The best Beer Hacks!
There is no such thing as a magical elixir but, if you'd have to settle, you could do worse than beer. It's not only the closest thing you'll find at your corner store, it's one of the most tried and true. There's a reason that humankind has been brewing beer since 9500 BC, before the days of ancient Egypt: There are plenty of things you can do with the fermented alcohol aside from drink it., we've rounded up all the beer hacks you could ever need. So go ahead and grab a six-pack, guilt-free.
1. Make drinking glasses.You might be surprised to learn that you can actually transform beer into glassware on the cheap. All it requires is a string, lighter fluid, a lighter, cold water, and sandpaper. First, tie a string around the bottle above the label. Then take it off—still tied—and soak it in lighter fluid. Slide the string back on the bottle and blaze it with the lighter. Wait till you hear a crack and then rinse it under cold water. Once the neck of the bottle falls off, grab your sandpaper and smooth out the edges.
2. Make coastersWhat goes with beer bottle-turned-drinking glasses? Coasters made from six-packs of beer. Just cut out the circular or square shape you want and then laminate.
3. Fertilize your lawnNext time you find a brown spot on your lawn, save yourself a trip to your local home store and, instead, dig through your fridge. Because all you need is beer. Organic-minded gardeners have been using the drink for ages to stimulate grass growth. When you pour out your leftover beer on grass, the carbohydrates that give beer its pants-busting reputation convert matter to food for the grass.
4. Get rid of pesky garden snails and slugsJust like the grass, the snails and slugs that can plague organic crops can't resist the carbohydrates in beer. So fill up a small plate with some beer and wait as they flock to it.
5. Trap waspsAnother backyard nuisance you can eliminate with beer is wasps. Just grab at least four beer bottles that have been sitting out for awhile—which you can collect by throwing an impromptu party—and place them at least 12 feet away from people. Wait and watch as the wasps are drawn to beer's sugars.
6. Sleep harderThe hops in beer have been proven to aid sleep. So grab a pillow stuffed with hops to insert into your own or DIY one.
7. DIY a facemaskThere are probably a handful of things you can pull out from your cupboard and fridge to whip into a face mask but how many of them also double as an astringent? Beer can help restore your skin's pH level thanks to the hops. All you need is one tablespoon of beer, one tablespoon of plan yoghurt, one tablespoon of olive oil, one egg white, and one teaspoon of almond extract. Mix together, apply, and leave on for 15 minutes.
8. Give yourself a pedicureBefore there were Baby Foot peels, there was beer. The drink works as the perfect makeshift foot bath since its yeast softens the soles of your feet, making them primed for buffing. Plus, alcohol happens to be an antibacterial.
9. Give yourself a bathOn second thought, why not fill up your entire bathtub with beer?
10. Condition your hairThe next time you run out of hair conditioner, just look to your fridge. Rinsing your hair in beer and leaving it on for just one minute can achieve better volume and shine than most drugstore products wish they could.
11. Clean your jewelryInstead of shelling out for an upscale gold jewelry cleaner, try using something that's been sitting in your fridge. Beer's natural acidity can help give gold jewelry a brand new shine. Just soak your pieces in a beer-filled bowl and rinse and polish with a dry cloth.
12. Clean your pots and pansLike gold jewelry, the acidity in beer also works cleaning wonders on pots and pans.
13. Polish your wood furnitureAnother thing beer polishes is wood. Test out a small section with a soft cloth first and you'll never need to restock your furniture polish. again
14. Cook somethingBeer happens to be one of the best marinades around, injecting flavor into everything from chicken and pork to shrimp. You can use it to steam clams and mussels and boil shrimp. It makes a great BBQ sauce base. It adds complexity to mustard. It's
deliciously indulgent as a batter for fried foods. Plus, it puts a twist on your standard brownie, mac and cheese, and bread recipes.
15. Extinguish a fireIf you stumble into a kitchen mishap while trying out beer recipes, know that the multipurpose beverage can also extinguish a fire.
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