We’ve all seen those “How To” tutorials online, but somehow they make everything look so easy! So to set you up for success, with full photo documentation and total transparency, we tasked one of our staff members to test out our second tip for celebrating National Watermelon Day on Aug. 3.
Tip #2: Watermelon Keg
The process is a little messy, but the results are pretty festive and fun!
- Watermelon(s) – if this is your first go, we recommend buying at least one extra for practice!
- Large knife
- Small carving knife
- Spoon or ice cream scoop
- Pitcher or container to hold liquid
- Large bowl
- Cutting board
- Plastic mounting nut*
*These can be purchased at your local hardware store for under $10
Step 1 – Slice the top and bottom off of the watermelon so that it will balance and sit straight.
Step 2 – Begin scooping out the watermelon meat from top. Discard into bowl and save the pieces for later, yum! During this step, we also recommended that you have a pitcher nearby to pour out the excess watermelon juice to help clear your scooping path.
Editor’s Note: Be careful when scooping the bottom, you want the floor of the melon to be strong enough to hold liquid. On our first try, we scooped the bottom too thin to hold the beer. Take 2!
Step 3 – Once the inside is clear, carve small hole about 2 inches from the bottom of the melon and fit size to faucet.
Step 4 – Hold faucet in place with one hand, and secure into place by screwing on the mounting nut from the inside with other hand.
Tip: It’s easier to screw the faucet into place from the outside rather than screwing the nut onto the faucet from the inside.
Step 5 – Fill watermelon with cans of Hell or High Watermelon.
Step 6 – Open sesame, and enjoy!