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Old 06-23-2013, 07:35 PM   #1
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I am brewing an American wheat tomorrow and want to add orange zest. It will only be a 3 gallon batch and was wondering how much and what type of orange I should use. Thanks!!

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Old 06-23-2013, 08:45 PM   #2
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Are u wanting sweet orange peel or bitter orange peel. That's the first question. Then u need to ask yourself how much flavor you want from it

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Old 06-24-2013, 02:31 AM   #3
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I added zest from 3 oranges to a five gallon batch of wheat. It could have taken one more, but the brew turned out nice.

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Old 06-24-2013, 03:45 AM   #4
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Ok thanks. No specific type? Just regular oranges?

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Are u wanting sweet orange peel or bitter orange peel. That's the first question. Then u need to ask yourself how much flavor you want from it
I honestly don't know. I just want to be able to taste the orange but not have it overpowering
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Does anyone else have any advice on this. I'm starting this brew in the next hour or so. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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I've read on these forums people using a guideline of 1-2oz for 5 gal. You'd therefore use ~1oz. Just make sure you avoid the bitter white pith.

I'm currently experimenting with that guideline amount of orange zest (grated) but i won't be tasting it until this weekend - sorry!

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I've read on these forums people using a guideline of 1-2oz for 5 gal. You'd therefore use ~1oz. Just make sure you avoid the bitter white pith.

I'm currently experimenting with that guideline amount of orange zest (grated) but i won't be tasting it until this weekend - sorry!
Ok yea I saw that in a few posts. Did you use bitter oranges or sweet?
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I used sweet oranges but I didn't know their peel would taste differently from those of bitter oranges!?!?

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I used sweet oranges but I didn't know their peel would taste differently from those of bitter oranges!?!?
Yea I'm still unsure which type to use. Thanks for the input
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