|Project by KnotCurser||posted 08-07-2013 11:48 AM||2323 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
This is a mash paddle that was ordered by a co-worker of mine. He ordered this as a gift for his brother who brews beer – a fantastic hobby and one I share as well.
This particular paddle is solid cherry and has three hops flowers in the paddle area – these were cut out using a scrollsaw with a #5 spiral blade.
The names in both sides of the handle area were carved using my CNC Router.
The paddle measures around 44 inches long and is 3 1/2 inches wide at the paddle end. It’s a tad over an inch thick.
“What’s a Mash Paddle” you ask? View this quick video of the owner of Dogfish Head Brewery who is using one of my mash paddles and you will understand. He ordered one that was around 50% larger than the one pictured in this project.
The finish of choice for a Paddle like this is a coat of food-grade mineral oil.
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