Originally Posted by InYerMouth
MIne turned out way to citrusy...I would cut down the zest alot... Because of my high mash it also didnt attenuate all the way and I ended up with a 3.9% beer....Not overly fond of it but its drinkable...
Sorry to hear that man. It is pretty easy to get too much citrus zest character, especially depending on the size of the citrus used. I probably should have been more cautionary with my directions. It might be a good idea to go with 1/2 the total amount of zest that I originally used and see how it does, what works for me might not work for everyone. Also, adding too much fruit will dry the beer out quite a bit. The key to this beer is balance, you don't want too much of one flavor.
I should brew this up again. It's been a while, though my last batch scored a 38 in a local beer comp, this time under specialty beers. I'm pretty happy with that.