Happy Halloween, friends! A good gourd gets me in the fall mood above all else. Their knobby exteriors and color variations are so freakishly weird, they’re fascinatingly really pretty. They are the nude pump of fall decorations if you will.
The busiest-of-busy can buy and pile as is -who doesn’t love a group of pumpkins by the front door? Kids love them for their carving possibilities (have you ever wondered the deal behind pumpkin carving?). The foodies out there love experimenting with their innards. And then there are people like me who try and take it to the next level (Plant holders if you will?).
There are a lot of pins on Pinterest floating around out there of a watermelon and decided if it was good enough for a melon, it’s good enough for a gourd – The Pumpkin Mini Keg!
See the how to after the jump!
-A pumpkin (I used a white, small pie pumpkin, but regular pumpkins work just as well – and hold more beer!)
-Acrylic paint and stencils/foam stamps (if you want to beautify your gourd a bit)
-A camping replacement water spigot (I got mine from Fleet Farm), but you could grab one here
Step 1: Stamp-i-fy and decorate your gourd. Let paint dry completely.
Step 2: Carve out the pumpkin just as if you were a 6 year old on a mission to carve the scariest jack-o-lantern on the block (aka make sure to get all the guts out).
Step 3: Place an X on your pumpkin where you’d like the middle of the spigot to be. Make sure it’s low enough on the pumpkin so most of the beer will drain out before you have to refill. Starting on the X, make the hole bigger and bigger until it’s slightly SMALLER than your spigot screw. This is a trial and error process, but just make sure you enlarge the hole little by little! Once you can start screwing the spigot in, screw until it’s tight.
Step 4: Enjoy your pumpkin brew out of your pumpkin keg!