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Offline wamille

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mash rake
« on: April 25, 2012, 12:25:00 am »
just got a replica of a tiki-type paddle.  i was hoping to use it as a mash rake.  it's been stained with some kind of stuff.  is it ok to use as a rake or do i need to sand the stain off?

Offline tschmidlin

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Re: mash rake
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 12:26:26 am »
I don't know.  Without knowing what it is, I wouldn't use it.
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Offline euge

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Re: mash rake
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012, 01:35:44 am »
That's probably not good for a mash-rake, which is dubious on a homebrewing scale anyway.

Got any pics?
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Offline ccfoo242

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Re: mash rake
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2012, 05:55:37 am »
Is it blood? I think you need to pull a Dexter and use one of those lights to see if it glows.
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Offline Jimmy K

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Re: mash rake
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2012, 07:10:17 am »
Even if it were not stained, some woods are not good for food contact. I wouldn't use it without knowing what it is made of.
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