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Old 05-17-2010, 02:43 PM   #11
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I add zest to the last 5 minutes of the boil. My Wit is delish (37 at NHC). No problem with this.

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Old 05-17-2010, 04:15 PM   #12
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I add zest to the last 5 minutes of the boil. My Wit is delish (37 at NHC). No problem with this.
I do the same.
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:08 PM   #13
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I am making an ale with orange zest. I am taking 1.5oz of fresh orange zest and adding it to Crystal Skull vodka. I will add this mixture to the wort once it is off the burner and cooling down. Hopefully by doing this I will kill off any pathogens while avoiding losing the flavor of the orange.

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Old 06-11-2013, 11:47 AM   #14
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No issues with infection to be to overly concerned with. Make sure to wash the orange before you zest it....if you really want to be super safe, spray a paper towel with starsan and scrub the outside. I usually add my zest at flameout now but 5 minutes is fine. I've done the vodka soak for adding it to a secondary before raking but I've also added the zest straight to it. I went on a crazy citrus kick when i first stated brewing so I'd say I added zest probably 50 times without incident. Good luck

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