Learn about five incredible ways you can use beer around the home and garden
Leftover beer in the fridge? Here are five ways you can use it.
Beer can be used for more than just human consumption. Shocking, we know. If you ever have leftover beer lying around, here are five practical ways you can use it around the home and garden.
1. Trap snails and slugs
Stop snails and slugs ruining your garden by luring them with a tasty trap. Bury a container so the opening is level with the soil, half-fill with beer and leave it overnight to catch the pests.
2. Treat hair
Put the life back into dull hair with flat beer. Mix three tablespoons of beer with half a cup of warm water. After shampooing, rub in the solution and let it set for two minutes, then rinse clear.
3. Remove carpet stains
Pour a bit of beer over a coffee or tea stain to remove it from a rug or the carpet. Lightly rub it into the stain and it should disappear. Repeat the process if there are still traces of the stain.
4. Clean gold jewellery
Restore the sheen of solid gold jewellery by pouring a little beer onto a soft cloth, rubbing it gently over the piece, then drying it with a tea towel. Don’t use dark ale or apply it to jewellery with gems.
5. Tenderise tough meat
Soften up hard or budget cuts of meat by pouring a can of beer over the meat about an hour before cooking. Better still, leave it to marinate overnight in the fridge.