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How To: Open a bottle of beer using another beer

Chances are you're not always going to have a beer bottle opener in your house. For times when you have a huge party waiting to get their social lubrication on, make use of what's lying around the house. Check out this tip video to learn how to open a bottle of beer using something you'll definitely have around - another beer.

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!

How To: Brew a homemade Irish red ale beer

This is a video tutorial on how to homebrew your own Irish Red Ale beer. You will need Northern Brewer hops, Tettnang for aroma, Irish moss, cinnamon, malt, grains, and a mash tun. Watch this video home-brewing tutorial and learn how to brew an Irish red ale beer.

How To: Home brew all grain beer with the batch sparge method

This how-to video is a dorky but functional guide to easy all grain homemade beer brewing. Extract brewers, you can do it too! The Denny Conn method of batch sparging is demonstrated step-by-step in this video. Follow along with the home-brewing video series and learn how to make all grain beer using the batch sparge method.

How To: Make mash

Watch this instructional video to learn how to make mash. At the right temperature, grain and water make the perfect food for yeast. This step is very important for the taste of the beer.

News: The Science Behind a Good Beer Head

Beer foam is a wonderful thing. It's what makes the scent of barley and hops waft up into your nostrils and starts your guzzling experience off right. Unless you think of foam as just wasted space that could have been more beer. To each his own.

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: Home Brew Like the Commander-in-Chief: How to Make President Obama's White House Honey Ale and Porter

There's a lot of firsts that President Barack Obama can claim, like being the first POTUS from Hawaii, the first to publicly support same-sex marriage, and of course, the first African American to hold office. One of his coolest firsts, though, is that he's the first American president to ever brew his own beer in the White House. And thanks to a Redditor who filed a Freedom of Information Act request, two recipes have been released so that home brewers everywhere can give them a try.

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: Convert a keg into a kettle for homebrewing beer

Instead of purchasing a kettle for homemade beer brewing, learn how to convert a keg for this purpose by watching this instructional video series. Turn your home into a microbrewery. Watch the simple conversion process and make a beer-brewing kettle out of a keg in no time.

News: 1000+ Ways to Open a Beer Bottle

Here it is, the first 15 methods courtesy of WonderHowTo, plus 1001 and counting from Stefan Lampert's blog solely dedicated to the subject. Stefan's blog is in German, so English speakers should click on Google Translator in the upper left corner.

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: Open a bottle using a CD or DVD

Have you ever seen someone open a champagne bottle with a sword? It's pretty impressive. If you're more of a beer-and-CD person than a champagne-saber person, you can do something almost equally impressive and very similar in technique by opening a beer bottle with a CD or DVD, and this video will show you how to do it.

How To: Open a bottle of beer using a pen

Chances are you're not always going to have a beer bottle opener in your house. For times when you have a huge party waiting to get their social lubrication on, make use of what's lying around the house. Check out this tip video to learn how to open a bottle of beer using a pen.

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: Use a beer bong

Do you go to the kinds of parties where people whip out beer bongs and drink like idiots? Well, maybe you want to drink like a jackass too. Watch this video boozing tutorial and learn how to use a beer bong. You'll get wasted in no time.

How To: Rack your homemade beer into a secondary fermenter

After your homemade beer has finished its brewing in the first fermenter you may want to transfer to a second fermenter. The second fermenter will precipitate some of the solids in your beer and will improve the clarity of the beer. Also, if you are not going to bottle it for a while, transfering your beer to a secondary fermenter will protect your beer from getting off flavors as the yeast begins to die. The process of racking your beer into a secondary fermenter is made simple in this step ...

How To: Make the Maldonado beer cocktail

Another beer cocktail recipe! For this delicious Mexican cocktail, you will need: 1 ounce Milagro Blanco tequila, 1/2 ounce agave nectar, 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice, Negra Modelo dark ale, a dash of Tabasco sauce and a lime wedge to garnish. Make the Maldonado beer cocktail.

How To: Mix a Chelada beer cocktail

There is no one true way to mix a Chelada, but anything that approximates a Bloody Mary with beer is the way to make it. Some keep it as simple as beer and Clamato, but the recipe in this how-to video is tastier. You will need dashes of Tabasco, Chipotle, and Worcestershire sauce to taste, V8 tomato juice, and beer. Watch this video beverage-making tutorial and learn how to mix a Chelada Bloody Mary-esque beer cocktail.

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: Check if your homemade beer is ready to be bottled

This instructional video explains how to check for specific gravity in your home brewed batch of beer to see whether or not it is ready to bottle. By placing a sample of your home-brewed beer in a test vial and using a hydrometer, you can check to make sure that your beer is not over-carbonated and is in fact ready to be bottled. Ensuring that your beer is at the proper stage for bottling is vital--too much carbonation could mean that your beer bottles explode!

How To: Make convertible jockey box to keep your beer cold

In this how-to video, KipKay shows you how to create an awesome convertible jockey box. It's perfect for keeping your beer cool and cold, perfect for a hot and sunny summer day. Get the directions here and just follow along with Kipkay. Once you get your equipment in place, you'll be having your own little beer cooler in no time at all!

How To: Open a Beer with Your Forearm

If you can't always crack open a cold one with the usual twisting motion, you might want to try it like shown in this instructional video. It keeps your t-shirts intact, and saves the humiliation of asking for a bottle opener for that twist-off cap. Follow along with this how-to video to learn how to open a beer bottle with your forearm.

How To: Build a beer bong

Beer bongs are simple to make, and it's not difficult to make them even more user friendly. You will need a funnel, a valve, a tube, and clamps. Watch this video bartending tutorial and learn how to make a beer bong.

How To: Make a three way beer bong

Ever get that lonely feeling while drinking from a beer bong, like you're in this magical moment and there's no one else there to share it with you? It's the greatest tragedy of the beer bong, until now. The three way beer bong allows up to three people to drink the sweet beer-y nectar of the gods at the same time. Beautiful. Watch this enlightening video and learn how to build a three way beer bong.

How To: Make and take a hit from a beer bong

This really misguided school project had the side effect of turning into something educational for you at least. If you're reading this description, you're maybe a little intimidated by the potency of a beer bong. Fear not, gentle reader, these young Fleetwood Mac loving gentlemen show you how not only how to build your own beer bong, but how to take a hit from one. Enjoy.

How To: Open a beer bottle with a lighter

Follow Greg as he gives simple tips to enjoy beer more. Just because you're Christian doesn't mean you can't enjoy a beer, just do it the way God intended! In this video tutorial, Greg shows how to open a beer with a lighter. Watch and learn how to get the bottle cap without using an opener, but just using a lighter.