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Offline erikn68

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Mash Paddle
« on: June 13, 2017, 09:07:36 PM »
What does everyone think is the best type of material for a mash paddle? Would you use stainless steel or make your own with wood. What wood would you use?

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Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2017, 09:32:53 PM »
What does everyone think is the best type of material for a mash paddle? Would you use stainless steel or make your own with wood. What wood would you use?

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I use wood but I don't think there is a reason for one versus the other. You just want something to stir and break dough balls.

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Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2017, 09:59:48 PM »
Mine is a big stainless steel spoon. It stirs and breaks up dough balls just fine.

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Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2017, 10:04:54 PM »
Mine is a big stainless steel spoon. It stirs and breaks up dough balls just fine.

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Same here. My mash paddle decorates the garage wall.
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Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2017, 10:06:32 PM »
I'm sure there are woods that should be avoided. Cedar comes to mind as it has a strong aroma. Maple is what I see most often. Mine is a cheapo pine model. Paid $7 for it 8 years ago.

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Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2017, 10:25:35 PM »
I will suggest a comfortable handle. The reason I use my mash paddle over the big stainless spoon (I also own) is the more comfortable handle (and it looks cool).

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Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2017, 05:51:27 PM »
Mine is a big stainless steel spoon. It stirs and breaks up dough balls just fine.

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Until recently I have also used the large stainless spoon, works just fine. I did just purchase a stainless mash paddle, went with stainless for durability/longevity.