After getting a nudge (Thanks The4th), I started a 3 gallon batch of some chocolate mead, and lordy is this stuff potent! I used both chocolate powder and melted choc. chips, 10# Tallow honey, nutrients (SNA, aeration schedule for first 48 hours, etc). I've heard this sucker's a minimum 1-year mead, with suggestions of a minimum of 2 years!! Anyone hear of more or less time on something like this?
Oh well, I'll eventually see my three-gallon carboy again...*sniff*
Next I'll be making a 5 gallon `straight' mead that I'll will eventually turn into Tango on your Tongue-- A variant of Schramm's Mambo in your Mouth-- I can't wait!
Off to see the Wizard!