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Old 09-01-2009, 07:23 PM   #11
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Since the woman really loves this.. I made a double batch a few weeks ago. Here is what I did differently:

I did 2 batches, one was WLP300 the other was WLP400. Both were really good, but I think the 400 is better for sure. I did 8 large oranges into each primary. The flavor was hardly noticeable at kegging time. When I did the oranges, I zested 4 into a glass jar with 1 cup of vodka (twice, one for each batch).

I poured this vodka through a paint strainer bag and into the keg.. then tied off the bag and tossed the zest bag in the keg. I racked on top of that. Much better orange flavor, very clean. From now on, I wont waste the time/mess of oranges in the bucket and go straight for the vodka soaked zest!

Edit* forgot to mention aroma, the smell of oranges was awesome!
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:20 AM   #12
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I'm gonna do this beer again, but it's most likely going to be an all-grain alternative version. I will probably brew it in March or April so I'll have some of it around during the warmer months...
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:06 PM   #13
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Yeah, I will be doing this one more time for my wedding this year.. but next year, when I make it again, it will be all grain as well.
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:20 PM   #14
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Your boil volume is listed as 5 gal. Did you boil all five, let it cool, then pitch? This looks delicious, by the way. I'm thinking about brewing this, and resting it on peaches in the secondary.
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Your boil volume is listed as 5 gal. Did you boil all five, let it cool, then pitch? This looks delicious, by the way. I'm thinking about brewing this, and resting it on peaches in the secondary.
Yes... I boiled the entire volume. You could boil less if you wanted to. You could treat this like any other extract brew...
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I'm trying this one next!
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I brewed this and just tasted the first bottle.

I used WY 3944 whih is supposed to be the same as the WL 400.

Very good beer. This will be a good summer brew. Yum.. I am going to put this one in the rotation.
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Pumped to try this one. I was thinking of adding wet orange peels for 5 minutes in the boil. I also wanted to throw in some peels during the secondary stage. I was wondering if dried peels are better for secondary?
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I am brewing this today and had a question about the oranges.
I bought 3 large Navel oranges, probably the size of your average grapefruit.
Do you add the zest and oranges bag to the primary ? or after it has stopped fermenting ? I usually don't do a secondary unless it's a beer that has to age longer than 1 month.
I was gonna add to primary after 7-10 days of initial fermenting.
Is it supposed to be added to the boil, fermenter or secondary is what I'm trying to ask.
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When I did it, I put them in the primary.. and did the zest with vodka to put in my kegs. That was the most orange flavor. Since this is a wheat beer, short ferment and it leaves it nice and cloudy.

I haven't done this in awhile, since I do AG now. I will probably do an AG version of this one of these days.
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