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Old 01-15-2012, 06:13 AM   #1
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so what do you all think is the best wood to use for a mash paddle please post pics if you have them thanks


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Old 01-15-2012, 06:19 AM   #2
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Maple.



 
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:23 AM   #3
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Don't have a pic at the moment, but mine is made of maple. I've seen others made out of walnut.
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:34 AM   #4
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+1 on maple, the harder the better...

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Old 01-15-2012, 07:24 AM   #5
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Old 01-15-2012, 04:10 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 01-15-2012, 04:15 PM   #7
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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

 
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:06 PM   #8
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so looks like i need to get a piece of maple thanks guys
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:21 PM   #9
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Found a batch of maple at my local Home Depot for mine...
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:29 PM   #10
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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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