I'm dry zesting in the next week or so, I had my wife sew up a few cheese cloth satchels, or bags with pull cords to use for dry hopping, and zesting. This will prevent any zest from getting in your beer. I put the zest of two oranges in the satchel pull the cord and wrap it around the top of the bag put a couple stainless steel nuts in the bag also to weigh it down. Then I put the satchel in a very small Tupperware container, and pour vodka over it, let that sit a day or two. When I'm ready I put the satchel, and all the vodka, which now has orange flavor in the secondary. I also did zest of two oranges at 2.5 min. Of the boil, and could smell the orange aromas after cooling the beer, and transferring to primary. If you can't get some awesome little satchels sewn up by the wife or girlfriend you can use cheese cloth and just gather it at the top, and tie with fishing line, or cooking string.
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