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    Some Nice Steins!

    My grandfather bought these steins when he was stationed in Western Germany after WWII. Passed them down to my dad, and I'm next in line to get them





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    http://forums.skadi.net/photoplog/index.php?n=3519

    The German word is 'Humpen' (beaker) or, more generically, 'Krug' (jug). 'Steinkrug' means that it is a jug made of stoneware (ceramic).

    We never call it 'Stein'; I suspect that the expression was coined by American occupation troops unfamiliar with the concept of compound nouns.

    On the other hand, 'Maßkrug' is usually shortened to 'Maß', because that is also a unit of measurement, comprising 1,069 litres in Bajuvarian tradition. Commercially, it has been changed to exactly 1 litre.

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    Those are very nice(both post) do you use them on a regular basis or are they more for ornamental purposes?

    I have a few other questions about them such as are they hand carved or molded and hand painted?

    What is the history of the tradition of having them?

    So many of them I see look like they were made for the tourist trade, but every now and then I see really nice ones. What is the diferances?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Baughman View Post
    Those are very nice(both post) do you use them on a regular basis or are they more for ornamental purposes?

    I have a few other questions about them such as are they hand carved or molded and hand painted?

    What is the history of the tradition of having them?

    So many of them I see look like they were made for the tourist trade, but every now and then I see really nice ones. What is the diferances?
    Both! We use them for Oktoberfest (just to give a more "authentic" feel considering my location.) And as ornamental.

    I'm not sure to your second question. And I don't think now I will ever find out, considering my grandfather passed away even before I was born

    They haven't been in the family very long, so I'm going to help with the history by passing them on to my children, and just hope they'll do the same

    Oh, and I'm not sure to your last question. I've seen all sorts of steins (forgive me for using that word again) when I go up to Salvang in the Santa Ynez Valley. I've seen huge metal ones, painted molded ones, ect... but I just kinda assume you use them for both drinking and ornamental purposes (unless drinking with them would be unwise!)

    Hope those answers help!

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