10 Things You Can Do With A Beer Other Than Drink It
Beer, the elixer of the gods... or maybe just of man, either way this amazing brew can do more than just get you drunk!
- Pass a Kidney Stone
Ok, so this one involves you drinking it, even though we’re supposed to give you tips on using beer without drinking it, but what’s the fun in that! As you've probably noticed, beer is a diuretic. meaning it makes you want to use the bathroom to flush out your liver and kidneys. Using the bathroom often will help you flush out that kidney stone. Also, alcohol is a great pain reliever!
- Bathe in It
Pour a bottle of a fancy craft beer in the tub and lie back for a real bubble bath. You can even be drinking a beer while you do it! That’s how a real man takes a bubble bath!
- Marinate Meat
Beer’s acidity makes a great tenderizer for meat, breaking down the proteins for the juiciest and tender meat! It will infuse a great flavor but won’t overwhelm any other seasonings you may want in your meat. Beer is particularly great for keeping your meat moist while you BBQ it!
- Steam Seafood
Another tasty way to use beer, is to steam seafood! It infuses a really nice flavor and eliminates that nasty “fishy” flavor and scent, often associated with seafood.
- Shampoo Hair
This may sound a bit crazy but beer will give you back some shine to your dull locks
Pour a cup into a small saucepan and bring it to a boil over medium heat. Let it reduce until there's 1/4 cup left. This removes the alcohol, which can dry hair. Let the beer cool, then mix it with a cup of your favorite shampoo, then wash and rinse as usual.
- Loosen Rusty Bolts
Pour some beer on them and wait a few minutes. The carbonation may help break up the rust.
- Polish Pots
For the almost the same reason as the rusty bolts, the carbonation and acids in the beer will shine up your dull pots and pans!
- Put Out a Fire
No one wants to waste a beer in this fashion, but if you are in a pinch, shake a can of beer and spray it over the fire. Since beer is mostly water anyways, it can help put out some small flames.
- Clear Up Brown Spots in Your Lawn
Spraying a chemical-free or home brew on the brown spots in your lawn can bring it back to life. The grass uses the fermented sugars in the beer for energy, stimulating plant growth and killing fungus.
- Make Beer Barbecue Sauce
Who doesn’t want to slather beer on everything? A versatile beer BBQ sauce can really take your food to the next level! Hey, maybe you could pair it with a beer!