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Stale Beer at Home? Here are 12 Ways to Use Stale Beer

Got some expired or stale beer? Don’t worry, because even stale beer also has many utils left in it, that too in a very helpful manner. They won’t only help you reuse the expired beer, but also help in the maintenance of your household appliances and furniture. Our list will introduce you to a few of these methods:

Maintaining Wooden Furniture

Have some spotty old wooden furniture you need to recover? Use some stale beer over it and voila! It cleans the table like magic and helps you bring back the lost shimmer of the wood furniture. The expired beer would work at par or even better than your daily cleaning agents! This technique works wonders and has the benefit of being highly cost-effective!

Recover Copper And Cast Iron Cookware

In the olden days, people used to collect leftover beer from the barrels to clean and restore their copper and iron (cast iron, preferably) utensils to reinstate their shine and luster. So can be done with stale beer! Steps for this are:

  1. Take the cuprum or Ferrum cookware you want to recover in a beer bath for ten to fifteen minutes unperturbed.
  2. Next, using a soft cloth clean the utensil gently to restore its shine such that it looks as good as new.

Carpet Stains Cleanup

Stale beer acts as a good substitute for carpet cleaners and agents.

  1. Pour some drops over the stain and let it soak for few minutes. Blot the stain with a clean cloth to find the stain gone.
  2. Next, clean that spot up with some soap and water to remove the beer and you’re good to go!

Rust Removal

Have some corroded iron objects? No trouble.  Beer works as good as a magic potion.

  1. Add beer to the corroded area of the object.
  2. Wait for some time to allow the carbonation to take effect and reverse the corrosion of the object, and you’re done!

Chicken Enhancer

Consuming expired or stale beer is completely safe and non-toxic. The sole issue is that it tastes a bit flat and monotonous, faute de mieux– which rises from three factors: hops, light, and oxygen. Fortunately, regardless of whether a beer is stale or fresh, it can still enhance the flavour of your dish and make it superbly better.

For example, if you want to cook a flavourful chicken through the aforementioned method:

  1. Put a half-full can of beer in the cavity of a chicken that has been prepared for grilling.
  2. As the meat cooks, the beer will gradually evaporate, leaving behind a super juicy and richly flavored chicken!

A Healthier Marination Option

Various studies have found that marinating meat using beer decreases its cancerous, scientifically termed, carcinogenic properties to a very high degree. Beer marination significantly helped to suppress the formation of carcinogenic compounds and in fact, aggrandizes the antioxidant and phenolic content of meats. The slightly acidic properties of beer help in the tenderisation of meat very nicely and even aid in cutting the meat at a diagonal angle which is mostly difficult to execute.

Make sure to

  • Poke holes in your meat so as to allow better absorption.
  • Put it in an airtight container and put beer over it as a finalising ingredient.
  • Marinate the chicken in the refrigerator overnight.

Et voila, you are done. It’s that simple.

Baking Beer Bread

Yes, you can make bread with some stale beer. As mentioned before it’s completely safe to consume! Beer gives the bread a patently and unique earthy, rich malty, slightly sweet flavour while the yeast in it makes it inflate gradually and beautifully. A great ingredient to use for occasions when you crave the perfect sandwich!

Revive your hair strength*

If you claim to have never looked at beauty hacks for lustrous locks on the internet on websites like youtube, you’re either lying or have been living under a rock. According to recent studies, adding stale beer to your hair care routine after shampooing can nourish your hair with crucially important nutrients like proteins and B vitamins, leaving your hair fuller, thicker and shinier. While there are plenty of beer shampoos in the market to choose from, you can easily create your own using some stale lager!

  • Boil a cup or two (depending on the length of your hair) of the beer until you’re left with about 25 percent of the liquid, without the alcohol.
  • Upon cooling, mix the reduced beer with your shampoo.
  • Wash and rinse your hair as usual and see it work its wonders!.

*Consultation with your dermatologist is recommended as everyone’s skin and hair are different and some may have better or worse outcomes than others. Patch tests for skin hacks and hair test for hair hacks are highly recommended. No harm is intended by us.

Skin Nourishment*

Beer face masks have recently gained much traction and rightfully so. Beer, whether fresh or stale, is said to be super nourishing for your skin because the brewer’s yeast in the beer is said to keep your skin’s pH levels balanced and tighten your pores. Furthermore, the vitamins in beer may hold properties capable of fighting acne breakouts! People all over the world are mixing beer with eggs, yoghurt and even lime juice for achieving a healthy, glowing skin.

*Consultation with your dermatologist is recommended as everyone’s skin and hair are different and some may have better or worse outcomes than others. Patch tests for skin hacks and hair test for hair hacks are highly recommended. No harm is intended by us.

Relax with a homemade Beer Pedicure

Need to give yourself a tender and calming pedicure? Just use some beer mixed in water. Once again, the yeast in the beer becomes the star ingredient here that softens the tough skin and calluses present on the soles of your feet. The alcohol also acts as a natural antiseptic for your skin, keeping your feet squeaky clean and disinfected!

Reinstate life back into a patchy lawn

According to professional gardeners, beer has fermented sugars that aid in stimulating plant growth and destroying fungi. Simply spray some stale lager on the scanty, bald patches that are to be fixed to allow the grass to soak up the sugar and pull energy from it. So, beer also works as an exceptional gardening agent!

Trap Insects and Pests using a cost-effective method!

Insects have a natural attraction to the tasty sugars present in beer, and stale beer works as an excellent trap for such creatures. Pests such as cockroaches, fruit flies, slugs and even mice are tempted by the sugars in beer and are instantly drawn to it.

  • Pour some stale beer into some shallow tumblers.
  • Place them around you close to the ground. Slugs and insects will soon crawl into it and drown, keeping your environment, bug-free!

You can also create a homemade easy pesticide spray by:

  • Mix one cup each of flat beer, Epsom salt, mouthwash and add half a packet of dry yeast.
  • Shake well to dissolve the yeast and the salt.
  • Spray as needed to keep insects and pests controlled.
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