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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: 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.

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: 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: 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: Home brew beer

The step by step process that can be used to brew malt extract recipe beer is demonstrated in this how-to video. This is a great video to watch if you're brewing for the first time, or want to know more about how to home brew. Teach everyone what makes a good craft beer! Watch this video home-brewing tutorial and learn how to make your own homemade beer.

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!

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.

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: 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: 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.

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: 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: 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: Identify off flavors in beer

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...

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: 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 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: 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: Start yeast for brewing homemade beer

This is a demonstration of how to make a yeast starter using a flask and stir plate. According to discussions on the forum at northern brewer dot com you can use an air lock without a stir plate but when you DO use a stir plate you should use foil or a dense foam stopper instead.

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: 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: 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: Drink a beer at the proper temperature

Follow Greg as he gives a simple tip 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, he teaches what temperature to drink beer at. Watch and learn how to drink beer at a good temperature to fully taste the flavors.

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.

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: Bottle and cap your home brewed beer

Once you have gottebn your brewed beer into the bottling bucket it is time for the final step--bottling your home brewed beer! This instructional video teaches you how to transfer your home brewed beer into bottles, putting emphasis on proper sanitation. After you have filled all of your bottles with beer it is ready to cap them! You have to wait two weeks after your bottles have been capped to let the fermentation finish but then you can enjoy your batch of home made beer! Yum!

How To: Start brewing your very own homemade beer

Brewing homemade beer is cheap, fun and has never been easier than with this instructional video! This tutorial takes you step by step on how to start brewing your very own batch of beer. Taking you through the initial fermentation process, the tutorial teaches how to use your initial selection of malt and grains to instill a delicious and unique flavor in your homemade beer. With this method you control the level of hops, barley, and malt--there are no limits to how you can customize your ow...