Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby Bad 'Ed » Tue Sep 27, 2016 20:42

I use a drill and a paint stirer.

Never enough time....
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby Rolfster » Fri Sep 30, 2016 13:04

I have looked into a paint stirer, but that was for aerating the wort!

So I've just come back from a friends house, after mentioning I was looking to make a mash paddle out of wood, we had a look in his cellar and I have come away with a piece of mahogany, which is a bit thin, but could still make a better paddle than the one I am currently using......provided its the right kinda wood.
Anyone know if its going to be ok? I'm think about the resin content. He thinks its been kicking about at his for 30 years or so. It used to be furniture...
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby Rolfster » Sun Nov 06, 2016 17:31

I've bought a chopping board....Image
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby Rolfster » Sun Nov 06, 2016 17:32

Done some measuring.... Image
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby Rolfster » Sun Nov 06, 2016 17:33

And am cutting some holes out of it..... Image

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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby Rolfster » Sun Nov 06, 2016 17:35

I just wish it would stop raining now!

It's also lucky the drill I have borrowed is fast at charging up! IT'S on the fourth charge, but there are only 2 holes left.
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby vacant » Sun Nov 06, 2016 18:13

Is the handle long enough or are you planning to bolt something on?

My future plans include not much
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby Rolfster » Sun Nov 06, 2016 19:14

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All drilled. I'm going to give it a quick sand to tidy it up a bit.

vacant wrote:Is the handle long enough or are you planning to bolt something on?


I've got a bit of wood to bolt on to extend the handle.
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby LeithR » Sun Nov 06, 2016 19:48

Rolfster - that looks like it will do a great job.

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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby Rolfster » Fri Nov 11, 2016 13:31

Cheers Leith.

I'm getting there with it!
It's all sanded down and now I'm looking at screwing the handle onto it.

Anyone know if these screws will be ok? http://www.screwfix.com/p/ultra-screw-w ... pack/80131
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby PhatFil » Fri Nov 11, 2016 23:15

should be fine as they are SS ;) i think A2 isnt the highest grade of stainless and equates to 304, rather than the 316 generally used for food use, but as its for a mash paddle i doubt it will make any difference, not exactly gonna live submerged in corrosive liquor is it ;)
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby Rolfster » Fri Nov 11, 2016 23:37

Cheers Phil.
I've not measured it yet but I don't think it's going to make much cintact with the wort at all.
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby beer buddah » Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:23

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DIY hobby spare stainless welded and hole saw to help agitation.

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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby Kyle_T » Sat Nov 12, 2016 13:08

Courtesy of Dennis:

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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby Buster » Sat Nov 12, 2016 14:41

Kyle_T wrote:Courtesy of Dennis:

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Thats just what I am after, wonder where Dennis got it from. I have seen them on Angelhomebrew but a bit expensive . :(

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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby Dennis King » Sat Nov 12, 2016 15:38

I got it here. Put it on my list to Santa a few years back. Unfortunately it's to big for cool box mash tuns.
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby Rolfster » Sat Nov 12, 2016 21:33

I got the handle preped today. Now I'm waiting on the screws from screwfix. Image
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby Rolfster » Sat Nov 12, 2016 21:35

The stainless paddles all look good!

Beer buddah welding must be a useful skill for a home brewer!
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby beer buddah » Sun Nov 13, 2016 13:08

Rolfster wrote:The stainless paddles all look good!

Beer buddah welding must be a useful skill for a home brewer!


It saves a fortune being able to TIG weld.
If it leaks weld it....if it's wrong size weld it...if one connection is slightly wrong size weld it. If you want it done asap yep weld it :cheers:
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby Rolfster » Tue Nov 15, 2016 00:02

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Finally finished and in use!
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby Rolfster » Tue Nov 15, 2016 01:38

It worked very well, but I still used the original small mash paddle for breaking up the smaller dough balls.

Was much quicker than last time!
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby PhatFil » Tue Nov 15, 2016 01:48

Grand Job, well done !! still like mine tho ;)
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby Rolfster » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:20

Cheers Fil.

I'm thinking of starting to collect mash paddles.

I think I need to trim the handle. I keep bumping the ceiling.....
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby lari » Sat Nov 19, 2016 18:21

sanke spear and perforated spoon:
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Re: I need a new mash paddle

Postby beermaker » Fri Dec 02, 2016 22:42

That's genius, and I have a sankey spear in the shed doing nothing!!

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