Finish for a BEER Mug

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Forum topic by Greg posted 12-08-2011 10:57 PM 5409 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-08-2011 10:57 PM

I love turning beer mugs, but can not find the right finish.
I have used aMahoney Walnut Oil Wax, but it gives off a taste and smell

I heard that using the 2 step epoxy is an option, so is the salad bowl finish
I want something waterproof that will keep the beer from the wood, and not give off a taste/smell

any ideas?



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#1 posted 12-08-2011 11:07 PM

I’m a Bud Light man from way back. I don’t think that I would want to go messing around with my beer by drinking it out of wooden mugs. Don’t get me wrong – I think that it is great that you are making wooden beer mugs and I wouldn’t mind having a collection of them myself. I usually drink my beer out of the can and I can even taste a difference between Bud Light in the can and Bud Light in the bottle. Surely then I believe there would be a difference, at least to me, between Bud Light in a wooden mug. However, I don’t guess you’ll really know until you try it. Good luck with it because it sounds interesting.


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#2 posted 12-09-2011 12:13 AM

heat up some bee’s wax to liquid state in a pot big enough to submerge a mug. let it sit for 20 minutes or so. then take the mug out pour out as much wax before it solidifies. start buffing it, inside and out. this is a very old school method to seal the wood from a liquid. Just remember no hot beverages.

Now a friend uses the Bar Top Epoxy to seal the inside of a mug. but that takes 30 + days to be at a food safe cure.

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#3 posted 12-09-2011 12:41 AM

any suitable edible oild used as a finishing medium.That’s what’s usually done with wooden platters for eating food off.Alistair

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