Drinking Horn Care

Follower along with our tips and tricks to keep your drinking horn in great condition for many years to come.

Drinking horns take you back in time to medieval and historical ages. There’s nothing better than enjoying some ale with friends while indulging in some ancient culture.

Drinking horns also make for a valuable possession that takes you away from routine and allows you to cherish good times.

But, this memorable experience can get ruined if you do not care for your drinking horns.

As you may know, authentic drinking horns come from animals and require extra care. If not cared for, these horns may degrade and not be usable any longer.

So, what extra specific care is needed and why? Below are some drinking horn care tips and why they are essential to preserve your drinking horn.

What Can Negatively Impact Drinking Horns?

Drinking horns have been around for decades and come from ancient times. Ages ago, drinking horns came from animals that were reared and hunted.

Even in modern times, many drinking horns come from animals and are made of different natural products. Such materials get negatively affected by harsh chemicals, extreme temperatures, and prolonged exposure to acidic substances.

Well-finished and polished drinking horns that you buy online or from stores are coated and sealed with materials that make them safe for drinking. However in spite of this, if not cleaned and cared for properly, the seals can deteriorate leaving you with a degraded horn.

Cleaning is thus an essential part of drinking horn care.

Drinking Horn Care and Cleaning Tips

Caring for your drinking horn starts with keeping it clean.

When cleaning your drinking horn, you must bear in mind the things that can render your drinking horn useless. Plus, you should be aware of how to preserve your horn.

Here are few things you must pay attention to ensure you preserve your drinking horn for many years.

Things You Must NOT Do:

  • Avoid cleaning them in dishwashers
  • Do not use them in microwaves
  • Do not use it for hot liquids (unless it is specifically designed for this)
  • Avoid contact with strong solvents, detergents, and chemicals
  • Keep them out of extreme temperatures and avoid severe temperature swings
  • Avoid using sharp objects as they can scratch and spoil the surface of your horn

Instead, You NEED To:

  • Hand wash your drinking horn after each use using warm water
  • Cleanse it with a soft towel immediately after hand washing

Cleaning your drinking horn is easy once you know how to care for it.

If you have a sealed and coated drinking horn, simply use warm (not hot) water and a mild cloth to cleanse it. Rinse and towel dry immediately to get rid of the moisture.

Make sure you clean your drinking horn immediately after you drink from it, or else the acidic contents of the drink may breakdown the protective safe sealing.

Drinking horn care is not as difficult as you think. Once you know what to do, and what not to do, drinking horn care becomes an easy routine.

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