5 Uses For Beer You Never Knew Existed

….and none of them involve drinking!

No. 1: Get rid of slugs in your garden

This trick never fails.

Lure slugs away from your veggies by setting out a small, short bowl, or tupperware of beer near the plants where you’ve noticed them.

This trick works with mice as well. Place a bowl of of beer in the cupboard or behind the fridge. The mice will climb in to enjoy their beverage and not be able to get out.


No. 2: Loosen rusty bolts

Pour some beer on the rusty bolts and wait a few minutes. The carbonation will break up the rust and make them easier to unscrew.


No. 3: Fix brown spots in your yard

Spray either home-brew or Rolling Rock (both chemical free) onto the brown spots and watch them turn green in a week or so. It may sound like a wives tail but According to Andrew Lopez, a professional gardener, the fermented sugars in beer stimulate plant growth and kill fungi. The grass absorbs the sugar in the beer and draws energy from it.


No. 4: Clean wood furniture

Beer spills all the time, but who would intentionally wipe down their wood furniture with beer?

Well maybe you should! The beer cuts built up gunk and coats the wood in a protective layer.


No. 5: Shine copper

In the olden days the last drops of beer were collected from used up kegs and used to polish the copper vats in the breweries.

The acidity of beer cuts the dirt and makes it shine. Pour a little on, let it sit, then wipe it off.


Now feel free to go enjoy a cold one.

Melanie Lovejoy
College Works Painting

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