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Old 01-22-2008, 04:15 AM   #1
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I am getting ready to start the Belgian WIt/Blue Moon clone...part of the boil is dried orange peels...should I strain these out as I pour into my fermenter or leave them in for flavor?



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I strain for wit-- final 10 minutes of the boil should be enough. Are you using coriander too? If so, you should definitely strain.



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I strain for wit-- final 10 minutes of the boil should be enough. Are you using coriander too? If so, you should definitely strain.

I am using coriander...it came in a kit from Midwest so it is already ground up so I don't think it will strain out at all.
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Old 01-23-2008, 09:43 PM   #4
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So I made the Blue Moon wort last night and poured it through a colander (sanitized of course) and, naturally,not only did the orange peels get blocked but so did all of the hop pellet residue from the boil...I freaked out a little and put about half of it back in the fermenter...does it matter? I would assume that the hop flavor has been imparted to the beer by the boil..does sitting on it while fermenting make any difference?

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Most people try to transfer as little of the hops into the fermenter as possible. You'll be fine.



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