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Thread: Where can I find a good mash paddle?

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    Where can I find a good mash paddle?

    I'm in need of a decent mash paddle about five feet long. I'm currently using a stainless paddle that must weigh about 30 pounds and feels like 90 pounds after mashing in. What have other people had success with and where do you get it? Do canoe paddles really work that good?

    Thanks,
    Scott

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    Well, I've been using a maple canoe paddle for a couple of years and I have not had any problems.

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    mash paddle

    most restraunt supply stores carry a wooden paddle for about 15-20 dollars, if you sterilize it well it should last the cost and is very economic to replace.
    Jeff Gates

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    I use hard plastic canoe paddles with great success. About every year and a half I'll snap one off in the mash, but I'm able to trade beer to a local outfitter in exchange for paddles. Either way, they work well, are easy to keep clean/sterile and are light.
    Hutch Kugeman
    Head Beer Guy
    Crossroads Brewing
    Athens, NY

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    I've also used canoe paddles successfully. The wood ones sometimes tend to split where they're joined (made out of more than one piece of wood), so I tend to like the plastic ones with aluminum handles better...

    Cheers, Tim

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    I realize this thread is quite old, but I have made several 6' (actually 67") carved mash paddles from a single piece of hard maple for a friends professional brewery. I have made a couple extra and put them for sale on Etsy. I can also engrave a custom logo at the top, if desired. Any feedback is appreciated!
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/2320512...r-professional
    Last edited by clodhopper; 05-19-2015 at 09:30 AM. Reason: Fix link

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    Link doesn't work.

    Cheers,
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    Don

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    Thanks Don. I think I have fixed it

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    If anybody is in need of a 6ft mash paddle, I've hobbled together a website for the ones I make. I can custom engrave them too.

    www.clodhoppertech.com

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    An oar is more practical than a paddle, I find.

    Pax.

    Liam
    Liam McKenna
    www.yellowbellybrewery.com

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    We have a grist hydrator so it's more about spreading the mash around than heavily mixing it for us, but I made a Penny-Conscious Mash Paddle/Grain-Out Rake out of a small plastic Oxo cutting board bolted onto a garden hoe. Might have been more than $20, maybe.
    Russell Everett
    Co-Founder / Head Brewer
    Bainbridge Island Brewing
    Bainbridge Island, WA

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    My supplier of choice. Here: http://www.lahnakoski.fi/oars/

    You can often find them used/available on ebay for pretty cheap.

    Pax.

    Liam
    Liam McKenna
    www.yellowbellybrewery.com

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