.
This potentially needs a lot of
...and you can't use Leprechaun, NetChip or Omni-Drive if you want to use Scheherazade. This is probably the biggest disadvantage of this kind of set-up and there's no real silver bullet.
You can play around it by leaning more on your other breakers and Brahman gives you complete control over how much you are currently using.
You can stock up with Akamatsu and CyberSolutions.
Brain Chip and Maya help with too.
Other console options include Monolith - which sort of synergises since you will certainly have programs in your grip to install and Ekomind, but both of those take a long time to set up.
Sacrificial Construct prevents Marcus Batty or Keegan Lane from trashing your entire Rig when it's hosted on Scheherazade.
Cuj.0 or Femme take care of Swordsman.
Paricia doesn't do upgrades. SanSan City Grid is 5. Use Econ.
Test Run works with Brahman (it's going to top of stack anyway right?) it works with Oracle May, it works with Eureka! and with all breakers mentioned earlier too.