a few other things you can do with beer
(this post is dedicated to the diehard drinkers)
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Beer to replace water...
Lets start at the very beginning.
I decided that for my birthday this year I would replace water with beer. So I made preparations.. Made sure I had a shower the night before (as I didn't want to shower in beer) and bought the required tools (beer) and didn't drink the night before (so I couldn't go "I can't be arsed, I'm hungover")
Weapon of choice: Carling
Experiment I: Brushing teeth
I must admit it was a weird experience getting up at 7am and cracking a can of beer open. I've had beer from 7AM at the other end after staying up all night, but not from this end when I'm off to work in an hour and a half.
So I poured beer on my toothbrush
and started brushing... To be honest it didn't make much difference, the minty flavour of the toothpaste was powerful enough to remove any flavour of beer and there we go.
However, there is one more thing you do with water when brushing your teeth. Yep.. rinse your mouth out, so up with the carling it was..
To be honest I was expecting to want to gip one hell of a lot more than I did. I in fact didn't gip at all.
Verdict: You can indeed brush your teeth with beer without wanting to be sick. I'm sure it's not great for your breath though.
Experiment II: Vitamin drink
Every morning I wake up and have a vitamin drink. It works a lot better than coffee for me and I'm ready to start the day. Under normal circumstances this would involve dropping an effervescent orange flavoured pill into a glass of water to create a fairly pleasing orange drink. But today I am not allowed water, so it's carling.
After I put the pill in chemistry started to do it's work and I ended up with a glass of mostly head, but I said I was going to do it so I drank it anyway
Urgh! It was nasty. The foam was OK, it had an orange tinge to it and wasn't horrible at all but when I got down to the 1" of beer.. Oh god.. it was something else.. Agh! Especially as half of the pill hadn't dissolved and I had to crunch it down while drinking the vile mess...
Verdict: Do not try this at home!!
So I went to work, as you do and refused all coffees etc. By some bizzarre twist of fate I started to get a super-uber cold which meant I had to go home early. It was a good job as I was dying for a cup of coffee.[b]
Experiment III: Coffee
So I filled the kettle up as normal except with a can of carling..
Then I proceeded to boil the kettle. Of course the thing is that I've never attepted to boil lager before so my first attempt was... shall we say a little shoddy..
But you can't be an expert at everything, so I learned the procedure, wait.... watch it rise... OFF! Until you were confident that the kettle was boiled...
Now it's time for coffee