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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: 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 ...

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: Open a Beer Bottle with a Rock Climbing Carabiner

This beer how-to video is important on the off chance that you have a beer to open but a bottle opener is not around and a carabiner is. Daniel Duane opens a bottle of beer with a piece of rock-climbing equipment. Follow along and learn how easy it is to open a beer bottle with an makeshift beer bottle opener.

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: Mix a Chelada beer cocktail

There is no one true way to mix a Chelada, but anything that approximates a Bloody Mary with beer is the way to make it. Some keep it as simple as beer and Clamato, but the recipe in this how-to video is tastier. You will need dashes of Tabasco, Chipotle, and Worcestershire sauce to taste, V8 tomato juice, and beer. Watch this video beverage-making tutorial and learn how to mix a Chelada Bloody Mary-esque beer cocktail.

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: Open a bottle of beer using a pen

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 a pen.

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: 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: 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...

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.

How To: Brew homemade all grain beer

This series on all grain beer brewing teaches everything needed to know to make homemade beer. Brew different varieties of beers following these recipes and instructions. Learn how to make a home into a micro brewery and enjoy fresh beer whenever!

How To: Open your bottle of beer with a piece of paper

Any idiot can open a beer with a lighter. The beer is European, no sissy twist cap. Here's an easy two-step video manual on how to open a bottle with a piece of paper. Watch and make easy money betting with you friends who thinks you can't. Or just enjoy drinking a beer when you can't find a bottle opener and only have this how-to video to help you.

How To: Home brew dark lager

In this video series, our expert Mark Emily will show you how to brew your own black lager, he will tell you about hops and malts, yeast, and Irish moss. Mr. Emily will also teach you about brewing equipment, different styles of beers, recipes, and ingredients, and equipment cleaners.

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: 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: Home Brew Like the Commander-in-Chief: How to Make President Obama's White House Honey Ale and Porter

There's a lot of firsts that President Barack Obama can claim, like being the first POTUS from Hawaii, the first to publicly support same-sex marriage, and of course, the first African American to hold office. One of his coolest firsts, though, is that he's the first American president to ever brew his own beer in the White House. And thanks to a Redditor who filed a Freedom of Information Act request, two recipes have been released so that home brewers everywhere can give them a try.

How To: Infuse a beer with lime flavor

Mexican beers go great with lime. This simple trick shows how to add a lime twist to a bottle of beer. Follow along with beer connoisseur Greg as he shows you how to infuse the taste of lime into that beer. Just because you're Christian doesn't mean you can't enjoy a beer, just do it the way God intended!

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.

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.

How To: Make beer cooling ice cups

Here is a great idea for parties. This beer how-to video shows you how to create beer cooling ice cups with plastic cups. To keep your beer cold and make these ice cups you will need: plastic cups, water, and a heavy glass.