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HowTo: Make a Frozen Solid Ice Beer Caddy

Rob Cockerham had a problem. How do you keep your summer beers ice cold in the sweltering heat - in something more exciting than your typical igloo cooler? After much trial and error, many consumed beers, and (most importantly) an exploration into the art of making molds, Rob did it:

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: Build a kegerator keg refrigerator from a Sanyo 4912

What's a kegerator, you ask? Why a keg and refrigerator built in one. This short instructional video shows how to find the hot line for the compressor in a home-made keferator. Mount the tap by aligning over the hole and screw it down to the plywood underneath. Carbon dioxide lines run out a hole in the back. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to build a kegerator, keg refrigerator, for your beer out of a Sanyo 4912 fridge.

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: 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: 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 Beer Hats

Making your own beer hat is easier than you think – and wearing one makes it a lot easier to clap for the home team. Follow these steps to sport a handmade beer cap at the next big game.

How To: Pour the perfect pint of Guiness

Pouring a Guinness is not like pouring any old beer. Learn how to do it like a real Irishman. You will need Guinness Stout and a 20 ounce tulip pint glass. Did you know? According to Guinness brewmaster Fergal Murray, the perfect Guinness pour should take 119.5 seconds.

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.

How To: Pour a beer properly

Magnolia Pub & Brewery owner Dave McLean handcrafts beers using carefully sourced ingredients. He also pours a beautiful pint. Employ his simple tips, and you'll get the perfect head every time. Learn to pour beer properly so you can enjoy the aromatics and everything elese a good beer has to offer.

How To: Turn a Pumpkin into a Beer-Dispensing Keg (Perfect for Oktoberfest)

Despite the name, Oktoberfest is in full effect worldwide with its huge festivals and specially brewed beers drawing in brewski lovers of all shapes and sizes. If the festivals are out of reach, maybe you should bring the festival to you before it's too late. By taking advantage of the same watermelon keg idea that everyone knows all to well, you can easily turn a pumpkin into a beer-dispensing fruit.

How To: Make a 10 beer capacity beer bong

This video shows you how to make a 10 beer capacity beer bong.First thing you need to make a beer bong is a valve that opens in the clockwise direction.Screw this valve into the tubing.The valve has threads in it which will give the tubing a nice tight seal.After the tube is tightened on to the valve,take a clamp and put it on the other end of the tubing.Next,take a funnel and put it on the top of the clamp.Using a screw driver tighten the funnel onto the clamp well.Make sure everything is fi...

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: Rack your homemade beer by siphon

This instructional video teaches you how to properly sanitize your tubing equipment while you rack your beer and how to transfer your beer from your fermentation bucket into your bottling bucket. The beer siphoning process allows you to progress from the brewing step to the bottling step and is done after your beer has fermented enough in the fermenting bucket. Siphoning your beer properly is essential to getting your beer from the fermenting bucket to the bottling bucket (and then to the bot...

Get Drunk LOTR Style: How to Make Your Own Medieval Gimli Beer Helmet

Not a sports fan, but still want to get your hands-free drink on? Instructables user DucttapeNinja has just the thing for you—a beer helmet inspired by Gimli from Lord of the Rings. So, now you can double the time between trips to the fridge during your next LOTR marathon. One helmet to intoxicate them all! You'll need a cheap drink helmet (with straws already attached), two matching tankards or steins, some craft foam, and acrylic paint.

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: 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: 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: Home brew an all-grain beer

Beer connoisseurs unite! In this four-part series of videos, watch as an all-grain beer is homebrewed! Learn how to home brew this beer, step by step with this easy guide. Topics gone over within this four-part series include: Doughing in, mashing, batch sparging and fly sparging, water to grain ratio, and skimming hot break.

How To: Build a beer kegerator

Having a problem keeping your beer cold? Ditch the regular fridge and use a kegerator! And don't buy an overpriced piece of junk -- make on yourself, right out of your old fridge. A kegerator is a modified refrigerator that keeps a keg of beer cool while dispensing the beer on tap. You can easily turn a refurbished refrigerator into a personal kegerator.

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: 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: 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: 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: Store beer to retain freshness and flavor

Follow Greg as he gives simple tips on how 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 store a beer. Properly stored beer will retain flavor and freshness longer. Watch and learn how to properly store a beer.

How To: Smell the aroma of a beer

Follow Greg as he gives simple tips to help 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 teaches a simple way to get the best first impression of the smell of beer. Watch and learn how to really savor the aroma of a beer.