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A fun drink dispenser for summer partys and get togethers The Watermelon Keg! Make it fancy with carvings or keep it simple, guaranteed to be a hit.
Step 1: Collect Tools
You will need:
• 1 Watermelon
• Dremel Tool
• Spigot (got mine from mrbeer.com)
• Stencel of any design you want on your melon
• Lemon Juice
• Large Bowl
Step 2: Transfer Design and Carve
Center up your stencil and tape it in place. Take a knife and start making little pokes along the design to transfer it to the melon. Once your transfer is done, use your Dremel to carve out the pattern. It's easier if you choose one side of the line and stick to it till the end of that line. Then back track and take out the larger parts of the lines.
When you finish using the Dremel take your knife and at an angle go over the edges to smooth it out and clear out the big chunks. When done with the knife pour some lemon juice over your design it will aid in preserving it and wash out the small bits.
Step 3: Level It
Turn the melon on its side and carefully slice the bottom till it's a smooth flat surface that can sit level on a counter. Take care not to take off so much that you see pink (like I did :( )you should only be cutting off rind otherwise you risk leakage from the bottom.
*or bypass this step if you have something to stand the melon in.
Step 4: Remove Top
Slice a lid off the top of the melon. Cut at an angle so that you can put the lid back.
Step 5: Hollow It Out
Have a bowl ready and start spooning out the meat. You want to scrape down to the rind good where you will be placing the spigot.
Step 6: Place Spigot
Find where on the melon you want your spigot and roughly mark out the size of the hole. Use your Dremel to carve it out, take breaks to check the size to your spigot. Once it's the right size twist in your spigot. My melon had a pretty thick rind so I didn't need the bolt for the back of the spigot.
Step 7: Make Some Drinks!!! Drink It Up!!
• 1 quart watermelon juice
• 1 cup lemon juice
• 1/2 cup sugar
*alcohol to your taste /wink
Mix the lemon juice and sugar till sugar is dissolved. Pour everything into watermelon keg and enjoy.