Beer has a variety of household uses, many of which may surprise you.
You will need
- A zippered plastic bag
- A tarnished copper pot
- A shallow dish
- A pillowcase
- A popsicle maker
Step 1 Marinate meat Marinate meat by placing it in a plastic zipper-top bag with beer. Let the meat marinate for several hours before draining and cooking.
Beer’s acidic nature breaks down the tendons in the meat and acts as a tenderizer.
Step 2 Add flavor to food Add flavor to recipes by using beer as an ingredient in the sauce, base, or coating.
Step 3 Polish copper Polish the tarnished bottom of a pot, or any other copper object, with beer to remove stains and give a lustrous finish. Pour the beer on, let it sit for a few minutes, and then wipe it off.
Step 4 Deal with pests Deal with pesky snails, slugs, and bees by leaving a shallow dish filled with beer in your garden. The creatures will climb in and drown.
Step 5 Fall asleep easier Fall asleep easier by washing your pillowcase in beer. The hops in beer give the pillowcase a comforting nutty scent, which will help you relax and go to sleep.
Use a beer shampoo to add shine to your hair.
Step 6 Make beer-sicles Make beer-sicles by freezing beer in a popsicle maker. Adults will enjoy this unusual summer treat.
Step 7 Take a beer bath Pour a few cans of beer into your next bath. The vitamins and yeast are very good for the skin. Take a quick shower after!
Did you know? Hops, a primary ingredient in beer, were introduced in North America in 1629.