Monday, May 25, 2015

Chocolate mead

2/13/16 - SG 0.997. Good, but very dry, a little bitter. Needs sweet. Added 5oz buckwheat honey with another 2oz cocoa powder (yes, more bitter...but hopefully also more cocoa aroma) in a little under a pint of water. See you in a few months...

Chocolate mead
2.5 gallon batch

~8lbs clover honey
8 oz cocoa powder

Spring water, no modifications, no boil

Lalvin 71B-1122 wine yeast

OG: 1.120

Dumped in the honey, shook up the cocoa with water, stirred and stirred and stirred. Go Ferm added with yeast, Fermaid K in a few days. Watch for it this winter at the earliest.

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