10 Ways Beer Will Make Your Life Better

From cooking to cleaning, we have a beer hack for you. Cheers!

Photo By: Cassidy Garcia

Photo By: Cassidy Garcia

Photo By: Cassidy Garcia

Photo By: Cassidy Garcia

Photo By: Cassidy Garcia

Photo By: Cassidy Garcia

Photo By: Cassidy Garcia

Photo By: Cassidy Garcia

Photo By: Cassidy Garcia

Photo By: Cassidy Garcia

Cold Beer for a Crowd

Add a cup of rock salt to a bucket of ice to cool down your beer bottles and cans quickly. The salt melts the ice into freezing water, which transfers that energy to chill your beer faster than just using ice by itself. Science!

Cold Beer for One

Wrap your beer in two damp paper towels and pop it in the freezer. The beer will be ice cold in under ten minutes. Pro Tip: Set a timer so you remember to remove the beer (otherwise it might explode in the freezer!).

Catch Garden Slugs

Turns out — slugs like beer, too! Fill a small jar with beer, and plant it in your garden flush with the ground. The slugs will investigate the sweet scent of beer, fall into the jar, and not be able to escape. What a way to go…

Polish Gold Jewelry

Use a little beer to put the shine back into your real gold earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Pour flat beer onto a soft cloth and rub in small circles. Wipe off the beer with a dry cloth to reveal your rejuvenated jewelry. Note: This hack only works with real gold, and it will tarnish gemstones and silver.

Boost Your Rice

Add a rich depth of flavor to your rice by substituting a dark beer for water. Your rice will come out with a nutty taste. You can also go half-and-half with water for a milder tasting beer-rice.

Refresh Wood Furniture

Use stale beer to put a little polish back into your wood furniture. Gently rub a beer-dampened soft cloth on a dingy wooden surface. Wipe off excess with a dry cloth to reveal a lustrous shine.

Pump Up Your Chili

Use your favorite beer to add dimension to your chili. You can deglaze the pan after cooking your aromatics for a milder taste or put some dark beer in at the end for a tasty, boozy flavor boost.

At-Home Spa Day

Give your feet a treat by creating a foot soak with beer. The yeast in beer will soften your feet while the alcohol acts as a natural antiseptic.

Protect Your Party Guests

Place half-empty beer cans around the perimeter of your party. Wasps and other flying insects will fall inside and won't be able to escape.

Beer Can Chicken

Take your rotisserie chicken to the next level when you cook it with your favorite beer. Use this beer can cage when you grill or roast your bird. The beer bubbles up as the temperature rises, and the beer that spills out keeps the inside of the chicken moist, tender, and juicy.

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