Cacao Mead Recipe D.I.Y.

Cacao Mead Recipe D.I.Y.

Cacao Mead Recipe D.I.Y.

Hey Guys and Gals!

Are you looking for an awesome Cacao Mead Recipe? You now have no reason to look any further; you have just found what you have been looking for!


  • 3 lbs of amber honey
  • 1 gallons water
Step 2
  • Lalvin 71B Narbonne – 1 packet
  • yeast nutrient
Step 3
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of cacao nibs
  • 1 oz. Dutch process cocoa
  • 1/3 vanilla bean


Step 1

Boil the water and stir in your honey and then let cool.

Pour into your carboy your honey water go to step 2.

Step 2
  • yeast and nutrient.

Wait till the mead has cooled.

Prepare a 1L yeast starter by stirring the yeast into the water then let mixture stand in cup for 15 minutes.

Make sure it is bubbling and then you will add it to your beer after the beer has cooled.

Add the yeast at the temperature recommended on the packet together with yeast nutrient .

After 24-48 hours it should start bubbling.

Fermentation Through Bottling Your Cacao Mead Recipe

Make sure your primary has about a gallon of water in it otherwise fill it now.

Just be careful that your carboy is around a third empty leaving space for frothing and foaming.

Let it ferment. Rack the mead off the fruit to your secondary carboy after 6-7 days when the frothing has slowed down.

Let ferment for 1-2 months or more in the secondary then bottle.

Step 3

Add cacao nibs, Dutch process cocoa, and vanilla bean to carboy.

Let sit for 3-4 days. and then bottle. You can use a cheesecloth to filter.

Congratulations, You Have Completed Making this Awesome Cacao Mead!

You now need a bottle and a label which are cool enough to compliment your hard work. Honestly, if you put it into a cheap bottle, people will make fun of you. BUT, if it looks good, people will rave about it!

Notes on Utensils and Ingredients

  • Glass is always preferable when working with strong alcohol. Avoid plastic as much as possible.
  • Use organic ingredients to avoid pesticide residues.

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