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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: 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: Oxygenate aerate home-brewed wort for beer

This how-to video demonstrates a very simple way to aerate your wort after the boil. This method is less expensive then buying an oxygen tank, at the start yeast likes an aerated environment to begin the aerobic process of fermentation. Add oxygen to your wort to reduce the lag time for the yeast to condition themselves to your carboy. Watch this video home-brewing tutorial and learn how to oxygenate and aerate home-brewed wort for beer-making.

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: 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: Hack a soda can beer sleeve

Chris of HackCollege shows off how to get away with some stealthy drinking in public. Whether you're using it for some extra security in your dorm room or to down one at a tailgate, this little hack should come in handy. Watch this how-to video and learn to hack a soda can beer sleeve.

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: Make beer in your own garage

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.

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: 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: 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: 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.

How To: Home brew porter beer

In this series of instructional videos on brewing beer you'll learn how to home brew your own porter beer. Award winning expert brewer Mark Emiley shows you the beer brewing process in easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, from choosing malt, hops and yeast to bottling your batch of homebrew.

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: Brew your own beer at home

Did you know that you can brew delicious beer in your own home? Don't let bar tabs get you down. Watch these videos to learn how to brew beer in the comfort of your own kitchen. It's a simple process and you'll definitely enjoy the results!

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: Serve beer in the appropriate glassware

It's not just the difference between a half pint and full pint glass. Just like wines and cocktails, the glasses you choose to serve your beer in will affect how it is received. Make sure you pick the best glassware to truly show off your favorite beer or home brew. Serve beer in the appropriate glassware.

How To: Open a Bottle of Beer Using a Sheet of Paper

Got a couple of buddies coming over for the big game and not a beer opener in sight? Not a problem. All you need, quite miraculously, is a sheet of plain 8 1/2 X 11 paper. With a few folds, you can turn that wobbly printer paper into a sturdy hard edge that easily opens any beer bottle.

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.

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.

HowTo: Make Beer Popsicles

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.

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: