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Spoon material
« on: April 25, 2013, 08:55:02 AM »
Is there a preferred material for the spoon I'll use to stir the wort (stainless steel kettle)? Wood, SS, etc. Thanks.

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Re: Spoon material
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2013, 11:41:37 AM »
When your boiling it really doesn't matter, but I use a long SST spoon anyway.
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Re: Spoon material
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013, 11:50:41 AM »
I use a silicon spoonula but mostly just because that's what I have around. If your talking about stirring while chilling then go with something that can be sanitized (stainless is first choice but the silicon seems to work well at least so far **knock on wood **)
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Spoon material
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2013, 12:02:23 PM »
I use a long wooden paddle to stir the kettle and a long SS spoon to stir the mash.
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Re: Spoon material
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2013, 01:25:16 PM »
I use a large SS spoon for the mash and boil.
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Re: Spoon material
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2013, 01:36:47 PM »
i have a piece of oak that i have marks on for the kettle depth (volume) use it for everything. it doesn't get hot when in the boil either.
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Re: Spoon material
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2013, 02:54:45 PM »
i have a piece of oak that i have marks on for the kettle depth (volume) use it for everything. it doesn't get hot when in the boil either.
+1.  Mine is a BIG wooden spoon that my carpenter buddy made for me in his garage a long time ago.  It's notched with all my kettle measurements as well.  Gotta like a good multipurpose tool !
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Re: Spoon material
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2013, 10:21:16 AM »
I have one of these. I use it for both the mash and boil kettle. I also use a long, slotted stainless spoon for aerating and punching down meads.
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Re: Spoon material
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2013, 10:24:53 AM »
I use a long stainless spoon like above. It doesn't matter so much for stirring wort, but it is easily sanitized for stirring priming sugar or anything else into finished beer.
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Re: Spoon material
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2013, 10:32:10 AM »
I have a wooden mash fork for the mash. A wooden paddle for the boil, but that comes out before flameout and the long SS spoon goes in. A long time ago I had a long plastic spoon, but that finally got some cracks, then it broke.

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