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View Poll Results: How long in the Primary?
1 month 6 37.50%
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Old 12-24-2008, 04:39 PM   #11
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The 6oz by weight Nesquick coco milk mix is going along just fine,


Here is 31, 24oz Hershey Chocolate syrup. Not much going on here at all.


Action video of the above:



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Old 12-24-2008, 06:29 PM   #12
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Does Choc Syrup have preservatives?


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Old 12-24-2008, 07:12 PM   #13
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I did not think so. I dont have any more at home, when I go to the store I'll check it out.

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We could not decide how long to leave things in the primary. So we decided to let the board help us out. Please vote to let us know.

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It takes however long it takes- so I didn't vote. I like to rack when the SG is 1.020-1.010 or so.

Interesting experiment- thanks for letting us see the pictures!

I'm not a chocolate fan, but I do like mead, so I love seeing the photos. Thanks.
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It takes however long it takes- so I didn't vote. I like to rack when the SG is 1.020-1.010 or so.

Interesting experiment- thanks for letting us see the pictures!

I'm not a chocolate fan, but I do like mead, so I love seeing the photos. Thanks.
Agreed, we hope to not pre-maturely rack the mead But we have heard/read many different ideas for how long to leave everything in the primary. We are thinking we will go with the vote, a kind of community mead experiment.

Taking readings from 1 gal jugs is going to be a little tough, but we are going to figure it out.

Then comes the secondary poll...
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Merry Christmas!

Everything is still the same, except 31 ( 24oz Hershey Chocolate syrup) Looks like there is a build-up on top and we have slight action in the airlock!
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dude this is epic..i had wanted to do something like this but with beers and a base wort but this is muc larger scale. that top pic #31 looks like its going to be awfully interesting. i look foreward to hearing how these come out. Very nice!
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dude this is epic..i had wanted to do something like this but with beers and a base wort but this is muc larger scale. that top pic #31 looks like its going to be awfully interesting. i look foreward to hearing how these come out. Very nice!
Thanks, It started here http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f30/smal...uestion-75799/ It is a great way to play and discover. And hopefully if you find one you like, multiply by 5 and get a full batch. I would love to do this with beers as well, I believe the guys a BasicBrewing have done quite a few 1 gal batches. I think it is the base malt experiment.
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Looks like 34 ( 6oz by weight, Hershey dark coco powder) and his buddy, (36 6oz by weight Hershey unsweetened coco powder) are done with their time out. They are still fermenting away and have re-joined the rest of the family.


Here is a Video of the fermentation.



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