- Bathe in it. Instead of sipping a beer, try soaking in it. Pour a bottle of German Badebier in the tub and lie back for a real bubble bath. The yeast in beer softens your skin and the alcohol is a natural antibacterial and antiseptic agent.
- Loosen rusty bolts. This one is kind of surprising, but when you think about it, it makes sense that the carbonation as well as the mild acidity would help loosen up stubborn bolts and screws.
- Slugicide. This is one I learned from my mother… who, by the way, has never drunk a beer in her life. I have a large strawberry patch in my back yard and for years I never managed to get any kind of harvest due to a slug infestation. I tried all sorts of pesticides and nothing seemed to do the trick until this off-the-cuff suggestion from my mother. She told me to set a deep plate in the middle of my strawberries, fill it up with beer and just leave it. Evidently, slugs have a pronounced taste for the libation but apparently they lack the liver power to digest it. End of the slug problem!
- Give your hair the “hop” it deserves. Is your hair flat? Thin? Devoid of bounce? Then add a beer to your shower caddie. Washing your hair with beer (preferably something high in hops) will add body, shine and luster to your mane for a fraction of the cost you’d pay a high end salon for the same treatment. The natural ingredients coat each strand and lend hair-nourishing benefits. In addition to B vitamins, the proteins found in malt and hops are said to repair damaged hair and boost overall body. Meanwhile, the maltose and sucrose sugars in beer tighten the hair’s cuticles for enhanced shine.
- Pep up your lawn and garden with a cool crisp can of suds. The fermented sugars in beer stimulate plant growth and kill damaging fungi. Spraying brown spots on lawn with a nice chemical-free brew like Rolling Rock promotes regrowth and quickly gets rid of those eye-sores dotting your property. Also, adding a beer to a gallon of water and then applying it to your garden once a week will give your plants the nutrients they need to produce a bountiful harvest come fall.
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