|Project by KnotCurser||posted 08-27-2010 09:57 PM||6254 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
No, this is NOT a torture implement for Hawkeye, Radar and Hotlips – that would be a M.A.S.H. Paddle! ;-)
A co-worker, and previous customer of mine, started brewing his own beer. From what I recently learned, a device called a “Mash Paddle” is used to stir the brew as it boils to both break up any lumps as well as keep the stuff from burning. A series of holes in the paddle end helps to accomplish this – the fancier ones have shapes cut out instead of just round holes.
He looked online for one and after seeing the prices thought to contact me and see if I could make one for him at a more reasonable price.
SURE! Why not??? We exchanged some ideas and I came up with this design – it’s a full inch thick piece of cherry, one yard long and 3 1/2 inches wide at the paddle end.
I also drew the outline of the hops leaves so what he has would be totally original.
I cut the rough shape on the band saw, sanded and used my scroll saw to cut out the patterns on the paddle. A single coat of food grade oil and here’s the result.
Enjoy, and Cheers!
Oh yeah – in addition to the commission, also promised to me is a few bottles of the beer once it’s complete and perfected – I am certainly looking forward to that part!
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