10 Weird Ways to Use Beer Besides Drinking

Take a Bath

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The thought of bathing in beer may seem disgusting and sticky. Beer is actually filled with antioxidants and other ingredients that prevent skin aging. But, beer has another amazing benefit. It boosts the self-repairing abilities of your skin, helps tighten it, and thus diminishes small wrinkles.

Marinate Meat

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Beer will enhance the flavor of your meat, as well as make it much more tender. When cooked, the alcohol from the beer evaporates and leaves behind its delicious flavor. This forming the perfect meat marinade. Different flavor beers will lead to different flavored steaks. So feel free to experiment with different types of beers such as spiced lagers, nut browns, or pale ales. Also using beer as a marinade can also reduce the production of dangerous chemical compounds known as carcinogens.

Clean Pots, Pans, and Jewelry

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Beer is acidic, which makes for a great polisher of pots, pans, and even jewelry. Rub some beer on anything that has turned rusty or a little dull, and it will soon be shiny as new.

Shampoo Hair

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Not only is beer the remedy for a dull party, but it’s also the cure for dull hair. Dump 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. Pour it into an empty shampoo bottle, then wash and rinse as usual. It’ll give your hair more shine and luster.

Loosen Rusty Bolts

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Pour some beer on them and wait a few minutes. The carbonation may help break up the rust.

Pass a Kidney Stone

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It’s no surprise to learn that beer is a diuretic. But, this annoying side effect of drinking beer can actually be a good thing if you’re trying to pass a kidney stone. Not only does beer make you have to pee more, but it also helps dilate the tubes that connect your kidney to your bladder. This may help you pass a kidney stone easier and faster. Additionally, the alcohol will help to ease the pain, so it’s a win-win situation.

Kill Slugs

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If you’re one of the many people suffering from slugs invading your yard this problem can be solved with a half-filled cup of beer. Dig a hole in the soil and place your beer cup in the hole. When the slugs get near the beer, the scent will cause the slugs to drop dead and fall into the cup, and voila! You no longer have a slug-infested yard. This trick also works with mice, uses a bigger container for the beer such as a pot or pan.

Bake Beer Bread

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You already know how to put a bun in the oven. Now it’s time to go all the way. Click for the recipe.

Improve Your Lawn

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Beer contains fermented sugars that stimulate plant growth, also killing fungi. All you need to do is spray some beer on any brown spots in your lawn, and the grass will absorb the sugar from the beer, giving it the energy to grow again.

Soothe Your Feet

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Are your feet sore after standing on them all day? Well sit down, grab a can of beer to drink, and a couple more cold ones to pour in a large bowl, bucket, or even a tub. The high carbonation of the ice-cold beer will work wonders for your sore feet after a long day. Additionally, the acidity of beer and the bacteria in the yeast gives off nutrients that soak into your skin and repair hair follicles.

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