First and/or foremost, we're gonna take a step "behind the scenes" to discuss a moderately ridiculous tradition that we're continuing on the production floor around here. But first, a bit of background: when Jared landed his first Big Boy Brewery gig back in the day, his friend Dave somehow came up with the rad-yet-wildly-impractical notion that every brewer would be bringing their own mash paddles to work every day (the brewery in question had a 100+ BBL brewhouse, hence the impracticality). But now that we've got a real-ass brewery of our own, that's pretty much exactly what we do! We've got our own personalized paddles and each one has a more-or-less specific job - Jimbo's paddle gets used for mashing in, Jared's for graining out.
** Well, it's 8.6%, so I dunno if it's really all that "lil"
*** By us