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Old 06-06-2012, 04:13 AM   #1
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I've got a batch of Raspberry mead that I'll be splitting in 2; one with chocolate. It will be a sweet mead. The 6 gallon batch has 12 pounds of raspberry puree. How much cocoa nibs? Looking for pronounced chocolate flavor.

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Are you working with just the nibs, or are you grinding them to a specific consistency? Pure cocoa will have a very pronounced flavor, so a little goes a long way. I started a small batch with 5 oz of nibs to 1 gal, and finished nicely. However, that was with a lot of experimentation and documentation of results. It really depends on how dominant of a flavor you want. I'm going to assume you want to taste and smell the raspberry, so for a normal 5 gal batch, you may consider 20-28 oz. It may be too much, so I would have to say do some experimentation.
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