|Project by KnotCurser||posted 08-16-2014 05:00 PM||1665 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
This was a very touching and special mash paddle to create.
A very nice customer from Houston, Texas contacted me and wanted to use one of my Mash Paddles as an anniversary gift for her Husband – seems they will be opening a brewery in the very near future and she thought this would be the perfect gift!
The dedication script in the center of the paddle was a first for me – it took quite a bit of work with both my CNC Router and then hand-carving tools to get just right – well worth the effort, though.
Since it will be used at a commercial brewery, the paddle is 55 inches tall and around an inch thick – it needs to be that large to be able to get to the bottom of a 7BBL mash tun! That’s 220 gallons, by the way.
Wood is solid cherry and is treated with 100% food grade mineral oil.
The hops flowers were cut out using my scroll saw.
By the way, the typo in the dedication was purposely done and has a special meaning for the couple that ordered it. ;-)
-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: email@example.com / www.rhoadesclan.com