Is 10 year old beer good for anything?

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Have a few bottles of Bud and Sam Adams Cream Stout that could even be 12 or 15 years old. They are unrefrigerated. Are they toxic? Can they be used in cooking so as to kill any germs? Other uses?

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Give them to the homeless

Wash your hair with it.

So the homeless wash their hair with beer?

The Bud's always going to have been terrible, but the cream stout will be fine. Serve it chilled in a schooner glass garnished with a raw chicken wing.

Enjoy. Report back.

Take a bath in it.

As long as they remain sealed, they are safe to drink, though the flavor might be compromised somewhat. If they have an off-smell upon opening, or they look cloudy or full of sediment, you should probably just discard them. I don't think beer improves with age, like wine does.

Use them for cooking - drunken meatballs with beer (lot's of recipes, very tasty, make a big batch, freeze leftovers to reheat later), pot roast with beer, beer beef brisket, chicken legs/thighs with beer, beer bratwurst, beer bread, etc. If you have a crock pot/slow cooker, there's lots of beer recipes just for slow cookers. Beer both tenderizes meat, and adds a unique flavor profile. In bread, it contributes to the rise, and the flavor. If you're not an experienced bread baker, you might find a quick bread to be easier than a yeast type. Beer is the liquid in the batter, mix, pour in pan, bake. No kneading, no rise time, easy-peasy.

Beer is also very effective in getting rid of garden snails/slugs. Save some jar lids from products you use (mayo lids would do), or use tuna cans, set the lids out where the slugs/snails hang out, dig a shallow hole to set them into so the rim is level with the ground, pour the beer in. The snails/slugs will drink the beer, fall in and die. Apparently Bud is the most effective and preferred product for this use (snails & slugs especially like Budweiser?). It's the yeast in the beer they like, they will keep drinking it, eventually they fall in the lid/can, and drown. Pick out the dead ones, discard, fill up lid/can with more beer, so the slugs/snails can party hearty and leave your garden plants alone.

This slug prefers unpasteurized Huber Bock.

Larryslug said:   This slug prefers unpasteurized Huber Bock.
  They're thirsty in Atlanta, and there's beer in Texarkana.  

Laxative !!! 

StarPilot said:   Laxative !!! 
  ganda's idea has the same effect.

There used to be some sort of plant and flower guru that said put it in a hose sprayer and spray your lawn with it.
I think his name was Jerry Baker.

Make pancake.

My grand father [born in 1896 in France] always used 1/2 milk & 1/2 beer in the batter.
Beer makes pancakes lighter. 

12-15 years old? Can't say anything about it... But a beer (say any brand) lasts for only 6 months to 2 years maximum. So, it's better to throw those bottles away instead of inviting a food poison to yourself or any homeless.

10 year old beer? I didn't know they made products specifically for 10 year olds.

Throw away.

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