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Step 3: Beer Conditioner & Foot Soak
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9 Unusual Uses for Beer by wilgubeast

Beer shampoo. Beer lotion. Beer soap. Beer masks. There are a ton of body care products based on beer. But it's not beer itself that makes the difference. Rather, it is the brewer's yeast that contains all the antioxidants and riboflavin, pantothenic acid, biotin, and vitamin B12 that benefit your hair and skin. The hops have an astringent effect, and the acidity can tighten up cuticles to give your hair some extra shine.

Though marinating your steaks with beer is not advised due to its alcohol content, marinating your body with beer is fine. Your skin is a bit better-protected than your muscles (kind of the point, as I understand it), and the alcohol content of the beer isn't high enough to noticeably dry out your skin.

Here's the real problem: you've really got to soak in the stuff to get any of these benefits. Beer on its own is pretty runny (it's a liquid!), but adding some kind of oil and a thickener should keep the suds on your head long enough to benefit from its beautifying properties.

For hair:

. 1 egg white
. 1 cup beer
. 1 tsp. coconut oil

Whisk the yolk to a froth, add the oil and whisk some more, then mix in the beer until you've got a smooth mixture. Apply to hair and scalp, wait 2-5 minutes, and then rinse it out.

Beer pedicure:

Fill a basin with warm water up to your ankles, then add a half bottle of your favorite beer and stir. Soak your feet for about 10 to 15 minutes. When you remove your feet from the mixture, towel off and lotion up. Then clip, snip, file, and paint.

Step 4: Substitute beer for water when preparing rice
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Beers, particularly inexpensive American lagers, make for an interesting water substitute when preparing steamed dishes. The beer provides a nutty flavor without being boozy, and you can experiment with anything that isn't too hoppy to modify your rice flavor a bit.

For more information about rice preparation than you ever thought you'd need, check out this project by AttilaTheHungry.

Step 5: Convert beer cans to aluminum shingles
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This might not be the most cost-effective means of shingling a roof, but it sure worked for robbtoberfest's chicken coop.

With some common household tools to turn the cylinders into flat shapes and to make a jig to form the aluminum sheets into shingles, you too can put shingles on a roof.

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