Paddle Mixers Spare Humans Repetitive Labor
I asked for a home brewing kit for my birthday last year. I had done some reading on the subject, and I became enamored with the idea of buying my own ingredients and equipment and finding new and exciting ways to combine them to make something unique and boast-worthy. To my delight, my family bought me a kit that included all of the necessary ingredients and equipment as well as instructions on how to end up with the best quality finished product. It struck me as a great way to introduce one’s self to brewing. It was, but when I opened the kit and undertook my first brewing experiment, something became apparent to me: brewing is hard.
In addition to the involved process of sterilizing the equipment, combining the ingredients in the right proportions under the right conditions and the amount of waiting time involved in the whole process, brewing involves mixing. Lots and lots of mixing. One of the phases involves continuous stirring of a thick, sludgy wort mixture that lasts for 30 minutes. And this isn’t mechanically-aided stirring – this stirring is all by hand. After having undergone those 30 minutes of stirring, I can appreciate the importance of paddle mixers to industry. Industry is all about efficiency and economy, and hand-stirring is the opposite of both of those things. Hand-stirring is time-consuming and probably induces tennis elbow on a long enough timeline. Paddle mixers not only spare workers from the hazards of repetitive motion, but they are also able to mix ingredients more quickly, more thoroughly and more evenly than humans. They are industry’s go-to equipment for the mixing of all kinds of products and ingredients, including food products, pharmaceutical products and a wide variety of other materials. They are indispensable tools for industry.