A little over a week ago, we featured the Hopsicle, a drunken summer "beer push pop" being served at Diablo Royale Este (a Mexican saloon in NYC's east village). We speculated the HowTo behind it seemed simple enough, but lucky for us Apartment Therapy's The Kitchn have gone ahead and posted full instructions.
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:
Beer can be pretty expensive, especially the good stuff. But, with a small investment and time, you could actually brew your own and make it just to your taste! In this great video series you will learn exactly what the process is to making your very own home brew right in your garage! Everything from the actual brewing all the way down to the fermentation.
Easy step by step guide into making your home brew, the best brew! By introducing oxygen into your wort before you begin fermenting it, you can greatly improve the quality and taste of your beer! Don't forget to leave your keys somewhere you can't reach! Skoal!!!
For those who have a love for taxidermy AND beer, here's just the thing for you. Fancy Scottish brewery BrewDog has just released a 55% ABV “The End of History” beer which will be sold inside roadkill (your choice:a stuffed stoat or gray squirrel).
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...
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!
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!
The owners of Black Diamond Equipment have some unusual and fun ways of celebrating. In this video, you'll learn how to shotgun a beer. It's simpler than it sounds, if you can believe that. All you need is a knife and a can of beer. Dig in, and start chugging away!
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!
Brewing beer in your basement using only one method is no fun. Watch this video to get informed on four different ways to brew beer, so if you don't like one way you have other methods to choose from.
Become a beer farmer and start saving cash on kegs by making everything yourself! This video teaches you how to bottle and cap your beer after you've brewed it.
The best wines will set you back almost as much as a pair of Blahniks on sale, so why not cut expenses and just make your own wine? Watch this beer brewing tutorial to see how to brew hard apple cider which has a wine-like taste.
Due to the dour economy we've all been cutting back on unnecessary expenditures. And unless you're a heavy (or heavily addicted) beer drinker, beer is one of those expenditures that cost a lot for minimal product.
For some people, the beers that are out on the market can be a bit drab and lack on flavor. It can be expensive when it comes to trying new things, so what's the next best option? Make your own of course! In this tutorial, you'll find out how to brew your own stout beer from your home. Good luck and rememeber be smart, not stupid! Enjoy!
In order to make starter years, for home brewing beer, you will need the following ingredients and supplies: water, sanitizer, DME, scissors, refractometer, a magnetic stir bar, aluminum foil, yeast, and a funnel.
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...
In this video, Samuel Merritt from Chow.com shows us how to identify off falvors in beer. These can be very subtle or very noticeable. Look out for a flavors that taste like, movie popcorn, artificial flavors and cooked corn flavors. You also should smell your beer, if it smells like wet cardboard you shouldn't be drinking it. Beer manufacturers don't mean for these things to show through in a beer, but every once in a while you can find any number of these things in a beer. Just make sure to...
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...
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...
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.
Are you a beer connoisseur? Check out this series of five videos that chronicles the homebrewing of an oatmeal stout beer. Within this series, the following topics are touched upon: An introduction to brewing, steeping your specialty grains, and prepping to mix in your malt extract. Skip picking up a six pack of the usual, when you can brew your own beer in the comfort of your own home.
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.
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...
Getting weird looks from the other dudes at the bar? Maybe because you're ordering a sex on the beach like the other women. Spit out that tropical drink or wine spritzer and throw away your stemware. It's time to put some hair on your chest, hoss.
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.
Plan on throwing a keg party? There's only one thing in the world that can make your party the baddest around… Kegbot.
Just like wine, some beer gets better with age. Learn how to properly store and age beer for optimal flavor.
To truly appreciate different beers, you need different kinds of glasses. Check out this guideline before you hoist your next mug.
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Want to impress your friends at a party? Show them your survival skills by opening a beer with a lighter.
If your beer seems too warm, you could always drink it faster! Or, you could keep it cold longer with these tricks.
Beer has so many traits and flavors that you might have to taste a lot of it to see what you like. Oh darn.
There's an art to getting that perfect pour to maximize your beer experience. You Will Need
Can’t eat fire or swallow a sword? Be the life of the party and impress your drunken friends by crushing a beer can on your head.
Nothing beats a cold beer on a hot day. If you store your beer correctly, you won’t be disappointed by a bad brew.
Perfect for washing down the last of the Cinco de Mayo tequila swigs. It's as if the bottle inventor planned it just right. Open a beer... with another beer!
The days of moonshine and bathtub gin may be long gone, but you can still brew up a homemade batch of the freshest beer you'll ever taste.
Over the past year we have amassed quite a plethora of beer opening methods. Everything from a dollar bill to a carabiner can be finagled into a makeshift opener.