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Classifieds / Custom MASH Paddles for Sale
« on: December 04, 2013, 09:10:21 AM »
I have two VERY cool hobbies.

The first, of course, is HomeBrewing.

The second - I am a professional Wood Worker.

I find the greatest thrill when my two hobbies come together - such is the case when I make Mash Paddles for my customers.   This particular customer is probably known by the vast majority of the AHA - HopUnion llc.

HopUnion llc approached me a couple of years ago.  They saw a Mash Paddle I designed a gave to Sam Calagione - owner of DogFish Head Brewery, http://lumberjocks.com/projects/57064 and wanted to know if I would be willing to work with them to design ten paddles - each with the carved logo of their craft brewery customers.

Here's the results:

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/70485

The work was tricky and tiresome at times, but when all was done I was VERY happy with the outcome.  So was HopUnion - so much in fact that they have hired me since for three more very special paddles.  Two of which were used a prizes for the 2012 and 2013 AHA Homebrew competition!

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/65918

I have also had the fortune of building six-pack holders, beer crates as well as other brewing related objects for customers over the years.

Oh yeah - here's a REALLY cool video of Sam from Dogfish Head using one of my paddles to stir in:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdoFwQOc87A&list=PLBF0519879F384EEA

All-in-all, nothing compares to homebrewing though!

You can see all my recent projects at  http://lumberjocks.com/KnotCurser/projects

I have been making a lot of paddles for AHA Members recently - both basic and extremely customized.

Feel free to contact me with any woodworking ideas/requests - especially BEER Related!  :-)

Bob Rhoades
Severn, MD
www.rhoadesclan.com
rrww@rhoadesclan.com

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Pimp My System / VERY Custom Mash Paddles
« on: August 21, 2013, 06:51:02 AM »
I have two VERY cool hobbies.

The first, of course, is HomeBrewing.

The second - I am a professional Wood Worker.

I find the greatest thrill when my two hobbies come together - such is the case when I make Mash Paddles for my customers.   This particular customer is probably known by the vast majority of the AHA - HopUnion llc.

HopUnion approached me a couple of years ago.  They saw a Mash Paddle I designed a gave to Sam Calagione - owner of DogFish Head Brewery, http://lumberjocks.com/projects/57064 and wanted to know if I would be willing to work with them to design ten paddles - each with the carved logo of their craft brewery customers. 

Here's the results:

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/70485

The work was tricky and tiresome at times, but when all was done I was VERY happy with the outcome.  So was HopUnion - so much in fact that they have hired me since for three more very special paddles.  Two of which were used a prizes for the 2012 and 2013 AHA Homebrew competition!

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/65918

I have also had the fortune of building six-pack holders, beer crates as well as other brewing related objects for customers over the years.

Oh yeah - here's a REALLY cool video of Sam @ Dogfish Head using one of my paddles to stir in:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdoFwQOc87A&list=PLBF0519879F384EEA

All-in-all, nothing compares to homebrewing though!

Bob Rhoades
Severn, MD
www.rhoadesclan.com
rrww@rhoadesclan.com


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