10 Things You Can Do With Beer Besides Drink It
1. Make your own BBQ sauce
Beer is a great ingredient to add to your homemade BBQ sauces. Need a new recipe? Check out this sweet and tangy Beer BBQ Sauce.
2. Polish wood furniture
Did beer get spilt on your wooden coffee table during your house party last night? Have no fear! Rub flat beer into your table using a cleaning cloth and you’ll be left with a perfect sheen, making your table appear brand new!
3. Get rid of bugs in your backyard
Is your patio a pest fest? Most bugs are attracted to the sugars in beer. Place a few glasses of flat beer around the edges of your backyard to keep them out. Try using dark beers such as porters and stouts. Bugs prefer the stronger stuff.
4. Attract Butterflies
If you’re the type of person who enjoys seeing insects in your backyard, there is a way to use your flat beer to attract butterflies. Combine 1 pound of sugar, 2 cans of beer, 3 mashed overripe bananas, 1 cup of molasses or maple syrup, 1 cup of any fruit juice, and 1 shot of rum. This mixture will be sure to get you more flutter-action in your backyard next spring.
5. Give your dull hair a boost
You may have heard that drinking an ice cold beer in the shower is very refreshing but did you know that pouring beer over your hair can work wonders? The proteins and vitamins in beer can repair damaged ends, strengthen hair, enhance shine, and promote hair growth. Rinse your hair with beer after every shampoo and you’ll end up with thicker and more luscious hair.
6. Grill a moist and flavourful chicken
Beer can also work wonders on your dinner. Place a half-full can of beer in the cavity of a chicken and place it on your grill. As the beer evaporates, it leaves your chicken juice and full of flavours. Check out this Classic Beer Can Grilled Chicken recipe.
7. Polish old copper pots
Beer’s acidity breaks down tarnish and can help boost the shine in your pots and pans without staining the metal. Apply a small amount of beer on a cloth and buff away.
8. Give yourself a pedicure
The yeast in beer can actually soften the skin on your feet and the alcohol can act as a natural disinfectant. Fill a bucket of warm water and flat beer and you’ll have your very own boozy spa treatment.
9. Conquer stubborn stains
Accidentally spilt coffee or tea on your rug this morning? Beer is great at removing stains from carpet. Pour some beer directly on the stain and rub gently with a clean cloth. Repeat this process until your stain is no longer visible.
10. Clear up brown spots in your lawn
Did you know that the fermented sugars in beer stimulate plant growth and kill fungi. Expert gardeners say spraying Rolling Rock (because it’s chemical-free) on your lawn will clear up those annoying brown spots in your lawn.
By Mairyn Chorney on Dec. 14, 2016
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