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Old 09-30-2011, 10:11 PM   #1
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I've been feeling a lack of mash paddle lately, and now realize that those crappy plastic spoons are a poor substitute.

I did a little digging on easy homemade paddles and realized that a Child's canoe paddle should fit the bill. I found one cheap at the local sporting goods store.I was a little concerned (probably needlessly) over the varnish, so I sanded down to bare wood before drilling some holes. An 1 1/2" hole saw made for some nice dough-ball breaking goodness. I'm fairly happy with the outcome.
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:22 PM   #2
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I bought a broken oar at auction, for a dollar, cut it down at both ends, sanded, and drilled the holes. Works good but I think I'll make one out of hardwood next. I agree on the crappy spoons. I had a 7 year old spoon that finally broke on me so I bought another one. I thought it was identical but it's not even close. It bends and looks more beat up after a couple of uses than the old one. They changed the plastic on them. I use it only to stir wort and not mash.

 
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