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Old 06-25-2008, 06:51 PM   #1
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Default Anyone ever tried fermenting Orange Juice?

I was just wondering how it came out. Is it worth me trying to make a 1 gallon batch of it? I know what OJ tastes like if you leave it out of the fridge for a long time. I was wondering if it didn't taste nasty like that.

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Old 06-25-2008, 06:59 PM   #2
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I never have, but as you said, you've tasted it when it's been left out...not so good. I think it's too acidic to make anything great. Maybe try a light beer with lots of orange flavor from peel and juice?

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You ever find a bottle of orangle juice that a toddler has lost somewhere, like, behind the couch for a week or something? Take a whiff; its aromatics are identical to those of, uh, vomit. Just an FYI....

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I made an IPA with orange, grapefruit, and lime. I used both the peel and the juice. Came out f***ing excellent

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sounds like an Orange "cider" is out of the question. Think it's possible to do a cider with montrachet or something similar and put a s-load of orange zest in it to get the orange flavor way more dominant than the apple flavor? How much Orange Zest do you think it would take and what kind of oranges would you buy if you went the route of making the zest yourself?

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...its aromatics are identical to those of, uh, vomit.....
Mmm...Eau de Regurgitation. I think someone in my office wears that scent.
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How much Orange Zest do you think it would take and what kind of oranges would you buy if you went the route of making the zest yourself?
You certainly could add orange zest to cider - and if you're using Montrachet yeast, as many have found, it won't have a ton of apple characteristic in the end anyway. I would think you could add the zest of one orange per gallon (make sure you don't get any pith). I would suggest washing the oranges and using a carrot peeler very carefully, just because a zester will give you such small shavings that they will be harder to filter out later. Dump it in the secondary and let us know how it goes.
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I will get back to you guys in a month or so with my results.

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Generally when people ferment oranges or orange juice they are aiming to make a wine...

I'm feeling lucky with google brings up this...

http://www.easy-wine.net/making-home...range-wine.htm

I've been meaning to make one myself someday...

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