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Title: 9 uses for beer
Post by: corkybstewart on April 30, 2011, 03:43:44 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ygreen/20110429/sc_ygreen/ninesurprisingusesforbeer;_ylt=AoR54.CWZV9.pxs__5_SB9kXIr0F;_ylu=X3oDMTNlN3Rwa3BpBGFzc2V0A3lncmVlbi8yMDExMDQyOS9uaW5lc3VycHJpc2luZ3VzZXNmb3JiZWVyBGNjb2RlA29mZmcxNGsEY3BvcwM1BHBvcwM1BHNlYwN5bl90b3Bfc3RvcmllcwRzbGsDbmluZXN1cnByaXNp

Short but interesting read.  I'm gonna have to try the fruit fly thing, I know they love my beer because they're always in my faucets.
Title: Re: 9 uses for beer
Post by: narcout on April 30, 2011, 03:52:37 AM
Who has an indoor compost pile?

It does make for an amazing fruit fly trap though. I put an ounce or two in the bottom of a mason jar and covered with a piece of tinfoil that had a couple of small holes poked into it; it took care of the entire fruit fly problem in about 3 days.

Title: Re: 9 uses for beer
Post by: rabid_dingo on April 30, 2011, 07:23:57 AM
I do, it's more of a bucket under the sink, but I know the problem well. My wife thew the old lid
into the dish washer thinking it would be ok. It warped the lid something fierce. Nothing some
weight on top couldn't handle, right?

Nope.

Worst case of fruit flies we've ever had. Bought a new flat lid...pest over. But good to know
what to use next time...
Title: Re: 9 uses for beer
Post by: corkybstewart on April 30, 2011, 03:53:22 PM
I had an indoor compost bucket until this week, now it's on the back porch.  It's just to keep kitchen scraps in until after dinner when I take it to the big compost pile outside.  But the fruit flies have been worse this year than usual so something had to change.
Out by the kegerator I keep a jar to put foam in from my first pour of the day.  Within minutes there are hundred of the little busturds drowning in beer foam, it does my heart good.
Title: Re: 9 uses for beer
Post by: euge on April 30, 2011, 04:04:57 PM
I compost but the bucket has to go out daily. A whiff of rotten moldy onions is enough to encourage this.

Using bottles structurally isn't new.  In fact I'd like to try it.
Title: Re: 9 uses for beer
Post by: Mark G on April 30, 2011, 04:07:04 PM
So next time I spill beer on the carpet, I can tell my wife I'm cleaning old stains. Brilliant article!
Title: Re: 9 uses for beer
Post by: SpanishCastleAle on May 02, 2011, 06:50:17 PM
I wonder if the spent keg dregs would polish the haze off of car headlights?  Imma hafta try it.