To celebrate Halloween and to help you get into the festive spirit we have decided to show you step by step how to create a pumpkin beer keg!
It is a lot quicker and easier than you may think.
We have tried and tested this method ourselves ☺
Here’s the pumpkin tools
Drill, saws, pounce wheel and scoop.
Pumpkin carving tools (Waitrose & Tesco sell these)
Spigot (beer tap)
Several bottles of your favourite Black Isle Beer (Porter should work a treat)
Saw along the line you have traced to create your lid
Using your bowl, trace a circle on the top of your pumpkin. This circle is going to be the lid of the pumpkin. Once you have traced it using your pumpkin tools take the pounce wheel and run over the outline. Then take your drill and make an entry hole on the line. Remove the drill and then saw around the circle keeping to the line and…. ta-da! – you’ve made the pumpkin lid.
Remove the lid so you can scoop out the innards.
Pumpkin flesh and seeds can be kept and used to create other culinary delights. Shame to waste it
Remove the pumpkin lid and start scooping out all of the pumpkin flesh and seeds. Don’t throw the contents away, if you can and have the inclination to, keep all this yummy stuff and cook with it later. After you have taken the bulk out, use a metal spoon to scrape the sides and get rid of all the stringy bits. If you aren’t diligent doing this you will end up clogging up your spigot later on.
Why not toast these in the oven for a nice festive treat.
This yummy stuff is the perfect filling for a pie or the right stuff for a good soup.
You will want to position your spigot lower on the front of the pumpkin so that beer pours out nicely. Using your pounce wheel, trace the spigot on the inside of the pumpkin. You will want to make the hole slightly smaller than the outline; this ensures you won’t have any leaks. Again, take up your little pumpkin saw and cut out the hole. Go slow and easy on this as this is as fiddly as it gets.
This is probably the hardest part and it is super easy!
Remove the hole shaped cut out and then insert your spigot into it. Ensure it’s tight so it won’t slip out or leak beer (we road-tested ours over the sink with water to make sure there were no leaks).
Now simply add beer to get the party started!
If all is ship-shape then simply go ahead and pour your favourite Black Isle beer into the pumpkin via the lid. We have put ours in a stylish bowl to elevate it slightly to make it easier for people wanting to use it.
Once you’ve filled up your pumpkin get pouring and enjoy the Black Isle brew with a hint of pumpkin!
We hope that you like this suggestion and give it a go.
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Have a happy Halloween everyone and drink responsibly.
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