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BrewOFin 12-10-2011 04:17 PM

Any suggestions for Chocolate Mead
I'm contemplating crafting a mead using unsweetened bakers chocalate. At the moment I'm looking at 3 gallons of water, 9 lbs of honey, and K1-V1116 yeast. I plan to melt it into warm water and then add the honey and so on.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how much Chocolate to use?

SafariBob 12-10-2011 09:45 PM

I would recommend using cocoa nibs over powder or bakers' chocolate. They have less oil and they will clear more quickly. I used cocoa powder in a mead 4 years ago and it is still cloudy. It tastes good, but looks funky.

Chocolate Nibs

gratus fermentatio 12-12-2011 11:03 AM

You might find this useful:
Regards, GF.

BrewOFin 12-22-2011 02:11 PM

Thanks for the links guys, I will consider using nibs in the future. This time around I used the unsweetened bakers chocolate, because we had it in the house and it wasn't going to be used for anything else.

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