An extra long 36" hardwood maple mash paddle with a sanded finish made for MoreBeer!. The extra length gives you needed leverage to really stir a thick heavy mash from 5 to 40 gallons. The more common size on the market is a 28" non-sanded paddle... for the extra $10 you will love how this paddle feels in your hand. ,Hand carved in the USA by a artisanal wood worker our mash paddle has a very smooth, sanded finish but is oil free so as not to transfer any foam killing oils into your beer. Small circular hole at top of handle allows for easy hanging in your brewery.