|Project by KnotCurser||posted 05-14-2012 12:13 AM||4485 views||2 times favorited||15 comments|
A few month’s ago I created a very special Mash Paddle for the owner of DogFish Head Beer, Sam Calagione. He has the paddle on constant display in his “mini” brewery located inside of his Pub/Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
I figured I might hear from someone about the paddle for some additional business, but when I heard from a representative from Hopunion LLC, located in Yakima, Washington it really blew my mind! That’s 2800 miles away from Rehoboth Beach!!! They visited the pub and asked about the paddle and then contacted me to make them another “special” paddle.
This paddle will be given as a prize at the 2102 National Homebrewers Conference located in Seattle Washington this year. I would consider this paddle about as “busy” as a paddle could get. As you can see, the majority of it has been carved out with my scrollsaw! Images cut include custom hop flowers and the Seattle Space Needle.
The paddle measures around 44 inches long and is 1 inch thick solid cherry. It’s treated with only mineral oil as it just might be used in the beer making process (but I doubt it).
This will be shipping out to Yakima shortly – in plenty of time for the conference!
Cool – my paddles are now a national hit! :-)
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