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Mash Paddle
« on: December 29, 2015, 01:45:41 PM »
I've used a long SS spoon for all of my brews up to this point. I've considered picking up a wooden paddle as the spoon can sometimes scrape up the plastic mash tun.

For the wooden paddle owners, whatcha' got?

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Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2015, 02:23:44 PM »
I've got a nice maple paddle a friend made for me. hard maple shaped like a canoe paddle but shorter and blunter with holes in the blade. it works find and I can pour my vorlauf over it to get a decent trickle onto the top of the grain bed.

I don't know if it's really any better than a SS spoon. scratches in the mash tun don't really matter.
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Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2015, 02:38:43 PM »
Mine is a cheapo pine paddle. Because it's soft, it tends to hold moisture so I need to make sure it is clean before I hang it to dry. It molded once but I was able to sand it down to like new.

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Mash Paddle
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2015, 03:18:01 PM »
I have a small wooden paddle. I use it every batch and I think it does avoid scratches in the mash tun.

I got mine off eBay. It's a "partial mash" paddle. Basically it's smaller which works well for my small batches.  Unfortunately the eBay seller has closed his account. 

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Edited to show my actual paddle.
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Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2015, 03:50:01 PM »
Plain wooden paddle, no holes, angled edge on bottom.  Wood burned initials, lots of notches.
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Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2015, 04:00:40 PM »
Plain wooden paddle, no holes, angled edge on bottom.  Wood burned initials, lots of notches.
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Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2015, 04:51:10 PM »
I've used a long SS spoon for all of my brews up to this point. I've considered picking up a wooden paddle as the spoon can sometimes scrape up the plastic mash tun.

For the wooden paddle owners, whatcha' got?

If you want one go for it, but I haven't found that a paddle works any better than a spoon for me.
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Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2015, 04:53:59 PM »
If you want one go for it, but I haven't found that a paddle works any better than a spoon for me.


Yep. And I'd go as far as saying my SS spoon works better - it reaches into the corners of the cooler better. I mounted my paddle on the wall of the garage, above one of my kegerators.
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Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2015, 05:06:40 PM »
Sounds like a great xBeermt for publishing very early in april. Wooden mash paddle vs Stainless spoon: can the judges detect a difference in a blind triangle test? Does it effect hot side aeration? Does the flavor contributed by the wood require the beer to be entered in a special category?

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Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2015, 05:10:38 PM »
 Nice. Maybe the mash paddle version tastes 'oaked' ?     ;D
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Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2015, 05:14:04 PM »
Nice. Maybe the mash paddle version tastes 'oaked' ?     ;D

Mine would taste maple.
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Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2015, 05:31:24 PM »
Nice. Maybe the mash paddle version tastes 'oaked' ?     ;D

Mine would taste maple.
Where you live probably vine maple

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Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2015, 08:05:27 PM »
Nice. Maybe the mash paddle version tastes 'oaked' ?     ;D

Mine would taste maple.
Where you live probably vine maple

Except it didn't come from around here....
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Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2015, 08:10:51 PM »
Nice. Maybe the mash paddle version tastes 'oaked' ?     ;D

Mine would taste maple.
Where you live probably vine maple

Except it didn't come from around here....
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Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2015, 08:22:18 PM »
Plain wooden paddle, no holes, angled edge on bottom.  Wood burned initials, lots of notches.
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