Soak in it Beer is an excellent skin conditioner. Next time you want to have a long soak in the bath, tip in a good can of dark beer before you hop in and just soak in it! Soothe an Upset Tummy If you have an upset stomach, slowly sipping a can of beer can help to settle it down - and the alcohol has an anesthetic effect which helps to alleviate the pain. As most of us will know, this is also a very effective hangover cure! Just be sure not to use this trick if you have an ulcer or gastritis. Polish Your Furniture Beer is a good wood furniture polish. Let a can of beer go completely stale and flat then pour a little onto a polishing cloth. Buff your wood furniture and follow up with a final dry buff. Marinate Meat Beer makes an excellent marinade. It really doesn’t matter what meat you are preparing - it will benefit almost all types from a few hours (the longer the better) in a marinade of beer. 6 Naturally Remove Slugs Slugs are a terrible pest in a garden - particularly if you are growing veggies. Instead of using chemicals on your veggies, bury a small saucer up to its lip in the garden and put fresh beer in it each day. The slugs will be attracted to the smell, get drunk and drown. Fertilize Your Garden The yeast and other extracts in a can of beer are very good for plants. If you end up with a pile of left-over half-drunk cans or bottles of beer, tip them out onto the garden. . Deter Bees Bees and wasps are attracted to beer - so instead of spending a fortune on citronella oils or candles, try putting a few open beer cans around the yard at your next BBQ. Put the cans away from where people will be sitting or standing. Wash Your Hair Beer “shampoo” can add luster and body to dull limp hair. It is also a much more natural alternative to s tore-bought shampoos which contain a lot of chemicals. Just mix one can of beer with a raw egg and use it as you would use a normal shampoo. Just keep in mind that the shampoo will go off if you don’t use it within a couple of days. This is probably best as a once-a-month special treatment. You can also use beer on its own as a conditioner - rinse your hair with it, let it dry off, then rinse it off. BBQ a Chicken This has to be one of the easiest recipes around. You simply take a half full opened can of beer, stand a chicken on it, rub a little olive oil over the chicken, salt and pepper, and throw it on the barbeque The beer can is inserted in the neck area and stood upright. While the chicken cooks, the beer heats up and subtly flavors the meat. You end up with a tasty and surprisingly moist chicken. Cook the chicken with the BBQ lid on for approximately 1 1/4 hours or until the internal temperature registers 165 degrees F in the breast area and 180 degrees F in the thigh (or the juices run clear if you pierce it with a knife). :beer::beer::beer: Have a Great Weekend!