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Old 02-27-2008, 09:32 AM   #1
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I have some rockhard maple boards I want to make a mash paddle with, my question is would someone be kind enough to give me the measurements of a (real) mash paddle,ie length, thickness, width, how many rakes, distanc between rakes, length of tines, and another question, I am having trouble finding a burner stand wide enough for the converted keggle, I know that is a lot to ask, any help greatly appreciated for a soon to be AGer, thanks in advance to all replies

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Old 02-27-2008, 01:29 PM   #2
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For the converted keggle a banjo SQ14 works great, you can pick one up at home depot for 40 bucks.

With regards to the mash paddle, you don't need exact measurements, just make a big rake or spoon. I personally use a very large metal spoon that I got at a resteraunt supply store for about $15, it also performs double duty as my boil spoon. You really just need something to stir, a wooden dowel or broom handle would probably do the job well enough if you really needed something in a pinch.

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Old 02-27-2008, 04:50 PM   #3
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If you have an existing burner that won't hold your kettle securely, go to a local welding shop (or a neighbor who welds) and ask them to weld up a larger grate for you. Some scrap angle and about ten minutes should be all it would take. They might even do it for a few beers.

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Old 02-27-2008, 05:38 PM   #4
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Here's an article with dimensions: http://www.homebrew.com/articles/article08300201.shtml

I made one out of dowel, like the one on the right. It now sits in the corner as I just use a long handled SS spoon as well.

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