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:
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...
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.
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.
This is an easy homebrewers project for carbonating beverages in PET bottles with a CO2 regulator setup. You can get all these parts at an auto parts store. This is a clutch thing to use for making beer or cider. This keeps beer fresh!
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...
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.
You've seen people open beer bottles with a cigarette lighter, but how do you do it? This how to video gives you a close up view of how a beer bottle can be opened with a cigarette lighter. This beer opening trick comes in handy when you don't have anything to open your beer with.
Watch as an expert woodworker demonstrates how to use a wood lathe in this free online video about making a beer tap.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how to make a beer bottle filler. You don't need a beergun or counterpressure bottle filler to send a few bottles of homebrew to your friends.
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.
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.
Make your own beer bong at home. All you need to make this beer accessory for your party is a three straws and of course your favorite beer. Its a great to shotgun a beer in seconds
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.
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 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...
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.
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.
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...
The use of a sparge arm in all grain brewing makes it easier to "wash" the grains of their sugars. Watch this how to video to learn how to use one.
Shiloh Branigan from Amarillo Brewing Supply brings you another how to brew instructional with her complete step-by-step All Grain brewday.
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.
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.
Ok, so the BottomsUp beer dispenser isn't magic. Special cups (to seal the hole) + rising magnets, and voilà: Previously, Bottoms Up! Gravity-Defying Beer Machine.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
To truly appreciate different beers, you need different kinds of glasses. Check out this guideline before you hoist your next mug.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.