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How to turn a pumpkin into a keg for your Halloween party [video]

October 29, 2012 By: mike Category: How to, Oddities, Video

Got a spigot and a giant pumpkin?

The folks at Celebrations.com have come up with a simple, yet awesome idea: turn your pumpkin into a keg to serve beer at your upcoming Halloween party.

All you do is scoop it out, attach the spigot and pour a sixer in, preferably a beer that will taste good with a little raw pumpkin mixed in.

If anyone tries this, take some photos and let me know how it worked!

Crafting with coasters (in the garage!)

March 05, 2012 By: mike Category: DIY, How to

Coaster display in the garage

Coasters from various bars and brewpubs have been stacking up at my house for months now. For awhile, I was saving them just to save them. Then I saw a display of coasters on the wall at Mid-South Malts and got inspired.

This was a quick-and-easy project that helped brighten an empty wall in my attached garage, right between the button for the garage door and the door that leads into my house.

I bought a package of Scotch Indoor Mounting Squares for about $5 at a local home improvement store. I affixed one square to the back of each coaster and stuck them on the wall. That’s it!

It looks great now, and I can still add more as I collect more.

Coasters in garage

Buying and refilling C02 in the Memphis area

February 03, 2012 By: grant Category: Beer Gear, How to, Memphis

Bluff City Brewers & Connoisseurs VP Richard Heath put together a post on where to buy and refill C02 in the Memphis area:

This is a question that seems to come up with some regularity, so here is the information all in one place. [source]

He’s put together a great list with maps and links and directions, so check it out. I’m closing comments on this post, so your corrections and additions need to be made on Richard’s original post.


All hail the Beerkini

October 07, 2011 By: grant Category: How to

Instructables user scoochmaroo has managed to combine so many of my interests — crafts, beer and bikinis — all into one glorious how-to.

She has laid out the steps for making your very own beerkini, a combination bikini-bottle opener, which is of course the perfect marriage of practical and sexy and awesome.

Scoochmaroo includes a pattern for the suit for the not one, but two(!) bottle openers strategically placed for awesomeness.

It’s a well put-together tutorial, which by following one will be much more likely to succeed. She offers her best bit of advice at the end:

Unless you are a lycra ninja (which I’m sure some of you are!), save yourselves the multiple headaches that I encountered in dealing with this slippery, fussy material (and I do consider myself a very experienced sewer, as it was my job for about 10 years), and just buy yourself a d$%n swimsuit.   Cut it apart and sew in some bottle openers.  Seriously.  It will take you 20 minutes instead of 20 hours.  And you know it will fit.