Great Uses for Fizzy Yellow Beer

Last night, J2 sent me a link to an article for unusual uses for beer. If you have beer in the fridge that, to you, seems entirely undrinkable, here are some ways to get rid of it without just chucking it in the trash:

1. Enrich plant soil. Apparently yeast is is beneficial to plant life, so adding a few spoonfuls of flat beer to the soil will help your garden grow.

2. Trap pesky bees, slugs and earwigs. These critters love beer almost as much as we do. For unwanted bees, punch holes (about 3/8″) in the top of an old jar filled with beer and leave it where you’ve seen them. They’ll head into your makeshift bee saloon for a drink but won’t be able to get back out. For slugs and earwigs, fill a shallow can with beer and near-bury it in your garden. They’ll fall in, attracted to the brew.

Bees in Beer
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3. Polish wood. Who needs a can of Old English when you’ve got a can of old, flat beer? Pour some on a soft cloth and polish wooden furniture for shine rich color.

4. Moisturize your hair. If you didn’t get a chance to catch it, we have a fantastic beer shampoo recipe for you. Try it out!

Have other household uses for flat or fizzy yellow beer? Pass them along.



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