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Old 06-27-2009, 05:46 PM   #41
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I doubt that cold water would extract much essential oil from the zest. How fine did you zest the rind? I just take large flat slices, using a vegetable peeler.

When I make it, there is just the tiniest suggestion of lemon. It should definitely not be overpowering.

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Old 06-28-2009, 11:44 PM   #42
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i used a microplane, so it was basically as fine as I could get it. Maybe the carbonation and conditioning will age drive some out.

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Hm, I used a file-grater, so all the zest was in itty bitty pieces, like shredded cheese. Maybe I should expect it to be SUPER lemony then?

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Bottled! This guy got 10 days in the primary, and about a month and a half in the secondary. It smelled good going into bottles. I used DME in lieu of priming sugar, in part because I was concerned about the surfeit of lemon zest I (apparently) used. So it's gonna be a while before it's carbonated long enough to drink, but I'm anticipating something great.

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i think this might be one of the 2 next brews i do. looks pretty good to me

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I microplaned about 12 lemons to get the 2oz of "zest"
I dumped 1/2 half the batch... zesting it made it WAYYYYYYYYYYYY to lemony.....
The base beer was awesome and I'm definately going to try it again without the microplaning and just use the "slices" of lemon rind.

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My label for the new bottles is here.

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It's finally done and ready to drink!

I was very skeptical when I tasted it while racking-- it frankly tasted weird. It tasted strange when I bottled it too. I think it's because I used nottingham and my living room was just a tad too warm for that yeast. The beer also changed colors! I don't know what that was about... it was first very light in the carboy, then became much darker post fermentation.

But when its cold and carbed it tastes really good. Does not taste anything like any other beer I've made. Going to be great drinking this on the porch on a hot summer day (it's been 105 here in OR)!

I made the lemoncello with the left over zest, too! I've never had lemoncello either, so that taste is also new. Used everclear as to your suggestion. Very tasty stuff!

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Cool beans Llama, I'm glad you're enjoying both the beer and the limoncello!

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I microplaned about 12 lemons to get the 2oz of "zest"
I dumped 1/2 half the batch... zesting it made it WAYYYYYYYYYYYY to lemony.....
The base beer was awesome and I'm definately going to try it again without the microplaning and just use the "slices" of lemon rind.
Hm...I just brewed this on Monday, and I used a MicroPlane and 8 lemons too. It was definitely lemony, but I don't think overly so. My sense of smell isn't that great, so maybe I just can't smell it as much.

Anyhow, it's fermenting with Notty right now and I can't wait to taste it. Hopefully it'll still be summer enough here when it's done -- we just got out the other side of a big heat wave, and the forecast for the next week or so is definitely fall-like.
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