Author Topic: Mash Paddle  (Read 1533 times)

Offline groovy24

  • 1st Kit
  • *
  • Posts: 3
    • View Profile
Mash Paddle
« on: December 27, 2009, 09:26:45 PM »
I'm about to finish up with my mash paddle carved out of a 36" piece of maple.  I've seen that these are finished by applying a food-grade lemon-based oil but does it really need to be lemon-based or can I just use food-grade block oil?

groovy24
« Last Edit: December 28, 2009, 08:01:15 AM by groovy24 »

Offline denny

  • Administrator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 11643
  • Noti OR [1991.4, 287.6deg] AR
    • View Profile
    • Dennybrew
Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2009, 09:51:26 AM »
Is there a concern about the oil dissolving into the wort in the kettle?  FWIW, I have 2 paddles and neither are finished with anything.
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

www.dennybrew.com

The best, sharpest, funniest, weirdest and most knowledgable minds in home brewing contribute on the AHA forum. - Alewyfe

Offline slimsparty

  • Assistant Brewer
  • ***
  • Posts: 109
  • 1882 Brewery
    • View Profile
Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2009, 10:09:52 AM »
I am planning on going raw wood when I make mine too.  Think of the wooden spoon in mom's kitchen.  It isn't seasoned per se.

Offline tubercle

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1639
  • Sweet Caroline
    • View Profile
Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2009, 10:38:03 AM »


 No seasoning or finish necessary ;D
Sweet Caroline where the Sun rises over the deep blue sea and sets somewhere beyond Tennessee

Offline groovy24

  • 1st Kit
  • *
  • Posts: 3
    • View Profile
Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2009, 10:48:34 AM »
Great thanks I'll post a pic once I'm finished

Offline corkybstewart

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1298
    • View Profile
Re: Mash Paddle
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2009, 12:37:23 PM »
Is maple the best wood for a mash paddle?
I'd really just rather be brewing in sunny Carlsbad New Mexico