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Pumpkin Drink Tap

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This is an inexpensive drink tap for a pumpkin, great for Halloween or other fall parties.
 
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Step 1: Pieces

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This tap will require the following:
- 1/2" 90 degree elbow
- 2 x 1/2 pvc pipe 1" long
- 1/2 " pvc valve ( I picked this style because it was slightly less expensive)
- 1/2" screw

Step 2: Clean the pumpkin

Cut off the top of the pumpkin as if you are going to carve it and clean it out really well.  make sure to rinse out any excess bits to prevent them from clogging the spout.

Step 3: Step 1

Use a piece of 1/2" round PVC pipe and a hammer to drive a hole horizontally near the base of the pumpkin.  Make sure to get into the inside cavity of the pumpkin.

Step 4: Tap it

Push hard on the PVC screw and twist it into the hole in the pumpkin.   I tried to just use a piece of pipe pushing in the hole, but it leaked and was not very secure.  Next push together the rest of the pieces.

note: you may choose to glue all the pieces together to ensure no leaking

Step 5: Done

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Fill the pumpkin with your prefered brew and call all of your friends.  The recipe we used is below, it was great and guests liked it.


Brew:
2 parts apple cider
2 parts ginger ale
1 part spiced rum
poofrabbit1 year ago
So you poured right into the pumpkin? How was the taste? Interesting interesting!!
ostomesto3 years ago
i am thinking of doing this for halloween except for one thing. i am a 12 year kid and i dont want my pop or juice to taste like raw punkin or have punkin pulp in it . what should i do to fix that cause i think this is a great original idea and really want to try it. check out my instructables
you could line the inside with a plastic bag, somehow.
That might work. To bad we aren't having a hollowed party this year. Usually we have a huge party with lots of people but not this year. But thanks anyways I still might try it. Check out my instructables
Just be sure you clean the bag really well and have some sort of seal.. some of those bags have chemicals on them etc, esp trash bags, so be careful of that.
l8nite4 years ago
Did your brew taste like pumpkin?  Pretty cool idea
finfan74 years ago
Try filling it with Pumking.
devonteran4 years ago
wow! This is so awesome! I wish I had thought of that. Now I know what we'll be doing next Halloween!

-devon