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Old 04-13-2012, 12:26 AM   #1
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is it ok to used a wooden spoon for brewing? going to brew my first ever batch this weekend and havnt found a metal spoon big enough for my 9 gallon pot which will be a full 5 gallon boil. is wood too porous?
thanks for the help......

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Old 04-13-2012, 12:29 AM   #2
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Its fine, even a plastic spoon will work. Just clean it after every use and dont use post boil.

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Old 04-13-2012, 12:35 AM   #3
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i should only need it during the boil right? after that its all siphons and gravity.
do i need to soak it in star san pre boil? or is the boil going to kill and potential bacteria?

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Don't bother sanitizing a wooden spoon. You will not get it sanitized.

Don't use the wooden spoon in your wort after the boil is finished. During the boil, you can stir with your dong - won't hurt the beer.

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During the boil, you can stir with your dong - won't hurt the beer.
Hurt your dong though!!
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I agree. I dont think I would use my dong either. I'm not into pain.

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For stirring your boil you can use anything that will not impart flavor to the wort (so probably rules out passedpawn's dong). I often use a large metal whisk as it is most effective for getting malt extracts dissolved in.

For a mash, you want a beachwood paddle, or failing that a large beachwood spoon.

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never thought of the whisk......
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I use a big white plastic paddle spoon with holes in the paddle. It came with my kit. It works great and cleans really easy.

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