Who would know that a little brew could perform these
convenient summertime tasks? Here are some tips
from Mrs. Fixit, posted on June 15,
2010 at Aol.com.
Partially full beer bottles are
always a part of my
clean-up routine. To avoid being wasteful, I dump them in the
Now, that might sound like an odd place to dump beer -- and you may
be wondering what's so resourceful about pouring it in the dirt
anyway. But the garden is actually the perfect spot for leftover
beer. A good, old-fashioned brew has some other cool uses too.
Yeast is beneficial to plants, so pour a few tablespoons of flat
beer into your garden to cultivate the soil. The yeast-filled soil
will help plants grow healthier and make your garden flourish.
If bees are a problem in your yard, you can battle them with beer.
Punch a series of 3/8-inch holes in the top of an old jar. Fill the
jar with beer, screw the top in place and put it in the yard where
you've seen bees. They'll be attracted to the beer and will be able
to get into the jar -- but not out!
If slugs have infiltrated your garden and are munching away at your
greenery, bury an empty tuna fish can next to your plants so that
just the lip is sticking out. Fill the can with beer and check it in
the morning; you should have caught some of those slimy suckers! All
you have to do is empty the can each day. This little trick also
Polish Wood Furniture
Got some leftover beer that's gone flat? Pour a little on a
microfiber rag and rub it into your wood furniture to add a little
shine and deepen the color.
Tenderize a T-Bone
Firing up the grill? If you find yourself with a tough cut of meat
for a barbecue,
for an hour or so in some beer. The beer will
infuse the meat with flavor and tenderize it while it sits, so it
will cook up nice and juicy.
Tip: If you spill a little beer on
yourself, sponge it with equal parts of white vinegar and dish soap,
and then flush it out with cool water.