If the mug is real pewter, clean it up and put it on the shelf to
look at. Real pewter contains lead, which can be dissolved in your
drink, especially if it is an acidic drink. Depending on exactly how
old the mug is, it could be real pewter. I have found real pewter
mugs in garage sales. There are some kits around that are for
testing for lead paint that should work on mugs just fine.
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, "Garrett" <garrett241@y...>
> Greetings Gentles,
> I have just found one of my old pewder mugs that has not been used
> 8 to 10 years. It was burried in the bottom of an old backpack.
> When I look in it, I'm not too sure I everwant to drik from it
> again. In the old days when I used it, I hardly ever cleaned it.
> Just sloshed (spelling?) Scotch (or some other drink) around the
> inside and called it cleaned. Well, I'm older now and more careful
> about what I but into my body... I'm not sure it really is too
> How do I clean pewder? Can one just use soap? (I have Dutch ovens
> and I know soap isn't to be used on the Dutch ovens.) Can it just
> in the dishwasher?
> Any ideas would be most helpful.
> Eric von Wald
> "It doesn't matter how well you fight, it only matters how good you
> look doing it."