News: This May Be the Most Meticulous Home-Brewing System Ever Built

You can brew your own beer on the stove, in a keg, or even inside a pumpkin, but those all look boring next to The Wobbly Boot Pico Brewery, the most sophisticated home-brewing system you'll ever see. Built by Ben_B, an engineer at National Instruments, the brewery sits on a steel frame with two incredibly shiny kegs. There's an LCD touch-panel PC, and Ben even made his own app to make it fully automated. The app lets him save recipes and also monitors the temperature of the beer. It keeps tr...

How To: Make a yeast starter for homemade beer

This how-to video provides step by step instructions for making a yeast starter for home-brewing beer. A yeast starter assures a healthy and viable yeast population prior to pitching and also gives a larger yeast population to reduce lag-time in brewing. Watch this video homebrew tutorial and learn how to make a yeast starter beer at home.

How To: Open a glass bottle with your lighter

This video shows us how to open a glass bottle with your lighter. To open a bottle using a lighter: Hold around the top of the bottle using your left hand. The key is that the index finger must be around the top of the bottle. Hold the lighter with your right hand and place the blunt end of the lighter solidly between your lowest knuckle and the edge of the bottle cap. Hold the lighter perpendicular to the bottle. Tuck the lighter so that the edge is under the teeth of the bottle cap. Squeeze...

How To: Shotgun a beer using just your thumb

Impress you drinking buddies with this shotgun beer trick. This trick simply requires your favorite brand of beer and your thumb. Watch and learn how to punch your thumb through a full and sealed can of beer. You'll never need a pen or knife again to shot gun a beer!

How To: Serve the perfect Stella Artois beer

Are you looking for a nice, tasty beer? Stella Artois is a global lager first brewed in Leuven, Belgium in 1926. It is one of the world's best-selling beers and is enjoyed in more than 80 countries. Its full, characteristic flavor and high quality is assured through a superior brewing process and by using the finest ingredients available. In this video clip, learn how to serve the perfect Stella Artois Beer.

How To: Open a beer bottle with BIC lighter

This beer how-to video demonstrates how to open a non-twistoff beer bottle with nothing but a BIC lighter. Watch and learn how simple it is to open beer bottles with a BIC lighter and a little leverage. This beer trick comes in handy when you don't have anything to open bottles with.

How To: Chill Your Beer Instantly Using Compressed Air

Everyone has one of those friends that just can't make good judgement calls. All of my friends happen to be like that, except for me, of course (I'm perfect). So that's why I'm never surprised when they bring back a 24-pack of warm beers, after explicitly being told to make sure to get cold ones.

How To: Shotgun a can of beer using your teeth

This how to video demonstrates how to shotgun a beer! How is this different from all the other beer shotguning videos you ask. Well in this particular demonstrations you will see how to open a hole in any beer can with your teeth.

News: HI-YA! DIY Karate Chop Bottle Opener

There are many ways to open a bottle, but you have to admire the simplicity and karate-esque action required in Instructable member Carleyy's scrap wood method. Don't be deterred by the use of power tools in the video below. All you really need is a piece of scrap wood, one nut, and one bolt.

How To: Brew beer at home using common household items

There is nothing tastier on a hot summer's day than an ice cold beer. Heck, there is nothing tastier on ANY day. If you would like to learn how to make a delicious batch of the good stuff right at home, check out this clip. Carl and Kevin will show you how to make fresh, delicious brewskis using only a few ingredients and other household items. This is a great, cheap way to liven up any party. This tutorial has five parts, so make sure to check them all out and start brewing!

How To: Pour a perfect Irish Guinness & top it with a shamrock

Guinness is a fantastic beer straight out of Ireland and not one that is to be enjoyed quickly. You are meant to slowly pour and slowly savor this tasty stout. In this tutorial, learn how to pour a perfect Guinness from the tap and top it with a shamrock - just like in Ireland! Any Guinness fan knows, that pint is worth the wait, so give it a try!

How To: Use science to keep your beer cold at the beach

Nothing ruins beer like hot sunshine, but nothing makes a summer beach trip better than drinking an ice cold beer. You don't need to bring a fridge for keeping your alcohol cold - just use science! Pack a cooler with ice and rock salt to keep your favorite beverage perfectly chilled for your next picnic.

How To: Shotgun a beer

Like beer, but disappointed you can’t drink faster? Use the awesome power of atmospheric pressure to slam down that brewski in less time than it takes to regret it!

How To: Get Drunk Fast

Sick of pounding beer and shots to get drunk faster? Here's a sure-fire way to get drunk faster, be forewarned, this involves using your anus. If you can't view the video below, you can check out this MANswer over on Spike.

How To: Make an indoor 3 story beer bong

In this episode of "Pimp My Crib - Campus Cribs" we will be examining how to give your 'Pad' a nice little touch up that everyone can enjoy, a lot. We will be making a 3 story tall beer bong. You will need the following items: A piece of string, about 20 feet of tube, a funnel, two clamps, a stopping valve, and a heat source. The first step, will be to measure your laundry shoot or other source, with a piece of string, to know how much tubing you need (usually about 20 feet). Attach the funne...

How To: Tap a keg with various pumpers

In this tutorial, we learn how to tap a keg with various pumpers. There are around 5 different types of pumps you can use. Make sure your pump matches the keg that you have, to make your beer come out easiest. Also, make sure your keg is completely full when you purchase it, so the beer comes out easier. There are many different types of kegs, but no matter what type you have, place it inside of a large plastic bin with ice to keep the bottom as cold as possible. To use the pump, set it insid...

How To: Open a Beer Bottle with a Rock Climbing Carabiner

This beer how-to video is important on the off chance that you have a beer to open but a bottle opener is not around and a carabiner is. Daniel Duane opens a bottle of beer with a piece of rock-climbing equipment. Follow along and learn how easy it is to open a beer bottle with an makeshift beer bottle opener.

How To: Shotgun a beer can & get drunk quick

This is a College 101 course as a "How To" guide for college freshmen. This is the tutorial on shotgunning beers. Find out this classic frat boy trick of shotgun. To shotgun is to stab a can with a key and then cracking open the top so that the beer pours quickly down your throat.

How To: Pour a Black and Tan beer with Bass and Guinness

This video tutorial will show you how to pour a Black and Tan beer with Bass and Guinness. If you don't know what a Black & Tan is, a Black & Tan is a beer made by the coupling of a pale ale (or bitter, or mild) with a dark beer such as a stout or porter. Keep in mind, there is no one, official, Black and Tan.

How To: Unstick your beer coaster

This tutorial is for those people who enjoy going to a pub or bar for a beer. While sipping a beer at the table, you tend to put the beer glass on the table. However when you try to lift the beer glass, the beer coaster gets attached underneath your glass. This can be really annoying. You can take some salt from the salt jar on the table. Now you have to sprinkle the salt on to the beer coaster. Sprinkle as much so the coaster surface is totally covered. Now you can put your glass over this c...

How To: Infuse a beer with lime flavor

Mexican beers go great with lime. This simple trick shows how to add a lime twist to a bottle of beer. Follow along with beer connoisseur Greg as he shows you how to infuse the taste of lime into that beer. Just because you're Christian doesn't mean you can't enjoy a beer, just do it the way God intended!

How To: Mix a Michelada drink, aka the Spicy Beer cocktail

Although it's a loosely defining term, the Michelada (or cerveza prepared) is a wonderful mix of beer, lime juice, hot sauce, and soy sauce. You would never think that these things can actually taste good together, but if that's the train of thought you have, you don't know what you're missing!

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