How can I care for my drinking horn?

How can I care for my drinking horn?

Our products are made from natural materials so there is some care involved to ensure a long and enjoyable product life.  We recommend you:

  • Avoid dishwashers and microwaves
  • Do not use it for hot liquids
  • Avoid contact with strong solvents, detergents, and/or chemicals
  • Avoid sharp objects as the horn surface can scratch
  • Towel dry your horn immediately after washing
  • Avoid temperature swings as this can cause the horn to crack
  • Keep out of extreme heat or cold

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  1. Boltof September 30, 2016 at 5:28 am - Reply

    Have you any advice on effectively cleaning a horn out after drinking ale cider and too much mead from it please?

  2. Michael February 22, 2017 at 5:13 am - Reply

    My drinking horn is chipping close to the handle how can I keep this from getting worse?

    • AleHorn February 23, 2017 at 1:03 pm - Reply

      Hey Michael, send us an email with an image and let us take a look.

  3. Albert March 10, 2017 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    I recently bought a drinking horn and the horn has a curve at the pointed bit and so whenever I have it sitting in it’s stand, its natural resting spot is on it’s side so naturally it’ll shift to it’s side and spill liquid everywhere. The only way it’ll sit in the stand and still be pointed upwards is if it’s empty.

    • AleHorn March 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm - Reply

      Hi Albert, please use our contact form to reach out. We will send you a replacement once we have some more details. Cheers!

  4. Bryan B. Merkley April 13, 2017 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    I recently got 20″ horn and stand. With your manufacturing procedure, is there a need to cure the horn by leaving some Guinness in it for a while or is it okay to drink as soon as I open the shipping package?

  5. Charles Schreck April 24, 2017 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    What do you recommend using to cleaning the mug and do I need to condition the mug periodically?

    • AleHorn April 25, 2017 at 10:19 am - Reply

      use a mild soap and warm water to clean. if you have a bottle brush, that helps get into the crevasses. conditioning it will never hurt but its not required. beeswax inside will help the seal

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