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14 Household Uses for Beer (It's Earth Friendly!)
foxnews.com ^ | Aug. 12, 2011 | Cris Carl

Posted on 08/14/2011 5:44:43 PM PDT by PROCON

Most of us don't usually think of beer as an earth-friendly alternative to improving our gardens and lawns or dealing with a host of pests. However, if you can bring yourself to part ways with your favorite brew, or at least invest in some of the cheap stuff, you'll be surprised by beer's many uses.

1. Trap slugs and snails: Place dishes or jars of beer around your garden, especially in the evening. In the morning, the slimy critters, which have been drawn by the beer's aroma/fermentation, will have drowned. The beer can be re-used until it evaporates for garden pest control.

2. Trap fruit flies: If you keep a compost pail in your kitchen, you will also likely have fruit flies. Just place a jar or can of beer on the kitchen counter. Cover the top with plastic wrap or paper, leaving a small opening for the flies to get into. The fruit flies won't be able to get back out.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food
KEYWORDS: beer; zymurgy
Why waste a good beer...maybe the cheap stuff.
1 posted on 08/14/2011 5:44:47 PM PDT by PROCON
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To: PROCON
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2 posted on 08/14/2011 5:49:08 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: PROCON

I water my garden with beer. I drink it first. It’s earth-friendly.


3 posted on 08/14/2011 5:49:36 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill
I water my garden with beer. I drink it first. It’s earth-friendly.

If you notice that the lawn is green over Teddy Kennedy's grave . . .

4 posted on 08/14/2011 5:52:50 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: PROCON

Other than turning ugly women into Victoria Secret models, there’s more?


5 posted on 08/14/2011 5:52:55 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: max americana

yes...It turns ugly men into Rock Stars too. LOL!


6 posted on 08/14/2011 5:58:08 PM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: PROCON
I remember one use for beer from the 70's...


7 posted on 08/14/2011 6:01:32 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: left that other site

LMAO! Lemme buy you a beer! :)


8 posted on 08/14/2011 6:01:39 PM PDT by REDWOOD99 ("Earth first! We can log the other planets later")
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To: PROCON

Around Chesapeake Bay country we put some beer in with our steamed crabs.


9 posted on 08/14/2011 6:03:50 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: knews_hound

Brew ping.


10 posted on 08/14/2011 6:04:35 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: PROCON

a sixpack of cheap beer is a great way to get rid of your neighbors obnoxious teenagers too


11 posted on 08/14/2011 6:06:36 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Billthedrill

Haha, watch out for snakes. I’ve got a story about a man, a flower bed whizzz and a snakebite.


12 posted on 08/14/2011 6:08:13 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: Pollster1
"I water my garden with beer. I drink it first. It’s earth-friendly."

I'd like to water every Obama sticker I see. ;-)

13 posted on 08/14/2011 6:08:17 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: REDWOOD99

LOL!


14 posted on 08/14/2011 6:17:17 PM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Not sure if this qualifies as a “household” use, but back in the 60’s when I was in college...lots of girls I knew used to wash their hair in beer...it was supposedly healthy for the hair. Is thta still done?


15 posted on 08/14/2011 6:22:01 PM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO! But he should WALK 3 miles every day..)
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To: Pollster1
"If you notice that the lawn is green over Teddy Kennedy's grave . . . "

Hopefully I'll live long enough to make the Grand Tour; Carter, Reid, Pelosi, Teddy, Rostenkowski, LBJ, FDR, etc.

16 posted on 08/14/2011 6:37:38 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: PROCON
14 uses for beer? Hmmmmm...let's see...

1) drink it
2) drink it
3) drink it
4) drink it
5) drink it
6) drink it
7) drink it
8) drink it
9) drink it
10) drink it
11) drink it
12) drink it
13) drink it
14) drink it

Urp!

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

17 posted on 08/14/2011 6:45:12 PM PDT by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? http://www.bigdawgmusicmafia.com)
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To: JoeProBono

I don’t recommend the beer trap method. Yes,,,they do drown,, but they’re gonna keep you up all damn night first with the loud talking and singing.


18 posted on 08/14/2011 6:50:10 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: McLynnan
"Well...the doctor says you're gonna die"
19 posted on 08/14/2011 6:57:29 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: DesertRhino; JoeProBono
I don’t recommend the beer trap method. Yes,,,they do drown,, but they’re gonna keep you up all damn night first with the loud talking and singing.

..and the fighting...once they get drunk its a real slug-fest!

20 posted on 08/14/2011 6:59:44 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: Billthedrill

“I water my garden with beer. I drink it first. It’s earth-friendly.”

Proof that you cannot own beer. you can only rent it. LOL!!


21 posted on 08/14/2011 7:09:59 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: PROCON

Finally, a real purpose for light beer.


22 posted on 08/14/2011 7:22:24 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: PROCON

Using beer for anything other than a beverage IS ALCOHOL ABUSE!


23 posted on 08/14/2011 8:51:04 PM PDT by Boiling point (Cain / Palin 2012)
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To: JoeProBono

What kind of alien slugs are those?


24 posted on 08/14/2011 8:51:15 PM PDT by WePledge (Ich werde fur immer ein Hollenhund werden. Semper Fidelis)
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To: PROCON

My mom went to grad school in Madison, Wisconsin, this was in the late 1940s. She told me they did EVERYTHING with beer. She said the gals set their hair with it, they used it to clean tables, it sounded like they were pretty much swimming in beer at all times.

Sigh, why did Mom have all the fun?


25 posted on 08/14/2011 10:10:11 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: max americana
Other than turning ugly women into Victoria Secret models, there’s more?


26 posted on 08/15/2011 6:45:03 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Venturer

Its also good for boiling hot dogs and making chili!


27 posted on 08/15/2011 6:53:14 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: PROCON

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy"

-- Benjamin Franklin

28 posted on 08/15/2011 6:58:59 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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