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Offline PORTERHAUS

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Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2016, 06:06:58 pm »
I have a long SS spoon and have used mostly that. I have one slotted for the mash and one non slotted in the boil. I made an Amazon order a few weeks back and I picked up a wooden paddle from the Bayou Classic people. I have 2 of their pots as a HLT and a boil kettle. Those have been great so for $12 for a 35" paddle, I figured I would try it. Only used it once but it made things a lot easier, the spoon I usually use is a little short for my new bigger mashtun and starts to really hurt my hand.

This seems like it is also soft wood so I'll have to keep it clean and sanitized.

Offline factory

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Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2016, 05:23:45 am »
A Navy Master Chief friend of mine made mine out of a piece of White Ash. 

Here's his Facebook Page.  He makes shadowboxes for folks that are retiring.  The photo of the mash paddle he made for me is near the bottom.

https://www.facebook.com/BandZWoodworking/photos_stream

Offline Indy574

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Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2016, 06:23:49 pm »
I have a piece of maple laying around that I figure I would make a mash paddle out of.

Offline 69franx

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Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2016, 11:42:29 am »
A Navy Master Chief friend of mine made mine out of a piece of White Ash. 

Here's his Facebook Page.  He makes shadowboxes for folks that are retiring.  The photo of the mash paddle he made for me is near the bottom.

https://www.facebook.com/BandZWoodworking/photos_stream
Almost looks too nice to place into sticky, sugary, hot wort. Great work!
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Offline gymrat

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Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2016, 08:36:45 pm »
I have a cheap plastic paddle from Midwest Supplies. It tends to bend a bit while I am stirring but it works. I have thought about investing in a nice wooden paddle sometime.
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Offline 69franx

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Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2016, 09:25:25 pm »
On my smaller batches (grist wise) I tend to use my large whisk more than the wooden paddle I have. It is great for those huge beers though
Frank L.
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Offline coolman26

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Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2016, 03:22:14 pm »
I use a monster whisk on my thinner mashes.  When my MT is thick, and overfloweth, a custom maple paddle my wife gave me for Christmas a few years back.  I used to use a drill and stainless paint mixer.  All are good I guess.  My MT is too big for my spoons. 
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Offline kgs

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Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2016, 08:52:09 pm »
I have a 22" stainless steel whisk purchased at a restaurant supply store. I use it to stir the mash because it breaks up small clumps I might not have detected. It's also a gorgeous piece of hardware.
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