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Old 03-24-2012, 12:04 AM   #1
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Default Wooden mash paddles

So I haven't ever had any luck posting so far and I usually only get an answer or two, but here we go again maybe this time ill get a better response. I've been making a lot of mash paddles lately and I never use them (I teach wood working classes). I was thinking of asking my LHBS if they would consider selling them for me in return for store credit (they take a portion of course).

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My only concern is that they are of high enough quality to be considered. Now I know that it is hard to tell from just a picture, however here are some of the collection I have. PLEASE let me know what you think!

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Old 03-24-2012, 12:10 AM   #2
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Those LOOK great! What kind of woods? I would think naked wood (no sealer or stain or anything) would be the only way to go.

Shoot me a price / pic on a naked maple or oak one!

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Old 03-24-2012, 12:17 AM   #3
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I have oak, cherry, poplar, willow, and maple in that bunch. I will get back back to you on price shortly.

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Old 03-24-2012, 12:24 AM   #4
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The bottom two are sweet! I cant imagine I could afford one of these.

You could make a whole line of sword shaped ones. Excalibur, roman sword, scottish claymore...

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Old 03-24-2012, 12:30 AM   #5
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I see nothing wrong with the quality of these paddles. Beautiful and I wish I had one!!!

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Old 03-24-2012, 12:36 AM   #6
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I'd like one in either cherry, oak or maple, as long as the wood has some really nice character to it (grain structure still visible)... PM me if you're open to the idea so we can design it up and get this to happen... I'll want it long enough to mash in my keg mash tun (1/2 bbl) and possibly something a bit larger (thinking ahead)...

I think the designs with holes in them will be more useful. They're all nice, but you also need to have them long enough to work in deeper mash tuns. So the third from the bottom would have more limited use than the top one.

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Those look great! Nice work.

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Those are awesome

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I like the second from the bottom. What kind of wood is that? How much are you looking to get for them? I'm interested.

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Ok so some explanation is in order. First, I bought my stainless steel paddle for around $40 and I've gathered that most people wouldn't pay twice that for a custom. I was thinking around $65ish at my LHBS. Shipping is something different, and unfortunately the longer it is the more it costs. Second the shorter of the paddles was designed for a buddy of mine who brews 5 gallon extract batches, anything longer is unusable on a stove top. Third I would always recommend some sort of food safe finish. I've used butcher block oil, orange oil, and walnut oil with great results. Without oil the life of the paddle is greatly reduced. That being said I would finish to the preference of the customer. Any other questions please ask!

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