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Five beer hacks to help you through Dry January

As we approach the halfway point of Dry January, the temptation to sneak in a crafty pint might be getting too much for some. To help keep people on track, we are sharing our top five things to do with beer…besides drinking it!

Little Valley Brewery

  1. Shampoo

It might sound odd, but shampooing with beer can help add shine and lustre to your hair. To avoid smelling like an old beer mat, you’ll need to boil a cup of beer and mix it with your favourite shampoo before using.

  1. Loosen rusty bolts

Whilst everyone’s go to solution for a rusty bolt might be a good old dose of WD40, the carbonation in beer can help to break down the rust and loosen the bolt. Just pour some on and give it a few minutes before trying to unscrew and/or swearing at it profusely.

  1. Polish pots

There used to be a time when the last remaining bits of beer in the keg would be collected and used to polish copper vats in breweries. Because of the acidity in the beer you can just pour some on, leave it for a while and wipe clean to add a nice shine to copper.

  1. Clear up brown patches in the lawn

Constantly getting judgemental looks from the neighbours because of your patchy lawn? Chuck some beer on it. The fermented sugars in beer stimulate plant growth and kill fungi, so you’ll be able to look out smugly onto your perfect lawn in no time.

  1. Give yourself a pedicure

The yeast in beer softens tough skin on the soles of the feet and the alcohol acts as a natural antiseptic. Just add half a bottle of beer to a bowl of warm water and soak your feet for an hour or so.

Will you be giving any of these tips a go?


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