This post was inspired by an article I read called “For What Ales You”.
A bad pun is always worth repeating 🙂
1. Clean Copper Pots
I wish I could try this, but we haven’t owned a copper bottom pot for years.
Apparently, the mild acidity in beer is good for cleaning copper. Just pour a little bit into the pot, let it sit for a few minutes (maybe the amount of time it takes to finish off the rest of the beer), and wipe it out.
2. Add Shine to Your Hair
Boil (??) a cup of beer until it’s reduced down to 1/4 cup. Let it cool and add to your shampoo. It is supposed to add shine and luster to your hair.
3. Add Bounce to Your Hair
Now that you’ve washed your hair with beer, try using it as a conditioner. Add 3 tablespoons to a half cup water. Rub the beer solution into your freshly washed hair and let it sit for several minutes. Rinse and bounce.
Although I can’t personally vouch for numbers 1-3, I do know this works.
Garden slugs love beer. To kill the little buggers (or sluggers) – fill wide mouth jars or pie tins 1/3 full with beer. Place (or bury in the case of the jars) 15 to 20 feet away from your garden. The slugs will smell the beer, try to drink it, and fall into the containers and drown.
Talk about drowning in pleasure.
5. Sooth Tired Feet
Soak your tired dogs in an ice cold beer bath. The bubbly beer will sooth your feet.
6. Make a Beer Compass
Lost in the wilderness after drinking all that beer at a kegger? Don’t fret. Just let some of the beer go flat, magnetize a needle by rubbing it with silk, and float it on the flat beer. The needle will point north and south.
Of course, this assume you have any beer left, a needle, and some silk. But hey, why not?
7. Grow Grass
Not the medicinal kind, mind you.
Spray some beer – organic preferred – on brown patches in your lawn. The grass will enjoy the fermented sugars and start growing again. (Beer is recommended by many organic gardeners as a fertilizer ingredient).
8. Clean Your Wood
Hey. Get your mind out of the gutter.
Flat beer is an excellent wood furniture cleaner. Wipe on with one clean cloth, wipe off with another. (Ala Karate Kid).
9. Shine Your Gold
Pour beer onto a cloth and polish your gold jewelry. Avoid rubbing on gemstones. Wipe it clean with a dry towel and watch the gold shine!
(Uhmmm, maybe this is one you should do at your own risk).
10. Clean Your Bean
Huh? Oh wait, your coffee bean, that is.
Pour beer on a coffee stain in carpet, and rub it into the fibers. Supposedly, it will lift the coffee stain right out.
(Let’s try this one at your own risk, too).
So, there you have it. Beer has many uses besides drinking. So, the next time you have some leftover beer (is that possible?), you can entertain yourself until you sober up a bit.
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