I need a new mash paddle

Postby Rolfster » Tue Sep 20, 2016 20:53

So my flimsy plastic mash paddle doesn't quite cut it with my new 100L mash tun.

Anyone got any suggestions for a good one?
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby vacant » Tue Sep 20, 2016 21:19

I managed to get a new 36 x 3 inch hickory axe handle for £3.83 delivered from Amazon a couple of years ago but they may have mis-priced it as they seem to be around £15 now. Anyway, not much chance of breaking something like that. I don't think they treat them with anything as I am still alive.

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Re: I need a new mash paddle

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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby Rolfster » Tue Sep 20, 2016 21:26

vacant wrote:I managed to get a new 36 x 3 inch hickory axe handle for £3.83 delivered from Amazon a couple of years ago but they may have mis-priced it as they seem to be around £15 now. Anyway, not much chance of breaking something like that. I don't think they treat them with anything as I am still alive.


That is still a good tip as I was thinking it was going to be 20squid any way!

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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby robwalker » Tue Sep 20, 2016 21:31

They are great with big mashes, you plunge down and pull up and it brings all the grain from the bottom up! Although maybe too big the shape works great, plus if you ever need your drive tarmaccing..
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby vacant » Wed Sep 21, 2016 08:32

Zombie Slayer has been on my wish list for some time.

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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby Rolfster » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:35

vacant wrote:Zombie Slayer has been on my wish list for some time.


Looks good.... Could you make your own?
I'm edging that way!
Just need to find some wood with a tight grain and low resin content.
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby f00b4r » Wed Sep 21, 2016 17:05

Brew UK do a great stainless steel paddle pretty cheap.
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby Rolfster » Wed Sep 21, 2016 19:44

f00b4r wrote:Brew UK do a great stainless steel paddle pretty cheap.


Cheers for this good tip. Best price so far.... handle might be a bit short, my mash tun is 50cm deep and I think I could do with both hands when stiring.
But that's just me thinking out loud! I will probably get it!
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby Rolfster » Thu Sep 22, 2016 08:51



Looks good. Also prevents you bring up a creak in trouble!

Given the dough ball issue I had I kinda want one with holes in the paddle.

SWMBO suggested a canoe paddle last night.
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby Rolfster » Thu Sep 22, 2016 08:56

At the moment I am split 50/50 between

f00b4r wrote:Brew UK do a great stainless steel paddle pretty cheap.


And



But I'm going to work tomorrow and we have a wood recycling place next door so I'm going to drop in and see if they have any wood that I can use to make my own...
I will report back!
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby john luc » Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:21

You could use a junior hurling stick if you know anyone in Ireland to get you one. Hurley's are made of ash timber and some lads get a child's one and drilled a few holes in it.
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby Kyle_T » Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:51

I might get one of these for myself:

http://www.the-home-brew-shop.co.uk/aca ... addle.html

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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby Dennis King » Thu Sep 22, 2016 13:29

Kyle_T wrote:I might get one of these for myself:

http://www.the-home-brew-shop.co.uk/aca ... addle.html


Kyle I have one of those I don't use, to big for my set up but might suit your new set up. Your more than welcome to have it. Can bring it round Sunday if your interested.
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby Kyle_T » Thu Sep 22, 2016 13:53

Ooooo...that would be cracking Dennis, Cheers :thumb:

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I need a new mash paddle

Postby f00b4r » Thu Sep 22, 2016 19:16

Although I have the Brew UK paddle and really like it, I actually mash in using a whisk, just gently whisk as I pour grain in from a round Tupperware container. I find this stops any clumping and is much easier than using a scoop, which doesn't hold as much grain.
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby rats_eyes » Thu Sep 22, 2016 22:06

I got a novelty guitar shap e silicon spatula for Christmas a few years back. It's crap for cooking, but makes a great mash paddle for my coolbox mashtun Image
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby Rolfster » Thu Sep 22, 2016 22:34

f00b4r wrote:Although I have the Brew UK paddle and really like it, I actually mash in using a whisk, just gently whisk as I pour grain in from a round Tupperware container. I find this stops any clumping and is much easier than using a scoop, which doesn't hold as much grain.


This is what I have done in the past with good success, but my last brew had just over 17kg of malt in. I tried underletting and it worked but I wanted to give it a really good stir. The plastic mash paddle was just not up to the task!
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby sledgehammer » Fri Sep 23, 2016 09:12

i have a large mash tun too and was having problems with getting the grain wet i had dry clumps of grain
i tryed a plastic spoon from a brewing shop but it just bent and wasn't effective
so i made this out of beech (i beleve wooden kitchen utencles are made of this)
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what do you think?

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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby Joe1002 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:07

You need to change your security setting on the picture Steve, otherwise the rest of us can't see it.

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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby Rolfster » Sat Sep 24, 2016 16:21

I just found this on Wikipedia.....
'Slats of Beech wood are washed in caustic soda to leach out any flavor or aroma characteristics and are spread around the bottom of fermentation tanks for Budweiser beer. '

So it sounds like beech can be ok in beer!
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby LeithR » Tue Sep 27, 2016 15:50

I had a look at the Zombie Slayer but came across, what i thought was a nicer design so I made myself one yesterday.
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Not to difficult, used a gash piece of Afromosia timber 3 inches wide by 36 inches long and 0,75 inches thick. took about 2 hours mostly rounding off the edges and tidying it up. $54 seems a hell of a price to me.

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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby vacant » Tue Sep 27, 2016 16:24

LeithR wrote:I had a look at the Zombie Slayer but came across, what i thought was a nicer design so I made myself one yesterday.

All well and good until you are attacked by zombies, then you'll be sorry.

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Re: I need a new mash paddle

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vacant wrote:
LeithR wrote:I had a look at the Zombie Slayer but came across, what i thought was a nicer design so I made myself one yesterday.

All well and good until you are attacked by zombies, then you'll be sorry.


I'll take my chances with the one I made.

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