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Old 05-07-2009, 09:45 PM   #1
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I'm hoping to make my first Lemon Lager this weekend, and I'm looking for an idea on how much lemon zest adds to the flavor.

From what I've read I plan on putting about 2 lemons worth of zest at or near flame-out. I'm doing a 5.5 gallon batch. I would like a noticeable lemon background, not too strong but definitely there.

How much should I use and is there a prime time to add?

 
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:41 PM   #2
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I recently did a Sam Summer Clone that called for lemon zest. It called for 2 teaspoons at 20 mins and an unspecified amount close to flame out. I had 3 lemons zested up. Bet I only used a whole one.

when I tasted it at botteling time it was a bit much.
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