How To Turn Your Watermelon Into A Keg – In Just 5 Steps

  • 1) Gather Your Hardware
    1 / 5 1) Gather Your Hardware

    Before getting started, you’ll need:

    • A watermelon
    • A bucket turned upside down (or a cake stand, if you’re feeling fancy)
    • A large chef’s knife
    • A small paring knife
    • A big metal spoon
    • A spigot (I bought this metal one, because plastic seemed like it might break.)

    If you don’t feel like shelling out for a spigot, you could also try using a wine cork. No promises that things won’t get messy though.

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  • 2) Trim Your Watermelon
    2 / 5 2) Trim Your Watermelon

    Use your chef’s knife to trim an inch or so off of the bottom and the top of the watermelon. 

    The flat surfaces make it easier to stand the watermelon up and scoop out the insides.

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  • 3) Scoop Out The Flesh
    3 / 5 3) Scoop Out The Flesh

    Use your metal spoon to scoop out the flesh of the watermelon—you can save the flesh in a bowl or container to eat later. Or just eat as you go.

    Scoop all the way to the rind on the sides of the watermelon, but keep an inch or two of flesh intact on the bottom so your keg doesn’t leak. 

    Every couple of scoops, pour out the juice so your hands don’t get too sticky. You can save it to pour back into the keg later, if you want.

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  • 4) Carve Your Spigot Hole
    4 / 5 4) Carve Your Spigot Hole

    Using your paring knife, carve a small hole toward the bottom of the watermelon where you’ll insert the spigot. 

    Make sure it’s the right size, otherwise the spigot will leak. 

    You can use a marker to trace around the spigot on the watermelon so you know how big the hole should be. 

    Or measure the diameter of the spigot and draw a circle of the same diameter on the watermelon.

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  • 5) Insert The Spigot - And Get Ready To Party
    5 / 5 5) Insert The Spigot - And Get Ready To Party

    Place the spigot in the hole. (If your spigot comes with a nut, you can fasten the nut inside the watermelon for extra security.) 

    Set your watermelon keg on the upside-down bucket or cake stand, and fill it up with the liquid of your choice.

    Vodka? Margaritas? Punch? It’s all good.

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