I started a 1 gallon batch of chocolate mead tonight. I've been thinking about it for a while.
1.5 oz powdered cocoa
1/4 teaspoon each of yeast energizer and yeast nutrient
Added hot water to about 1/2 gallon, shook like crazy, added to 1 gallon mark. Duh, I forgot to leave room for yeast.
1 tablespoon bread yeast, 1 tablespoon sugar in 1 cup 100* water. Wait about 15 minutes pitch. Being I had no room, I dumped it in my 2 gallon bucket. I will primary in it then rack to carboy. I'm guessing with the chocolate lees, I'll have a nice gallon.
OG was 1.115