It’s thirsty Thursday and here is a funtastic article…How to make a pumpkin keg.
Since this is a tutorial, this post is going to be light on words and laden with photos. Besides, I figured I would give you guys a break from hearing me ramble on for once.
Have you guys seen a pumpkin keg before? If not, super sweet! I am stoked to be introducing you to a fabulous fall entertaining idea. If you have, well, one can never see, drink, or provide enough beer!
Anyways, making a pumpkin keg is easy as pumpkin pie. All you need is a sharp knife, a tap, beer, and about 15 minutes of your time. Utilizing a pumpkin as a keg and filling it with beer adds a touch of pumpkin flavor to your favorite brew. Plus, it’s a great conversation piece and it is festively fun!
These DIY kegs are a perfect addition to any fall gathering, shindig or holiday party – Halloween, tailgate, or even Christmas. Simply stencil whatever floats your boat onto the front of the pumpkin or leave it plain. Then tap the pumpkin, add your beer and viola – pour yourself a cold, pumpkin flavored, one.
Enough chit chat, let’s craft a pumpkin keg.
You Will Need: Pumpkin, Tap, Beer, Mugs. (Not Pictured: Knife)
Use a sharp, serrated knife to cut about 1/2” off the top of the pumpkin to create a lid.
Scoop and clean out all the innards and seeds. Either discard or set aside to roast and eat.
Use a coring tool or knife to make a hole 2-3” above the bottom of the pumpkin.
*Be sure to make the hole the same size as tap to prevent leaking*
Insert tap through the hole in pumpkin. Secure and tighten locking nut on the inside.
Add your beer of choice.
*Make sure tap is in vertical position!*
Replace lid. Pull handle forward to dispense beer and enjoy!
*Pumpkin Keg stands not recommended! ????
Beers that pair well with pumpkin:
Until next time, Cheers friends – to pumpkin flavored everything! *Clink Clink*
- Serrated Knife
- Use a sharp, serrated knife to cut about ½'' off the top of the pumpkin to create a lid.
- Scoop and clean out all the innards and the seeds. Either discard or set aside to roast later.
- Use a coring tool or knife to make a hole 2-3'' above the bottom of the pumpkin. Be sure to make the hole the same size as tap to prevent leaking.
- Insert tap through the hole in pumpkin. Secure and tighten locking nut on the inside.
- Add your beer of choice, making sure tap is in vertical position.
- Replace lid. Pull handle forward to dispense beer and enjoy!