How To Make A Watermelon Keg

I know what you’re thinking: “What if I attached a faucet to a watermelon and filled it with spiked watermelon juice so party guests could serve themselves right from the melon?” Well This ladies husband made it a reality. Let me introduce you to The Watermelon KegYou can wow your guests with this very unique idea and send them all on their way to enjoying a very good night.


We followed the Directions of The Instructables  for this one.

What you will need from the Hardware Store

-Hose Bibb, Quarter Turn (that’s the tap)
-Faucet Lock Nuts (those black circles)
-Brass Pipe Nipple 1/2″ (the piece with threads on both ends)
-Coupling 1/2″ (what looks like a hex nut)
-drill bit (optional)

What you will need from the grocery store
-Watermelon (I used a very small melon for this demo, but you’ll need a big one if you want more than two drinks out of it)
-Saran wrap (or similar cling wrap)

What you will need from your kitchen
-paring knife
-ice cream scoop (a spoon could work in a pinch)
-large bowl
-strainer / sieve

And most importantly, what you will need from the liquor store
-vodka or your poison of choice (this is optional, but there’s not much of a point without it, right?)


Use your knife to cut the top off your melon.Try to keep the hole fairly small, but make sure it’s big enough to stick your hand in. Make sure you cut on an angle (like you would if you were carving a pumpkin) so you can use the top as a lid without it falling in.

You can cut a small notch out of the lid to make it easier to refill your melon after your guests inevitably finish off the original contents.


Scoop out all the contents and set it aside for later.

Using the drill bit, make a hole near the bottom of your melon. Be sure to put it on the prettiest side of your watermelon (this is, after all, what all your guests will be admiring). 
If you don’t have a drill bit handy, a corkscrew would work. Using a paring knife, make the hole the same size as your coupling. Take your time with this step as you’ll need a good fit if you don’t want it to leak. Don’t just shove your coupling in the hole as a bruised melon won’t be watertight.
Screw your nipple into the coupling with one of the lock nuts in between. It’s not nearly as nasty as it sounds. Push the coupling through the melon. Place a small piece of saran wrap over the coupling and cut an opening in the middle. The plastic wrap should help prevent leaks. Screw on the tap with a lock nut between the tap and the coupling. Wrap the excess saran wrap around the edge of the lock nut and trim it so it looks pretty.
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Throw the watermelon guts into a blender and turn it into juice. Pour the juice through a strainer to get the worst of the pulpy bits out. Add a generous helping of vodka and stir.Add the mix back into the watermelon an pop the top back on.
And simply ENJOY! 
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