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Revealed: Mind Blowing Uses Of Beer Other Than Just Drink It.

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Beer is so good that you should be able to do more with it than just drink it then flush it away. 

It's time, people, to make beer an even bigger part of your world. Here are new reasons to love it.

1. Put Out a Fire

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Although certainly not as effective as a real fire extinguisher, a can or bottle of beer can mimic one if none is available. Simply shake and spritz. After all, beer is mostly water. This works on small grill flare-ups, and some people have been known to carry an emergency can in their car in case of engine fire.


2. Marinate Meat

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Beer is slightly acidic—and that makes it an excellent meat tenderizer, says a nutritionist. This allows you to enjoy leaner cuts that otherwise might be too tough. Beer also won't alter the meat's flavor as much as wine- and vinegar-based marinades do. Poke a few holes in the meat, put it in a Tupperware container (we know you have them) or a large resealable bag, and add beer.Marinate in the refrigerator for a few hours or, better yet, overnight. Do not drink the marinade.

3. Shampoo Hair

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Not only is beer the remedy for a dull party, 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.

4. 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.

5. Pass a Kidney Stone

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As you've undoubtedly noticed, beer is a diuretic. It helps flush the kidneys and bladder. This can be beneficial if you're suffering from a bladder infection or kidney stone. "You can drink water or cranberry juice, but beer also works, " says Larry L. Alexander, M.D., medical director of Central Florida Regional Hospital's emergency department. " It helps dilate the ureters [the tubes connecting the kidneys and bladder], which may help you pass a stone quicker and easier. Plus, the alcohol will take the edge off the pain. " But don't drink beer if you're taking antibiotics or narcotic pain medications. You'll render the drugs useless and make yourself sick.

5. Boil Shrimp

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Open three 12-ounce bottles of Yuengling Premium or a comparable mild pilsner and pour them into a large soup pot. Wait for the beer to go flat (about 2 hours), then add 1/4 cup Old Bay Seasoning and 2 tsp ground turmeric (to turn the shrimp a rich yellow). Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then cook for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, rinse 2 pounds of extra-large raw shrimp in cold water and drain. Add them to the pot and stir. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, no more. Quickly remove the shrimp using a large slotted spoon. Serve immediately with cocktail sauce and, you guessed it, more beer. This same recipe makes great lobster, but cook it for 12 to 15 minutes.

6. Soothe Tired Feet

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Pour a couple of cold ones into a bucket and soak your feet. "Ice-cold beer with lots of carbonation can be soothing for tired feet, " Dr. Alexander says. Stop at two; you don't want to start staggering.

7. Cure Insomnia

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Gregg Smith, author of The Beer Drinkers Bible says women often show up at his brewery asking to buy not his beer but the hops he uses to brew it. "They sew it into pillows, " he explains. "The smell of it is supposed to be a sleep aid, especially for colicky babies. I've never tried it, but we get enough requests that there must be something to it. " Hops is a type of flower, though, so be careful if you have allergies.

8. Calm an Upset Stomach

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Sipping on a highly carbonated beer can settle a stomach just like 7Up or Sprite can. Plus, the alcohol helps buffer pain. "I've never seen a true medical study supporting this, " Dr. Alexander says, "but I have patients tell me it works. The only time you have to be careful is if you have an ulcer or gastritis. Alcohol can inflame that. "

9. Cook Rice

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Rinse 1 cup jasmine rice in water. Do it twice more, then drain well. Next, dump the rice into a medium-size pot and add 12 ounces of beer. (A nut-brown ale works well.) Bring the mixture to a boil, turn the heat to low, and cover the pot. Simmer for 20 minutes, then remove from the stove and cool for an additional 10 minutes. The rice won't be lumpy, and it'll have a nuttier flavor—just like you after you eat it.

10. Stop Snoring

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If your log-sawing is ripping a hole in your marriage, try this simple remedy: Get a pocket T-shirt and a 6-ounce mini-can of beer. Put the can in the pocket and fasten it closed with a safety pin. Just before you go to bed, put the shirt on backward. Research shows that you're more likely to snore when resting on your back. This little setup prevents you from rolling over. Plus, come morning, you won't have to get out of bed for breakfast.

11. Stain removal

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Something nasty on your carpet? Maybe a red wine stain? Well, a light beer will help pull that stain out. Sometimes a little club soda first will also help. Then use a regular carpet steam cleaner after to lift out the liquid and the smell

12. Revive wooden furniture

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Flat beer makes a great wood reviver. Just dampen a microfiber cloth with your flat beer, then rub gently into your furniture It will give it a polish and bring back some color.

13. Polish your gold jewelry

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Don’t bother buying expensive store-bought cleaners. Drop your rings and other trinkets into a dish of beer, then remove and polish to a beautiful sheen using a dry cloth.

14. Wash your pillowcases in it

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. This may be an old wives tale, but apparently the nutty smell of hops helps you fall asleep. If you’re an insomniac, try washing a pillowcase in beer and you may just get to the land of nod sooner than you think.

15. Put it in your chili

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One of the best ways to add flavor and a little extra liquid to a chili is with a nice bottle of beer. Use the darker beers — they have more flavor and add more punch.

Make bread

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You can actually make bread with beer. It's possible.

INGREDIENTS

1 12oz can of beer

2 1/2 cups self-rising flour

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

2. Lightly grease a 9x5 inch baking pan.

3. In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients.

4. Add the beer and sugar, mix well, place in pan.

5. Top with melted butter.

6. Bake 45 to 55 minutes. Cool on a wire rack

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