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View Poll Results: How long in the Primary?
1 month 6 37.50%
3 months 6 37.50%
6 months 1 6.25%
9 months 0 0%
12 months 3 18.75%
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Old 10-02-2010, 10:00 AM   #71
Sep 2008
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We've not tasted our original batch since New Years. We wanted to give it some time in bottle age and mellow out. Will probably be New years before we tap another bottle.

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Old 10-02-2010, 11:12 AM   #72
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Based on your new years taster, what do you reckon a banana/chocolate (#35) would come out like?

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Old 10-02-2010, 08:54 PM   #73
Sep 2008
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I would think it would taste good.

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Old 11-23-2010, 04:24 PM   #74
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Originally Posted by dinich View Post
035 6oz by weight Nesquick coco milk mix

35 Clear golden color, smell chocolate sweet, taste chocolatey and sweet, drinkable

Number 35 is still the clear winner.

Doug this is a very interesting experiment you've run. I'm curious about the final gravity of each of the batches as I didn't see them posted (perhaps I missed them). I'm curious to know if the Nesquik batch has the highest gravity? I'm wondering if that is why it tastes best?

Was the Hershey's syrup the sweetened or unsweetened?

Nesquik powder is mostly sugar (13 g of sugar in a 16 g serving size) so most of the 6 ounces was sugar. That works out in a gallon to be about 36 grams per liter more sugar than is in the cocoa powder batches, which would be enough to raise the gravity about 0.014. Did you get a difference in the final gravity numbers?

Thanks for conducting a cool test.


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Old 11-23-2010, 05:16 PM   #75
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What happened to all the pictures??? Thats kinda disappointing.
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Old 12-26-2011, 11:18 PM   #76
Dec 2011
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And again, this thread is resurrected.

I'm probably going to try a 1 gallon batch of #35 soon. Any word on the chocolate and fruit combinations?

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Old 12-27-2011, 02:12 AM   #77
Dec 2011
Hopkins, Minnesota
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I like to see such an old thread brought up again. The OP made it 3 years ago now! I want to know if all the batches mellowed out to taste decent, or if they were tossed out, or? How was the newer bigger batch? Merry belated christmas and happy brewing.

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Old 12-27-2011, 01:59 PM   #78
May 2011
montgomery, al
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i've got a batch of the nestle aging as we speak. it's on about month 7 right now. i'm going all the way to 12 months before i try it again. i tried it at 4 months, it was alright. we'll see what a year does to it.

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Old 04-09-2014, 05:22 AM   #79
Jul 2012
monroe, Wisconsin
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so how did everything turn out?

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Old 08-12-2016, 07:02 PM   #80
Mar 2008
Reno, Nevada
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More resurrecting. This thread is the best reference material I've found for chocolate mead..

Kicked off a 6 gallon batch of what amounts to #35 8/1/16. 15# clover honey, 35.5oz Nesquick (family size container). NO acid, NO nutrients. Red Star Premier Blanc dry yeast

8/1/15 - Original SG 1.095
8/12/16 - final SG 1.000, Racked off to carboy

It's dry.. very subtle chocolate flavor. Intend to leave in carboy for 1 year and decide if I'm going to backsweeten or add any acid then.

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