Viking Drinking Horn

Viking dirnking horns with and without stand reviews
A Viking drinking horn brings back the times that glass was not available and the product to drink beer out had to be a sturdy beer horn. If you like to see your own home brewed beer served in an original way and impress your friends this is a great idea. These medieval beer horns are also a great gift for any beer lover. They can of course also be used for wine or any other beverage.

Two Types Of Viking Drinking Horns

When you are looking at the drinking horns for sale you see two types. A regular Nordic drinking horn that you hold in your hand or a Viking drinking horn with stand.
Although you can buy a Viking drinking horn holder, I think it is best to buy one that comes with it if you use the beer horn that is not flat at the bottom an can be set on the table.

Drinking Horn

Like always we only looked at the Viking beer mugs with at least a 4 star rating from a high number of real users.
We have found 3 beer horns that met those qualifications for you.

Viking Drinking Horn – Thor Horn Company

Original viking drinking horn with gift sackMade of a solid piece of horn you can call this an authentic beer horn. No mass production and every horn is unique in color and shape.

Food safe interior thanks to the food grade lacquer coating.

20 Oz large and this will allow you to drink beer like a real viking.

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Ale-Horn Handcrafted Viking Cup

Handcrafted large viking cup This handcrafted horn is available in 3 sizes. 16oz, 20oz and 36oz because there is no one size fits all in the world of Vikings cups.

Cut from a solid piece of horn means that no one of these cups are the same in shape or color.

The fully coated interior contains of food safe coating and is non-toxic

This beer horn comers with a 100% guarantee and if it has a leak or any defect it will be replaced free of charge.

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Norse Tradesman Genuine Viking Horn Mug

Real viking drinking hornThis horn is available in two versions.
Engraved with 4 rings and looks real nice.
Flame treated with wooden base

Made of a Ox horn that come from a veterinary safe and healthy livestock. Holds 24 ounces.

Each design is original and no other mug is the same.

Wooden base made from Rosewood

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Viking Drinking Horn With Stand

For the real feeling of the free Viking spirit There is only the way of drinking. That is drinking from horn that is not altered to have a base to set it down. They come with a separate Horn stand and I personally like these drinking horn and stand a lot. Lets have a look at the 3 that I think are the best bang for your bucks.

Ox Horn Beer Mug With Stand

viking beer horn on a standThis beer horn comes with a stand that is also made out of Ox-horn to give it the authentic look you see in the medieval movies with the Vikings in it.

About 12 inch high and will hold about 16oz of your favorite brewed beer.

Interior is of course coated with a food safe layer to protect you.

Every horn and stand is a unique design and made of high quality Ox horn.

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Thor Horn Drinking Cup – Buffalo Horn

Buffalo horn mideavel drinking cupMedieval style large drinking horn made from Buffalo horn with a stand made from the same material.

like all others this one is also coated with a food safe and non-toxic layer inside for your safety.

The Buffalo horns come from India and are handcrafted for a very original shape and color.

The handcrafted production makes it that every horn is slightly different.

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Drinking Horn On A Metal Stand

medieval handcrafted viking drinking hornTo be honest this is my personal favorite. The combination of the nice drinking horn and the metal stand makes it stand out in a crowd.

The stand is iron forged and fits the horn great.

If you need it this one also comes with a leather belt holder to take your horn with you.

Of course it is leak proof and the applied food safe layer inside will assure that.

The brass edge at the top is a real nice looking feature and will guard your lips.

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More About Drinking Horns

There are a few things you need to know when you use a Viking beer horn. It is not the same as glass or Ceramic and need a little different approach.

How To Drink Out Of A Viking Drinking Horn

I found a video on how to drink from a horn without making a mess.

History of drinking horns

The drinking horn we are talking about was mainly used by the people with a higher status and in many cases for a ceremonial purpose.
The lower class had no money for them and used clay baked cups. Although in many movies it looks that all people used them this is not the case.

There are pictures from the ancient Greek with people holding a horn to drink from in their hands that go back to as early as around 480 BC.

We in the western world now have the idea that they came from the Vikings, but I guess this is related to the idea we have that all they did was fight wars and drank home brewed beer out of these drinking horns.

How To Clean A Drinking Horn?

Cleaning a drinking horn is not hard but because of the shape it needs a little more attention.
Soak it for a while in hot water and dish soap.
Rinse it our very good to remove dish soap residue.
Let it dry real good.

Some tips I found recommend the use of a denture cleaning tablet and let is sit overnight after a couple of times of using it.

You can find more products for brewing beer here in this category.

Bottle Capping Tools

Bottle capping tool reviews - handheld and bench cappers
The easiest way to put the caps on your home brewed beer is to use a bottle capping tool. I have seen several ways to do this and even one who did it with a hammer. It is better to use a capping tool that is specially made for this process of course.

There are two basic bottle capping machines that will do the job of capping your home brew and that are a bottle capper that you place on the bottle and clamps on the bottle or the other option is to use a bench bottle capper. We will have a look at both of them here. It is also important to use the right home brew bottle caps like you can read here.

Home Brew Bottle Caps [Our Recommendation]

Bottle caps for home brewing

Beer Bottle Caps For Home Brewing

Having high quality beer bottle caps is a very important step in finishing your perfectly home brewed beer batch. We all know that we have to seal our bottles to prevent oxidation and loss of taste and flavor. Many people use the Grolsch style bottles but if you like to stand out in a crowed you can use your own bottle caps. They are available in many colors and designs and we have added here what we think are 3 of the best beer bottle caps.

Grolsch Beer Bottles For Home Brewing

Grolsch style swing top beer Bottles for home brewing
One of the easiest beer bottles to use for your home brewed beer are in my opinion the Grolsch Bottles. These world famous swing top beer bottles do not require any type of beer bottle caps or since the ceramic top in combination with the rubber gasket will seal your bottle perfect.

Although there are more Grolsch bottle sizes most home brewers use the 16 OZ version and that is what we will focus on in this Grolsch bottles review. We will have a look at some 6 bottle packages and the more popular 12 bottle packages that are available.

Here is our top 5 best Grolsch bottles for home brewing

We only look at products with a 4 star or more rating because we do not like to waist our or your time on products that not perform well. The prices are all in about the same range so it is a personal choice what type to purchase.