Did you know you can do more with beer than just chugging it. Beer contains useful properties achieved during its brewing process that are useful in everyday life. Here are 6 uses of beer that you can try out next time you happen to find yourself with extra beer bottles/cans:
1. Marinate Meat
The slight acidity of beer makes it a great on-hand tenderiser that isn’t as acidic in flavour like wine or vinegar based marinades. When cooking with beer, the alcohol evaporates and leaves behind its delicious flavour. Different flavours of beer will result to different flavoured steaks, so feel free to experiment.
2. Soothe your feet
Do your feet get sore after a long day? Well there’s a remedy for that. Sit down, grab a six-pack of cold canned beer, open one to drink and pour a couple in a large bowl or bucket. The high carbonation of the ice cold beer will work wonders for your sore feet. Additionally, the acidity of beer and bacteria in the yeast gives off nutrients that soak into your skin and repair hair follicles.
3. Make your hair shinier
During brewing of beer, malted barley releases vitamin B that nourishes your hair and the hops in the beer contain antioxidants and essential oils that are great for your hair. All you have to do is boil ¼ cup of beer in a saucepan for the alcohol to evaporate, then let it cool. After that, mix the beer with a cup of shampoo. After a couple of washes with your new shampoo, your hair will be strong, healthy and shiny.
4. Give yourself a facial
All you’ll need to make a super easy beer face-mask is one tablespoon of beer, one tablespoon of plain yogurt, one teaspoon of olive oil, one egg white, and one teaspoon of almond extract. The yeast in the beer works to balance your skin’s pH levels, leaving your skin extra soft and rejuvenated when you remove the mask.
5. Remove coffee stains
Just pour a little beer over the stain and lightly rub it in. You may have to repeat this process a few times but eventually the coffee stain will disappear.
6. Put it in your chilli
One of the best ways to add flavour and a little extra liquid to a chilli is with a nice bottle of beer. Use the darker beers — they have more flavour and add more punch.