Monday, January 26th, 2009

It has been a while since I did any woodworking.

This weekend I decided to carve a special spoon/paddle used to stir the boiling wort when making homebrew. Most people refer to this utensil as a “mash rake”. I prefer the term “spurdle”. It is made from a Brazilian tigerwood board that my brother salvaged.


Traditional, spurdle refers to the spoon/wand used to stir oats and other grain cereals. This post New Year, New Spurdle shows a good photo. However – since we are now brewing “all grain”, I would like to think that the name is somewhat fitting.

One Response to “Spurdle”

  1. gabrielm Says:

    By the way – no oil or lacquer was used. That shine was due to Sams’ diligent sanding and a buffing wheel!

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