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brandonhagen1 01-15-2012 05:13 AM

wood for mash paddle
so what do you all think is the best wood to use for a mash paddle please post pics if you have them thanks

pnh2atl 01-15-2012 05:19 AM


johnsma22 01-15-2012 05:23 AM

Don't have a pic at the moment, but mine is made of maple. I've seen others made out of walnut.

day_trippr 01-15-2012 05:34 AM

+1 on maple, the harder the better...


mountainman13 01-15-2012 06:24 AM


Originally Posted by pnh2atl (Post 3666703)


outside92129 01-15-2012 03:10 PM

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another +1 on maple. I got an 8ft section for $4 at the local hardwood store, enough to make 2 paddles. I'm not a woodworker and don't have all the tools but i got it done.

pojobrown 01-15-2012 03:15 PM

I usually use maple. But one I brew my Brutus smoked irish ale I make a paddle out of oak and. Scorch it everytime I stick it in my mash to get a nice smoke flavor. Red oak taste better than white oak in my opinion

brandonhagen1 01-15-2012 05:06 PM

so looks like i need to get a piece of maple thanks guys

Duckfoot 01-15-2012 05:21 PM

Found a batch of maple at my local Home Depot for mine...

ylpaul2000 01-15-2012 06:29 PM

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I've used maple, walnut, and cherry. They have all worked equally well (in my opinion). This is one I just whipped up for my brother and it is walnut with four coats if butcher block oil.


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