Originally Posted by sdillow
2. Having enough forethought to mark my mash paddle up with gallon marks is a plus (used a scale, 8.345lbs per gallon). Need a more permanent marking system as sharpie marks faded some.
Would carving a simple notch out of the paddle at each respective mark work for you? perhaps you could get creative and put a simple design at each gallon level.
even more creative although not sure if there would be any negative effect on the beer would be to either brand(hot metal) or do some sort of burn mark.
this is all assuming your paddle is made out of wood