I brewed a 2.5 gallon wheat tonight with the zest of 1.5 oranges. Added last 5 minutes of boil. How can I get more orange flavor(without extract)?
You can do several things. First of all, consider using hops that lend to the citrus/orange flavor. You can also soak some orange peel in a vodka solution for a week or so then add the vodka to bottling or your secondary. I tend to add the zest at flameout. I sometimes double up and add orange peel at 5 minutes then zest at flameout. Coriander is also known to give a peppery orange flavor. Hope this helps.