Originally Posted by earlytimes
I can't believe I did this. It was an otherwise flawless brewing experience tonight - hit my targeted gravity on the dot for the first time - until I got to cleaning up and noticed that my bitter orange peel got hidden under some papers and I forgot to add it. Everything is in the fermenter now. I'm thinking of boiling about 2 cups of water and adding that to it for about 15 minutes, then adding it to the fermenter. will this work?!
You can get the same effect in the secondary, after your fermentation has completed. When racking to secondary, boil the orange peel in some water and let it cool a bit, then rack the beer into the secondary on top of it.
I made a belgian pale last winter and had the exact same experience - forgot to add my coriander and orange peel during the boil. Followed the above and the beer turned out great.