5 surprising ways you can use beer at home other than for drinking

For latecomers to March 17's St. Patrick's Day, we're giving you 5 amazing things you can do with ordinary beer!

Beer pour
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Beer pour

Beer is well known as an inhibition-rending beverage, but did you know that it has many other useful properties applicable in various situations.

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Whether in the kitchen, to clean objects or to make your hair more voluminous, beer brings extraordinary benefits. Here is how to use a bit of foam in your daily life!

To make pancakes

Very often, you can make a simple pancake batter with milk, eggs, butter and flour .. but be aware that beer may also be part of all these ingredients. Beer allows you to make a lighter and more airy batter. You can choose to give it a more pronounced taste by choosing amber or dark beer.

Here is the recipe :

  • 220 g flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 20 cl milk
  • 20 cl beer
  • 2 tbsp neutral oil
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • (optional: 3 tbsp of sugar)

Mix all the ingredients and let stand for an hour before browning your pancakes! This trick also works for waffle dough. That will make them very soft.

Cleaning rusty objects

To battle rust in everyday objects, nothing better than a little beer bath! The beer will help to remove rust on small objects such as screws, handles, cutlery... You can also douse a cloth in it to polish silverware or some types of jewellery.

Giving hair more volume

Beer contains hops and malt. It turns out beer is good for your hair and will allow it to lift and gain a bit of volume. Now, don't start pouring out a pint on top of your head when you shower, but just put a little beer in your shampoo and then rinse it well. Shine and volume guaranteed!

You can also take in brewer's yeast capsules. This will make boost your hair growth.

Helping plant growth

Beer is an excellent fertilizer for plants! It contains plant phyto-hormones that will give your plants a little boost, ideal for kicking off their growth in early spring!

Tenderizing meat

Yes, you read this right. If you are worried that your meat will be a little dry, just add a little beer. You can also make a marinade with beer or pour it over a baked chicken to soften it up. Of course, you can also just drink it!

So, are you ready to use beer on the homefront?

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