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Old 01-23-2008, 10:25 PM   #11
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so you think adding lemon zests for the last 15 minutes of the boil would be less than effective? would it be better to pasteurize (150-160 for 15 minutes) them on their own in a covered pot and then add that water at flame out?

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Old 01-23-2008, 10:42 PM   #12
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so you think adding lemon zests for the last 15 minutes of the boil would be less than effective? would it be better to pasteurize (150-160 for 15 minutes) them on their own in a covered pot and then add that water at flame out?
Adding to the wort boil is the preferred method (for me), but he is adding to a secondary.
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Is the process similar if you add orange or lemon at boil? Just add 1 oz zest to the last 15 min of the boil?

Also, which do you think is better in an American Wheat (using the NB extract kit), lemon or orange?

Thanks for the help!

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Old 01-24-2008, 03:25 PM   #14
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Right.

My hunch tells me you'd want to grate several (3-5) oranges and weigh out the zest. Oranges are cheap enough, and you'll probably snack on the fruit anyway.
Oh, absolutely correct on both counts. From time to time, I can buy an 18 pound sack of oranges for $5. Those are some happy times.

I'm working on the 18 pound sack of grapefruit right now, though.


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I used a patato peeler and peeled just the orange part NOT the white from 4 oranges & added them to the primiary, seems to me if U boil them U would take all the flavor out of them. Mine came out real nice with just a hint of orange.

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...I'm working on the 18 pound sack of grapefruit right now, though. TL
Hmmm....

Given the premium (and shortage) on flavor/aroma hops...me wonders about the prospect of adding grapefruit zest to a pale...
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Given the premium (and shortage) on flavor/aroma hops...me wonders about the prospect of adding grapefruit zest to a pale...
I just might find that out sooner, rather than later. This is some mighty good grapefruit, too.


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