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Old 05-02-2010, 04:38 PM   #1
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Default Sweet Orange Peel vs. Orange Zest end of boil

I've been requested to make a shocktop clone for my future father in law for memorial day. I know it is nothing great but he is obsessed. I plan to make a recipe that originated from a Blue Moon clone, which I 've made several times and enjoy. To me, the primary difference between shocktop and blue moon is that the orange is already in it. So this is where I need to "trick" him.

I have sweet dried orange peel and was wondering if this would give me enough of the orange flavor. Or should I use orange zest instead for flavoring. Basically does anyone have any insight on the differences of orange zest and orange peel on the final product? Need to get this done this weekend, figure it will be good either way I go.

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Old 05-03-2010, 12:46 AM   #2
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I've been requested to make a shocktop clone for my future father in law for memorial day. I know it is nothing great but he is obsessed. I plan to make a recipe that originated from a Blue Moon clone, which I 've made several times and enjoy. To me, the primary difference between shocktop and blue moon is that the orange is already in it. So this is where I need to "trick" him.

I have sweet dried orange peel and was wondering if this would give me enough of the orange flavor. Or should I use orange zest instead for flavoring. Basically does anyone have any insight on the differences of orange zest and orange peel on the final product? Need to get this done this weekend, figure it will be good either way I go.
Including the entire peel will add bitterness from the white pith included in the whole peel. Adding only the zest is recommended for that reason. The zest of Seville (bitter) Oranges will give you a much more intense/aromatic orange flavor.
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I have a question along these lines... I am thinking of making an orange hef. I was thinking about using the dried sweet orange peel available at morebeer or AHS, and I was wondering when was the best time to add this? in the boil or in the fermenter?
And how much of this will I need for a 5 gallon batch for a good orange flavor?

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Use fresh orange zest, it will be more aromatic and flavorful. Personally, I don't like the dried stuff. Start with 1 oz, and up it if necessary. I add at 5 minutes, or flameout and allow to steep. Adding it to primary will allow much of the aromatics to be driven off by fermentation, you could secondary it if you chose too, but I wouldn't recommned any in the primary.

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