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Old 07-29-2012, 11:03 PM   #1
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My homebrew buddy brought me back a cricket paddle from India and I was wondering if I could use it as a mash paddle. It says "made from the finest willow" but he said it was the cheapest he could get. It's got some stickers on it so I figured I could lacquer it so they'd stay there. Any reason not to?
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:51 AM   #2
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If there is no finish on it, I wouldn't put any on it. Scrape the stickers off, quick sanding, there you go. The fewer 'adjuncts' you add to the mash, the better.
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:41 AM   #3
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Yep, sand then maybe apply some butcher's block oil.

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