Originally Posted by oooFishy
I've been thinking of tossing in around an ounce of fresh orange zest to my wit that's carbonating in a keg right now (of course, I'll use a hop bag). Anyone try this before with good results? Should I expect to get mostly aroma, or flavor as well. When brewing the wit, I tossed in about an ounce at the end of my boil- when I sampled at 2 weeks, the orange flavor was pretty awesome.
I've wet hopped with fresh zest before.
I'd suggest you take your zest and bring it to nearly a boil in 1 cup of water. It will do two things:
1) sanitize the zest.
2) release a lot of the flavor.
Then pour the liquid through your strainer bag into the keg...then tie off the bag and drop her in.
You'll probably want some way to suspend the bag about 1/4 of the way off the bottom. Some SS bolts in the bag and then a 20" length of string tied to the interior post of the relief valve works well.