An OFG's muddler

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An OFG's muddler

Post by Hovannes » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:28 pm

These seem to be a bar tender's requisite in the deep South.
During my stay in Georgia (at the request of my wealthy Uncle,) I didn't have a need for a muddler so I never gave it much thought.
But now I'd kind of like to have one.

I have a cousin who went to Ol' Miss who makes me think that an OFG's muddler needs to be hand made and never bought.
Maybe they used to teach this in high school wood shop back when high schools taught wood shop?
I don't know.

But my cousin passed away before he could give me instructions on how to make a muddler.

So I'm asking here.
In particular, is there a preference for the species of wood?
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Re: An OFG's muddler

Post by JMG » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:20 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:28 pm
These seem to be a bar tender's requisite in the deep South.
During my stay in Georgia (at the request of my wealthy Uncle,) I didn't have a need for a muddler so I never gave it much thought.
But now I'd kind of like to have one.

I have a cousin who went to Ol' Miss who makes me think that an OFG's muddler needs to be hand made and never bought.
Maybe they used to teach this in high school wood shop back when high schools taught wood shop?
I don't know.

But my cousin passed away before he could give me instructions on how to make a muddler.

So I'm asking here.
In particular, is there a preference for the species of wood?
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Re: An OFG's muddler

Post by JMG » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:21 pm

JMG wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:20 pm
Hovannes wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:28 pm
These seem to be a bar tender's requisite in the deep South.
During my stay in Georgia (at the request of my wealthy Uncle,) I didn't have a need for a muddler so I never gave it much thought.
But now I'd kind of like to have one.

I have a cousin who went to Ol' Miss who makes me think that an OFG's muddler needs to be hand made and never bought.
Maybe they used to teach this in high school wood shop back when high schools taught wood shop?
I don't know.

But my cousin passed away before he could give me instructions on how to make a muddler.

So I'm asking here.
In particular, is there a preference for the species of wood?
If your cousin went to Ole Miss don't listen to a word that comes out of his dirty mouth.
I wrote that before I saw that your cousin passed away. Now I feel like a giant boob. Please accept my apologies.
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Re: An OFG's muddler

Post by DepartedLight » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:33 pm

I don’t know what a muddler [autocorrect was adamant that it shoud read, muffler] is.

I was gonna post the, “His faddah was a mudder” bit. But hard to beat big boob. Know what I’m sayin’?
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Re: An OFG's muddler

Post by hugodrax » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:35 pm

I was going to post a series of poisonous woods, but two big boobs would probably give ol' Fred a heart attack.
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Re: An OFG's muddler

Post by Del » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:47 pm

A brandy Old Fashioned requires a muddler.

I recently discovered this. Last weekend, in fact. I was at a crossroads dinner club, where the bartender was very busy -- and over half of the cocktails ordered were Old Fashioneds. Muddled with -- what appeared to be -- a dowel rod. Sawed off, and sandpapered to round the wet end. (Disturbingly phallic, so don't think about it too much.)

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Re: An OFG's muddler

Post by durangopipe » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:49 pm

According to Forbes - oak, cherry, maple and walnut.
Beechwood mentioned elsewhere.
I imagine ash would work.


Muddler:
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Muddler Minnow:
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I make my own muddler minnows
I use a pestle. Somebody else made it; but then, I’m not from the South.
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Re: An OFG's muddler

Post by hugodrax » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:35 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:49 pm
According to Forbes - oak, cherry, maple and walnut.
Beechwood mentioned elsewhere.
I imagine ash would work.


Muddler:
Image

Muddler Minnow:
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I make my own muddler minnows
I use a pestle. Somebody else made it; but then, I’m not from the South.
That muddler looks just like my priest.
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Re: An OFG's muddler

Post by durangopipe » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:55 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:35 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:49 pm
According to Forbes - oak, cherry, maple and walnut.
Beechwood mentioned elsewhere.
I imagine ash would work.


Muddler:
Image

Muddler Minnow:
Image


I make my own muddler minnows
I use a pestle. Somebody else made it; but then, I’m not from the South.
That muddler looks just like my priest.
It does, doesn't it.

I wonder how many will know your allusion.
In any event - a great pun! :thumbsup:

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Re: An OFG's muddler

Post by hugodrax » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:18 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:55 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:35 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:49 pm
According to Forbes - oak, cherry, maple and walnut.
Beechwood mentioned elsewhere.
I imagine ash would work.


Muddler:
Image

Muddler Minnow:
Image


I make my own muddler minnows
I use a pestle. Somebody else made it; but then, I’m not from the South.
That muddler looks just like my priest.
It does, doesn't it.

I wonder how many will know your allusion.
In any event - a great pun! :thumbsup:

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Re: An OFG's muddler

Post by Sir Moose » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:58 pm

I bought a muddler not too long ago that definitely does NOT qualify as an OFG's muddler. It's a spring-loaded jobbie that rotates the head as you press down on it. We needed it for mojitos. I think I paid about $12-15 for it, but I don't remember for sure.
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Re: An OFG's muddler

Post by JimVH » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:07 pm

I'm from a long line of OFGs and none of them ever owned a muddler.

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Re: An OFG's muddler

Post by hugodrax » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:09 am

I've always muddled along without one as well, Jim.
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Re: An OFG's muddler

Post by JimVH » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:55 am

The muddler and the spurtle are akin and are often seen selling side by side at craft fairs. Both are essentially pretty sticks with a rounded or bulbous business end. Both are quick to make and fetch a fair profit because they can be turned from scrap and re-purposed wood such as broken broom and ax handles. I would guess that most are given away as novelty Christmas gifts that lay forgotten in kitchen and bar drawers around the land.

I've turned and sold many of them myself, however I do not personally own either. I don't muddle and I've never found a need for a specific device to stir my porridge. But then again, I'm not exactly what you would call refined.

Harry Potter wands fall in to the same category, but fetch a higher price due to a level of hysteria I do not comprehend, but am happy to capitalize on.


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Re: An OFG's muddler

Post by Hovannes » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:11 am

Is Quince a suitable wood for a muddler? I have a piece about the right size.
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Re: An OFG's muddler

Post by JimVH » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:15 am

Hovannes wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:11 am
Is Quince a suitable wood for a muddler? I have a piece about the right size.
I would think so. It's a dense fruit wood. I've seen it used in knife handles and cutting boards.

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Re: An OFG's muddler

Post by Hovannes » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:38 am

JimVH wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:15 am
Hovannes wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:11 am
Is Quince a suitable wood for a muddler? I have a piece about the right size.
I would think so. It's a dense fruit wood. I've seen it used in knife handles and cutting boards.
Thanks!
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Re: An OFG's muddler

Post by hugodrax » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:27 am

Hovannes wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:38 am
JimVH wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:15 am
Hovannes wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:11 am
Is Quince a suitable wood for a muddler? I have a piece about the right size.
I would think so. It's a dense fruit wood. I've seen it used in knife handles and cutting boards.
Thanks!
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Re: An OFG's muddler

Post by infidel » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:30 pm

There's a lemonade truck around here that shows up at various events. They throw your desired fruit slices into a canister and muddle it with the satisfying overkill of hydraulics. It's awesome. I wish they would let me push the button sometime.
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Re: An OFG's muddler

Post by JimVH » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:53 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:27 am
Hovannes wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:38 am
JimVH wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:15 am
Hovannes wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:11 am
Is Quince a suitable wood for a muddler? I have a piece about the right size.
I would think so. It's a dense fruit wood. I've seen it used in knife handles and cutting boards.
Thanks!
He's going to hurt himself, Jim, and you're going to feel bad about it.
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