Mash Paddle

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Project by DHapp posted 01-30-2017 02:06 PM 6689 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to make a Mash Paddle. My first response is what is a Mash Paddle? Then he explained it was used for home brewing beer. Then he asked for it to be in the shape of a hop. Then he asked for a way to mount/hold it, then he asked for me to put his family mark on it. It is made of hard maple and the paddle has watco butcher block finish on it.

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#1 posted 01-30-2017 02:23 PM

Nice paddle. Should make some good beer.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 01-30-2017 04:37 PM

Awesome work! Take it from experience, though, have the new owner boil his paddle for at least 20-30 mins prior to using it as the finish WILL leach into his first brew if not!

After the first use, everything is good to go!!!!!

That design is awesome

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#3 posted 01-31-2017 03:18 PM

Thanks, for the comments, I will share the information with the owner. Although in doing my research for finishing or not it seemed the butcher block or beeswax/mineral spirits were used quite a bit by sellers of mash paddles.

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#4 posted 01-31-2017 06:11 PM


You are most certainly correct – I use mineral oil (butcher block oil minus the beeswax) to treat my paddles and I let the clients know to take care of their paddles prior to mash in.

I make a few hundred paddles a year – and, btw, yours looks amazing!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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