After seeing an incredible watermelon keg online, I knew I needed to try it for myself.
Unfortunately, I couldn't find a similar tap and pvc adapter, so I had to modify the design somewhat.
***update*** I've added pictures of a bigger melon keg we made for a recent party.
For more info on my watermelon kegs or my other projects, you can check out my blog.
Step 1: What you'll need
-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)
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)
From your kitchen:
-ice cream scoop (a spoon could work in a pinch)
-strainer / sieve
From the liquor store:
-vodka or your poison of choice (this is optional, but there's not much of a point without it, right?)
Step 2: Cut off the top
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.