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Tasmanian Oak Mash Paddle

Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by cam89brewer, 22/7/12.

 

  1. super_simian

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    Posted 22/7/12
    AKA Logging Industry?
     
  2. TidalPete

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    Posted 22/7/12
    In all these posts I can only presume that nobody acknowledges the existance of first, second, & maybe third aerations using the mash paddle or a motorised version of it?
    Many more uses for the mash paddle than just breaking up doughballs.
     
  3. TasChris

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    Posted 23/7/12
    Yep its where all wood comes from. Wood does grow on trees after all.
     
  4. Jay Cee

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    The Ministry of Deforestation. They killed the Thylacine, and are the reason why there are no more koala's in Tasmania.
     
  5. cam89brewer

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    Posted 23/7/12
    Well are these so called koala's good for making mash paddles? :lol:
     
  6. Nick JD

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    There would be no point in treating it.

    Only treated wood in Bunnings is the stuff that's treated.
     
  7. 2much2spend

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    Posted 23/7/12
    so you doing a bulk buy?

    :p
     
  8. TasChris

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    What??
    Tasmanian Tigers were hunted to extinction by farmers as they were thought to kill lambs, calves etc they were not killed off by foresters.
    Koalas have never been present in Tasmania.

    Don't let facts get in the way

    TasChris
     
  9. Jay Cee

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    It's true, I read it in the Green Left Weekly.
     
  10. cam89brewer

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    Posted 23/7/12
    Well back to the thread subject. I haven't used wood anyway and ended up getting a perforated stainless steel offcut for free from a local supplier.

    Thanks for the replies and now I have my mash paddle as you can see below. :p

    IMG_0877.JPG
     
  11. TasChris

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    I must be wrong as Green Left Weekly and the Tasmanian Times are always correct ! :D
    Sorry for the topic hijack
    Cheers
    Chris
     
  12. warra48

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    Posted 23/7/12
    Boefore I retired, I worked in the Sydney CBD.
    At luchtime, it wasn't unusual to be accosted by various charities, including Greenpeace and The Wilderness Society etc.
    I always took great delight in telling them I was an executive with a woodchip exporter (in reality I managed major personal injury motor accident claims for an insurer) .
    Was priceless to see the looks of disgust and horror on their faces (well, except for the idiot wearing the koala suit, couldn't really see his or hers).

    Anyway, for what it's worth, I use a wooden mash paddle, and I'm still here to tell the tale.
    I'm sure you'll be fine with your Tas Oak paddle. I havea length of it set aside in the garage/brewery to make into one when my current one gives up the ghost.
     
  13. matt.barrenger@hotmail.com

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    Here here, I could not agree more.......
     
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    Posted 11/1/19
    Rather than Tassie oak, maybe Camphor Laurel would be a better choice due to its strong antibacterial characteristics and its considered a pest/weed species in Australia so it would be a win for the brewer and the environment. :)
     
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    Old thread but

    "Toxicity

    Camphor laurel is mildly toxic to humans, and mild symptoms may occur if large quantities are eaten. All parts of the plant are poisonous and can cause nausea, vomiting and respiratory distress. Allergic skin reactions can also occur."

    https://weeds.dpi.nsw.gov.au/Weeds/Details/28

     
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    I think any of those folk using a concealed element single vessel brewery a Tassie oak paddle would be a good choice. I periodically scrape the bottom of the Guten to remove any residual sugars using paddle.
     
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    Sanitising really doesn't matter too much pre fermentation as the boil will kill most bacteria and as Coalminer said" Camphor Laurel is mildly toxic to humans".
     
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    Camphor laurel leaches aroma and tannins, I’ve had some drying in my yard for almost 2 years and it took a long time to dry out, still has the light smell of camphor and even before considering the toxicity I wouldn’t put it near anything I eat or drink.

    My tas oak paddle made with $5 of offcut from masters years ago has been fine, wet it down with cold and boiling water a few times after milling to clean and leach out tannins. It never goes in the pot after the grain is removed.
     
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