How to Make a Pumpkin Keg – The Manly Jack o’lantern

How to Make a Pumpkin Keg - The Manly Jack o'lantern 2

Looking to elevate your Halloween party this year? Maybe you want to offer your guests a little something more grown-up for their trick-or-treat experience? Then try this super simple pumpkin keg. Mind blown? Read on.

Move over spiced latte, the pumpkin keg has arrived. This past Thanksgiving (Canadian) a friend brought this idea over to complement our turkey diner. It was super easy and actually added a bit of flavor to the beer…or at least we thought. I mean, we did have a few experimental pints so…

Anyway, give this pumpkin keg a try this Halloween season (season?) and pick up a fall flavored beer to double the holiday fun.

 

How to Make a Pumpkin Keg


 

Before you Start:

Prep time: 10 min
Serves: as much as you can drink

To make things easier:

– Carving knife
– keg spout
– Drill

Ingredients:

All you need

1 Pumpkin
1 Growler of beer (to start)

Directions:

1. Gut that pumpkin keg. Cut the top and start scooping.

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2. Mark a spot near the bottom of the pumpkin keg and drill a hole.

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Note: Use the appropriate bit. When in doubt use a smaller bit and increase size until spout fits.

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Note: Make sure you drill straight – ours was angled up which wasn’t conducive to pouring.

3. Insert that spout. The one we used was from a home-brew store and come with a plastic tube. We stuck the tube in some boiling water to make it pliable before attaching to spout.

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4. Fill that pumpkin keg.

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We had some room left in the pumpkin keg so dropped in a zip lock bag of ice to keep things chilled.

5. Enjoy that pumpkin keg. Re-fill as needed!

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That’s it…unless you are feeling really creative. You could turn that pumpkin keg into one awesome Jack o’lantern! My knife skills aren’t that good…plus I have had a few.


What say you? Have you tried making a pumpkin keg? Let’s hear it!

For more recipes check out my other Worldly Eats posts.


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  • Pat White

    Awesome.

  • Doug Fossett

    Crafty! Great use for all those pumpkins come November 1st!

    • Ha! Might have to patch some holes if you want to fill those left over jack-o-lanterns!

  • Christy Jane

    Pumpkin all the things!