Hot Beer How-Tos

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: Pour a perfect Irish Guinness & top it with a shamrock

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!

How To: Brew your own stout beer at home

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!

How To: Unstick your beer coaster

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...

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: Build a beer kegerator

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.

How To: Drink like a man

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.

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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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.