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Posted By: Mr Red
14-Dec-09 - 08:09 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Pewter Tankards
Subject: RE: Folklore: Pewter Tankards
OK lead oxidises fairly easily and oxides can be etched by drink - particularly cider because it is acidic rather than the alkline beers and lagers.

However. As can be seen from the recall of the Go Gerbil, antimony is pretty toxic too. Maybe it doesn't oxidise so readily, mayhap the oxide is not as soluable but would a metalergist care to expound on the likely dangers when antimony is awash in cider?

I drink from a stainless steel mug and it is tastier IMNSHO. And I personalised it