Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Mead Forum > found organic cocoa nibs at bulk store what to do with them
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-22-2012, 08:40 PM   #1
garlicbee
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: ny, new york
Posts: 60
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default found organic cocoa nibs at bulk store what to do with them

found some cocoa nibs at the bulk store and thought they were recommended for a chocolate mead

also have a good 20lbs of runny honey (a little to watery )

does anyone have any recipes for chocolate mead

new to this so would need specific instructions (like boiling honey first, when to add yeast all that good stuff)

thanks!!

the cocao nibs smell fab, can you eat them?


garlicbee is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 10:27 PM   #2
springmom
Texan, by golly. Grandma by the grace of God.
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
springmom's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Spring, Texas
Posts: 182
Liked 13 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 17

Default

I have no clue about their use in mead, but you certainly can eat them. A friend includes them in her breakfast cereal. Go Google; you'll come up with more ideas than you can use :-)


__________________
Considering: Sparkling raspberry wine, carrot wine

In Primary: Ed's Apfelwein; Raspberry Puree Apple Cider

In Secondary: Pumpkin Pie Mead; Traditional Mead; Dried Elderberry Wine; Blueberry Wine; Texas Persimmon wine; White grape/peach wine; Texas Twang; Hi, Biscus! Metheglyn; A Maize-ing Wine

So far, so good.
springmom is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 11:49 PM   #3
saramc
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: suburb of Louisville, KY
Posts: 1,743
Liked 149 Times on 135 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

You can incorporate them after S.G. has dropped by 2/3. It will take a good while for extraction, but if you age like any good mead does then there will be no issue. Make a basic mead. If you want to kick up the chocolate add 5-7 drops vanilla per 750ml bottle. Last time I used 2 oz nibs. You can also make an extract by covering them in pure grain.
__________________
Motto: quel che sara sara
saramc is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 10:56 AM   #4
Brann_mac_Finnchad
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: , AK
Posts: 251
Liked 15 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

Won't work in a straight mead, but I have a braggot (malted mead) going that I used 1 oz of cocao nibs each at the mash, 1/2 hour boil, and 10 min of boil. You can definately taste the bitter chocolate from it.

However you use them (my point was that you can add the cacao nibs at any point, and get different flavours from each, I'm sure), I would say maybe 3-4 oz per gallon, and if they are unroasted, you should do so by lightly cooking them in a dry frying pan (or baking).

You don't need to boil the honey either, it's fine as is unless you want caramelly flavours in your mead (making it a bochet).
__________________
There is one secret ingredient that makes anything better......time.

Primary: House Cider; Carrot Wine. Anchorage Brewing Dregs Cider
Secondary: Rhubarb Wine, House Cider
Tertiary (or higher):
Drinking: House Cider, Cherry Cyser, Belgian Walnut Graff, Rhubarb Wine
Brann_mac_Finnchad is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chili Pepper and Cocoa Mead? sodypop Mead Forum 5 09-08-2012 06:06 PM
Adding more cocoa for my chocolate mead Pennachi Mead Forum 14 08-25-2012 01:32 AM
How much cocoa nibs for 3 gallons? BeerRunner Mead Forum 2 07-09-2012 07:32 AM
Chili, light agave, and cocoa. ruin7734 Mead Forum 12 06-14-2012 01:26 AM
Feedback on adding cocoa to cherry cough syrup (...mead) blue800 Mead Forum 4 05-26-2012 07:53 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS