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Tankards

Will Fly 08 Sep 08 - 06:45 AM
Will Fly 08 Sep 08 - 06:38 AM
Emma B 08 Sep 08 - 06:36 AM
Will Fly 08 Sep 08 - 06:23 AM
GUEST,LTS pretending to work 08 Sep 08 - 06:06 AM
Paul Burke 08 Sep 08 - 05:57 AM
Folkiedave 08 Sep 08 - 05:49 AM
GUEST,Sapper STILL stuck in Derby 08 Sep 08 - 05:41 AM
Emma B 08 Sep 08 - 05:24 AM
Micca 08 Sep 08 - 05:10 AM
Dave (Bridge) 08 Sep 08 - 02:47 AM
Gurney 08 Sep 08 - 02:42 AM
open mike 07 Sep 08 - 10:54 PM
the button 07 Sep 08 - 09:38 PM
Jane of 'ull 07 Sep 08 - 09:17 PM
Emma B 07 Sep 08 - 09:10 PM
Jane of 'ull 07 Sep 08 - 09:05 PM
bobad 07 Sep 08 - 08:58 PM
Emma B 07 Sep 08 - 08:54 PM
bobad 07 Sep 08 - 08:43 PM
Jane of 'ull 07 Sep 08 - 08:34 PM
the button 07 Sep 08 - 08:30 PM
LesB 07 Sep 08 - 06:23 PM
Folkiedave 07 Sep 08 - 06:20 PM
Emma B 07 Sep 08 - 06:15 PM
Jane of 'ull 07 Sep 08 - 06:02 PM
Emma B 07 Sep 08 - 05:36 PM
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Subject: RE: Tankards
From: Will Fly
Date: 08 Sep 08 - 06:45 AM

Well now - look at this lot...


Heavy metal goblets

Somehow can't imagine one of these hanging from my belt!


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Subject: RE: Tankards
From: Will Fly
Date: 08 Sep 08 - 06:38 AM

Thanks for that link Emma B - the one in the middle looks great. I might invest!


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Subject: RE: Tankards
From: Emma B
Date: 08 Sep 08 - 06:36 AM

Bearing in mind what has been said about old pewter and acidic drinks there are plenty of attractive metal goblets for your margharita, dry martini or even a nice Chablis like
these


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Subject: RE: Tankards
From: Will Fly
Date: 08 Sep 08 - 06:23 AM

Mmm... thinks... I have a very nice George V tankard in the cupboard - must get it out.

Some seaside pubs I know won't serve any drinks other than in a plastic glass if you say you're going to drink it outside (!). I once had an argument with a girl behind the bar who wouldn't serve me a glass of wine and insisted I drink it from a plastic wine glass. I told her it tasted horrid from plastic, but she "knew best" and aid she had to obey house rules.

So - question: what would you experienced tankard users recommend for wine? I do like beer but sometimes can't always drink it.


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Subject: RE: Tankards
From: GUEST,LTS pretending to work
Date: 08 Sep 08 - 06:06 AM

Be careful about dented ones... they will hold less than a pint so it goes both ways.

More on our collection of 20+ tankards later...

LTS


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Subject: RE: Tankards
From: Paul Burke
Date: 08 Sep 08 - 05:57 AM

I had a nickel tankard once, a bloody great quart mug. Certainly held a lot of beer, but unfortunatley made it go flat in no time at all.

As for glass bottoms in tankards, to pre-empt any turn of the conversation that way, it WASN'T to avoid getting the King's Shilling slipped into your drink. It was so you could see if the beer was cloudy.


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Subject: RE: Tankards
From: Folkiedave
Date: 08 Sep 08 - 05:49 AM

And amongst the selections of festival tankards I have is one made of stainles steel.

Eat your heart out Micca.


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Subject: RE: Tankards
From: GUEST,Sapper STILL stuck in Derby
Date: 08 Sep 08 - 05:41 AM

I'll echo Micca's comments regarding pewter tankards, but the problem is lead, not cadmium.
Modern pewter is lead free, so isn't so bad, but drinking cider out of the the older alloy is certainly a no-no!!


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Subject: RE: Tankards
From: Emma B
Date: 08 Sep 08 - 05:24 AM

Oh Micca the beauty of pewter is that lovely old patina.

I agree a tankard with a lid is also great for stopping your beer getting watered down when you are looking after a gate at our rainy summer festivals :)


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Subject: RE: Tankards
From: Micca
Date: 08 Sep 08 - 05:10 AM

If you drink Cider or ANYTHING that may be acidic get a stainless steel tankard (I have been searching for years for a Stainless with alid to keep out the wasps) the advantages of SS are:-
1 they bounce even better than pewter
2 if you "inadvertently" hit someone with it they stay Hit!!!
3 they do not poison you by leeching Cadmium or lead into your drink
4 you do not have to "think" about what you pour into it as it is inert to most commonly met drinks
5 they stay shiny .


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Subject: RE: Tankards
From: Dave (Bridge)
Date: 08 Sep 08 - 02:47 AM

Get one with a lid and it keeps the wasps out.


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Subject: RE: Tankards
From: Gurney
Date: 08 Sep 08 - 02:42 AM

Sure does, lass. If you get a leak in one, you can mend it with a soldering iron. But, you have to be careful, you can melt your way right throuh it....

I'd hesitate to drink wine or fruit juice out of pewter with an unknown lead content.


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Subject: RE: Tankards
From: open mike
Date: 07 Sep 08 - 10:54 PM

i used to have one that had a curved handle..looked like a ram's horn.
fit neatly tied onto a belt at the renaissance faire..alas pewter must
have a low melting temp as there is no sign of it since the fire...


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Subject: RE: Tankards
From: the button
Date: 07 Sep 08 - 09:38 PM

Should disaster strike, you could always keep the bits, and stick them in a Tupperware container -- instant ceramic shakey egg.


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Subject: RE: Tankards
From: Jane of 'ull
Date: 07 Sep 08 - 09:17 PM

And I guess slamming them down on the table to a rousing chorus isnt possible with ceramics!


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Subject: RE: Tankards
From: Emma B
Date: 07 Sep 08 - 09:10 PM

They don't 'bounce' quite as well Jane :)


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Subject: RE: Tankards
From: Jane of 'ull
Date: 07 Sep 08 - 09:05 PM

I like the look of the Georgian ones. Do you get ceramic ones too? I think I'd like one of those.


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Subject: RE: Tankards
From: bobad
Date: 07 Sep 08 - 08:58 PM

Well, that seems to be a rather quaint and ecology friendly practice. thank you Emma B.


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Subject: RE: Tankards
From: Emma B
Date: 07 Sep 08 - 08:54 PM

Well many festivals are based in towns and use local hostelries.

To buy a drink may require you to 'buy' a glass (i.e. put down a £1 deposit or similar) or alternatively drink out of some flimsy plasic container that spills half your drink when you attempt to pick it up.

It has also been known for pubs to run out of clean glasses from time to time.

As sessions are also held in these pubs you may wish to move from one to another venue without necessarily quoffing your ale in one go; a tankard enables you to take your drink with you.

Maybe you just have to be there :)


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Subject: RE: Tankards
From: bobad
Date: 07 Sep 08 - 08:43 PM

Can someone elucidate the association between tankards and festivals for us colonialists across the Atlantic.


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Subject: RE: Tankards
From: Jane of 'ull
Date: 07 Sep 08 - 08:34 PM

I reckon I'll seek out some charity shop ones and 'personalise' them by engraving.


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Subject: RE: Tankards
From: the button
Date: 07 Sep 08 - 08:30 PM

"Another tip - some hold more than a pint....shhhhhhhh"

Thanks for that, Folkiedave. I'd often wondered....


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Subject: RE: Tankards
From: LesB
Date: 07 Sep 08 - 06:23 PM

Another advantage is that in a concert, at a featival you can put them on the floor, with much less chance of them being knocked over.
(Having had my feet soaked at Fylde by the chap in the row in front kicking his full pint over)
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Tankards
From: Folkiedave
Date: 07 Sep 08 - 06:20 PM

I am with Emma on this one. I foten nip into a charity shop looking for them and it is rare that there isn't one. I never pay more than £3.00 and that's for top notch stuff.

One year at Warwick Festival there was a stall selling them - clearly someone who had been around charity shops and just picked them up, marked them up and seemed to be doing a good trade.

Another tip - some hold more than a pint....shhhhhhhh


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Subject: RE: Tankards
From: Emma B
Date: 07 Sep 08 - 06:15 PM

ohh I've got one of those blackjacks Jane (half pint size)
They are really very nice but be careful not to squeeze them and crack the proofing interior.

If you look in your local charity shops you can always find some good quality pewter tankards at very low prices but cider is a no no becuase of it's acidic qualities.

My favourite 'tankard' is in fact an early Victorian half pint measure (complete with standard mark) but it is very heavy in lead content.

Good luck and slainté.


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Subject: RE: Tankards
From: Jane of 'ull
Date: 07 Sep 08 - 06:02 PM

Excellent. I'm on to one now! I never thought of those advantages. Yeah I hate drinking from plastic too!

Just been looking online - I quite like those leather ones..


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Subject: RE: Tankards
From: Emma B
Date: 07 Sep 08 - 05:36 PM

Oh no it's very much a female thing too.

One advantage is that it stops you losing beer from those awful thin squishy plastic 'glasses' that many festivals charge you an extra 10p for and you can leave a pub and move on to another venue without leaving your ale behind or supping up more quickly than you'd want.

Mind you it gets a bit addictive and one day you suddenly find you own 2 dozen of them :)


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Subject: Tankards
From: Jane of 'ull
Date: 07 Sep 08 - 05:29 PM

I am fascinated by these things. I saw quite a few in action today at Hull shanty festival! I don't own one, though I am a folk lover and real ale drinker. Do female 'folkies' have them or is it a man thing? I notice you do get them in half pint sizes. I'm not really up on the folk 'scene' so am rather naive on this point you see..


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