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21″ Heavy Duty, Stainless Steel Spoon… $6.99… Shipped

Update International BSLD-21HD Heavy Duty Solid Basting Spoon, 21-Inch

21″ Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Spoon.  Solid spoon bowl.  Hole in handle for easy storage.  Made from 13 gauge, heavy duty 18/8 stainless.

Use this for stirring wort during the boil, stirring the mash, incorporating malt extract and other ingredients, creating a kettle whirlpool and more.

9/1/15 9:55 PM Central: This highly rated spoon is selling for just $6.99.  Shipping is also free.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Update International BSLD-21HD Heavy Duty Solid Basting Spoon, 21-Inch

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Hand Carved Maple Hardwood Mash Paddle – $42.99

Maple Mash Paddle (36")

36″ Mash Paddle, hand carved from a single piece of hardwood maple.  Smooth sanded finish and oil free.  Small hole in the the top allows the paddle to be hung and displayed in your home brewery.  Made in the USA.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Hand Carved Maple Hardwood Mash Paddle (36″) AG438  $42.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

This ships for free as part of MoreBeer’s Free Shipping Promo.  Grab your next recipe kit – See: BrewMaster SeriesBrewing Pliny, some gear, something that’s on sale or clearance and put together a $59 order to get free shipping.

Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day. Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section Here to see if this is still available.

RelatedHands On: 24″ Stainless Mash Tun Whisk · All Grain Tips and Gear

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Update: Hands On – 24″ Stainless Steel Whisk – Extract, All Grain and Whirlpooling

Toward the beginning of 2013, HBF Reader [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] Kirk encouraged me to look around for a suitable whisk for stirring up the mash.  This was a new idea for me.

Others chimed in that this works well as a mash paddle or spoon replacement, making quick work of breaking up dough balls.  I found this 24″ stainless whisk and decided to pick one up myself.

It’s a full 24″ long

I use a 10 gallon Igloo Cooler for my mash tun.  As you can see this is plenty long enough to get to the bottom.

This is a nice sturdy whisk.  I came up with about 2.2 mm for the wire thickness.

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This works great for stirring up the mash.  I’m using it here to stir up the mash for a BIAB brew session of More Beer’s Pliny the Elder Kit [See: Brewing Pliny the Elder].

This whisk also works great for stirring in DME and LME.  In this picture, I’m brewing a Zythos IPA Extract Kit.  After incorporating the LME in this recipe, like a super hero, with this whisk.  I poured in the DME and Maltodextrin called for and let it sit there for a little bit.  This, of course caused a substantial clump to form.

 After a little bit of whisking

After a little more whisking.  This whisk makes easy work of stirring in extract.  It also feels like it’s doing a better job of thoroughly mixing extract versus a spoon.

It’s hard to catch it in a picture but this thing makes it easy to get a kettle whirlpool going.  I’ve always had a hard time getting any sort of a whirlpool going with a spoon or mash paddle.  The whisk is circular, so it’s always working with you in the task of starting a whirlpool.  This just makes it downright easy.

This works amazingly well in the mash tun, to stir in extract and to get a whirlpool going.  It can generally be had for a very reasonable price.  Because of the affordability and it’s effectiveness, I think that every full batch (5 gal+) homebrewer should consider picking one up.  This is a solid member of our Top Finds list and would be added to the Super Top Finds list if that list existed… :).  As of this update in August of 2015 this continues to work well and be one of my go-to pieces of equipment.

Some of the Reader Feedback We’ve Received…

Scott: I used this for the first time yesterday with 11.5 pounds of grain and it worked like a champ! No dough balls at all – mixes the grain so quickly!

Facebook Friend Kirk: I used mine yesterday. I have dubbed it the Dough Ball Decimator!

Ricky: I got one of these the last time it was posted. They work great. You stir your mash differently. You can’t really muscle your mash the same way. It works better despite this. It’s much easier to break clumps up. A little two handed whisking gets everything is evenly mixed.

Facebook Friend Andrew : I have used one for my last 2 yeast starters to mix the DME before boiling… Amazing.

Jared: After following your site for quite some time now, and purchasing many items because you let me know about them, I just received the 24″ whisk. I can’t believe how awesome this thing is just by pulling it out of the shipping package! I am so excited about this I might just have to brew this weekend even though I don’t really have the time. Not only would this piece be awesome for the mash, but dissolving LME and DME and keep it off of the bottom. What a great piece of equipment and thanks for sharing it!

Aaron: I have this exact same French Whip and love it, works way better than the old mash paddle I used before. It really cuts through the grain and helps ensure no dough balls etc. Definitely recommend this above any other stirring tools I’ve used!

Facebook Friend Wayne: I discovered using one of these about 3 years ago. Don’t know how I ever got along without it. Never have a problem with doughballs. Just make sure you get one that is stiff enough.

Update International FW-24 Stainless Steel French Whip, 24-Inch

Related: Top Finds · All Grain Tips & Gear

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24″ Stainless Brewer’s Whisk – Extract, All Grain and Whirlpooling

I own this whisk.  It’s one of our Top Finds.  I think every full batch brewer should consider pickup one it.  Check out my hands on review of this whisk.

This whisk is great for: 1.  Stirring in extract.  It easily breaks up clumps, 2.  Stirring the mash and 3.  Starting a whirlpool.  If you’re a homebrewer, I think you should consider owning one of these babies.

Update International FW-24 Stainless Steel French Whip, 24-Inch

HBF Reader Feedback…

Jared: After following your site for quite some time now, and purchasing many items because you let me know about them, I just received the 24″ whisk. I can’t believe how awesome this thing is just by pulling it out of the shipping package! I am so excited about this I might just have to brew this weekend even though I don’t really have the time. Not only would this piece be awesome for the mash, but dissolving LME and DME and keep it off of the bottom. What a great piece of equipment and thanks for sharing it!

Aaron: I have this exact same French Whip and love it, works way better than the old mash paddle I used before. It really cuts through the grain and helps ensure no dough balls etc. Definitely recommend this above any other stirring tools I’ve used!

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48″ Stainless Mash Paddle

48″/4 Foot Stainless Steel Mixing Paddle by Winco.

Use as a mash paddle.

 

Winco Stainless Steel Mixing Paddle, 48-Inch

Related24″ Brewer’s Whisk · All Grain Tips & Gear

Pinned: $128:Brew Stand · $7:Spoon · Hops Sale · Pin Locks · 16 Gallon Kettle

Stock Up: Great Grain Sale – Specialty and Base Grains

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Hand Carved Maple Hardwood Mash Paddle – $42.99

Maple Mash Paddle (36")

36″ Mash Paddle, hand carved from a single piece of hardwood maple.  Smooth sanded finish and oil free.  Small hole in the the top allows the paddle to be hung and displayed in your home brewery.  Made in the USA.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Hand Carved Maple Hardwood Mash Paddle (36″) AG438  $42.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

This ships for free as part of MoreBeer’s Free Shipping Promo.  Grab your next recipe kit – See: BrewMaster SeriesBrewing Pliny, some gear, something that’s on sale or clearance and put together a $59 order to get free shipping.

Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day. Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section Here to see if this is still available.

RelatedHands On: 24″ Stainless Mash Tun Whisk · All Grain Tips and Gear

Also Consider… All Sale and Clearance Items – Selection Changes Regularly

Pinned: $128:Brew Stand · $7:Spoon · Hops Sale · Pin Locks · 16 Gallon Kettle

Stock Up: Great Grain Sale – Specialty and Base Grains

Recent More Beer Finds:

24″ Stainless Whisk – for Extract and All Grain Brewers

Winco Stainless Steel French Whip, 24-Inch

This looks similar to my 24″ Stainless Whisk.  That is a Top Find that I recommend for all but small batch only brewers.  Check out my Hands on Review.

Use this on brew day in your mash tun and brew kettle.  In the mash tun… this makes quick work of breaking up up doughballs.  In the brew kettle… Use to incorporate extract, stir the brew kettle or start a kettle whirlpool.

Winco Stainless Steel French Whip, 24-Inch

Also ConsiderUpdate International FW-24 Stainless Steel French Whip, 24-Inch

Pinned: $128:Brew Stand · $7:Spoon · Hops Sale · Pin Locks · 16 Gallon Kettle

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