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Old 02-27-2009, 01:58 AM   #1
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Default hmm... Brewing with .. Orange Juice?

Ok.. I scoured the forums... and I've seen just about all kinds of recipes being made from tomato to jellies... But nothing with orange juice.

Is the acidity too strong to allow fermentation? would it just taste rank?

Since hard limonade can be done, I have to think that OJ could also be turned into a drink.. I imagine cointreau and all that started that way.

So.. anyone know anything about this? Anyone willing to try it and compare notes? ;-)


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Old 02-27-2009, 02:06 AM   #2
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Well, fermented orange juice tastes like vomit, so it can only be used in small quantities, and is rarely used in beer (I've never had an orange beer). However, orange peel or zest is quite commonly used in some styles like Witbier.


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Old 02-27-2009, 02:08 AM   #3
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I'm feeling kinda froggy tonight, and have actually been thinking of some origional receipes I could come up with to start a "line" of bears I can start making and report on my blog.

I'll try to come up with an orange juice based beer. Are we talking just the juice, or using the fruit as well? Maybe we can try both

I'm baking a cake for my daughters 3rd birthday this weekend ( and the wife said it can't be beer based), so we can touch base maybe early next week? I think we can Pm each other and then maybe come up with a new thread to chart our progress?

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Old 02-27-2009, 02:09 AM   #4
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I ment beers, not bears....hunting season isnt for a few months yet
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Old 02-27-2009, 02:25 AM   #5
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Actually orange juice can be made into wine and it does not taste like vomit. Orange wine is a beginners wine it is made of the juice only, no orange slices because they will make the wine bitter.
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Old 02-27-2009, 04:29 AM   #6
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I'm feeling kinda froggy tonight, and have actually been thinking of some origional receipes I could come up with to start a "line" of bears I can start making and report on my blog.

-dave
if you make your own line of bears i think that deserves to be reported on a blog
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Old 02-27-2009, 04:37 AM   #7
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Looking for some PRUNO????????????????
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Actually orange juice can be made into wine and it does not taste like vomit. Orange wine is a beginners wine it is made of the juice only, no orange slices because they will make the wine bitter.
I was just about to say... if you want to take a juice and make it into a drink? you're probably safer with wine.

though... if you took a light ale or even a lager and had orange and lemon peel/zest in the mix somewhere? it may work.

just.. yeah.. I doubt an Ale would be as accommodating.
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Actually orange juice can be made into wine and it does not taste like vomit. Orange wine is a beginners wine it is made of the juice only, no orange slices because they will make the wine bitter.
Do you have a recipe for this? Because all the orange juice I've ever had ferment smelled like puke (and the one time I tried it it tasted like it too.)

Whenever I want an orange flavor I use a zester and peel the colored part off the skins.
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Yeah, I would have bet heavily on "puke" being the inevitable outcome of orange beer. Though I've also lost count of the number of times people on here have proved me wrong in my blinkered assumptions, so I'm sure it's worth a try.


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