#AlcoholFreeSA: Here's a list if alternative uses for beer

283 days ago


After several accounts of over-indulging witnessed on social media, Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi decided to address the issue of alcohol in SA with his #AlcoholFreeSA campaign.

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“If you care about our nation, alcohol must be stopped in its tracks. We can’t allow this to continue unabated. Defenders of alcohol, please accept that this drug is ravaging our nation. It must be stopped. It strips the dignity of our people. #AlcoholFreeSA”

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC

The #FreshOn947 team shed some light on the situation and shared some of their thoughts on the matter. The issue was not about the consumption of alcohol, but rather the excessive misuse of alcohol.

Alcohol abuse is out of control in SA. I'm saying this from someone who is a drinker and we do take it overboard. It starts being abused at a very early age in our country. The most heartbreaking thing is seeing teenagers abusing alcohol.

Mantsoe Pout, #FreshOn947 co-host

This got the team thinking about the alternative uses of Beer, should you have some lying around and you're looking to adopt and alcohol-free lifestyle.

Here's a list if alternative uses for beer:


The beer yeast helps with skin elasticity and acne, thus slowing down the production of sebum and killing pimple-causing bacteria.

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Putting out a fire

A can or bottle of beer can serve as an alternative should you not have access to a fire extinguisher. Shake and spray...

Marinating your meat

Beer works as an amazing meat tenderiser.

Polishing your pots

Beer's acidity helps clean pots by pouring some on the pot, letting it sit for a while, and then cleaning it off.

Remedy for dull hair

Dump a can of beer into a small saucepan and boil it to a medium heat. Let it reduce until there's a quarter cup left - this removes the alcohol is known to dry out your hair. Let it cool down and then mix it with a cup of your favourite shampoo. Find out more!

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Clearing brown spots on your lawn

Spray either home brew or rolling rock on those annoying brown spots and your lawn will turn green again.

Catching mice

Set a few small balls of beer with a small ramp leading up to the lip. The mice will attracted to the smell, hop in, drink their fill, and not be able to climb back out.

This one got a bit silly

Unless it's a rat from Alex. The rat will drink the beer and play amapiano🤣

DJ Fresh, #FreshOn947

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A cure for insomnia

The Hops used to brew beer can be sewn into pillows and used as a sleep aid, especially for Colic in babies. Hops is a type of flower, though, so be careful for allergic reactions. Read more on this.

FInd out more alternative uses for beer.

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