|Project by KnotCurser||posted 05-26-2012 12:29 AM||1797 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I was hired a week or so ago to create a very custom Mash Paddle for someone to give as a gift to his friend.
The person is a home-brewer and a Washington Redskins fan and I was asked if I could combine these two loves into a Mash paddle. Oh yeah – also would I put his initials on it? Sure!
So, I took the “old-school” Redskins logo and surrounded it by two hops flowers. His monogram was then put on the handle, as you can see.
The paddle is solid 1 inch thick Cherry, measures 41 inches long and is around 4 inches wide at its widest point.
Treatment is a coat of food-grade mineral oil as this paddle will be used in the beer making process.
I believe this is my fifth paddle in a very short time-span and I already am discussing a possible sixth with a really nice customer half way across the country! I am sure glad I really enjoy making these! :-)
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