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Old 01-06-2011, 02:40 PM   #1
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Quick question. I have a batch of Belgium Wit still on the yeast for about 2 weeks now. Flavor was terrible at first but has really come along nicely. However I am looking for a bit more orange flavor. I have about a week to go in the primary before bottle time.

My question is: Can I do anything now to impart a slightly stronger orange flavor, i.e. add some zested peel, chunked oranges etc... or am I too late?

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Chet


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Old 01-06-2011, 02:56 PM   #2
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You can just add a little orange flavoring when you transfer to your bottling bucket, or you can add some peel to the bucket about a week before bottling. Either should work fine. Since its a belgain wit, you could always just bottle it as is then add an orange slice to a glass when you drink it.

Beaver Falls, eh? I grew up there. Actually, heading back there tomorrow. Cheers.



 
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Old 01-06-2011, 03:14 PM   #3
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LOl, what are the odds of that? I see we are about the same age, did you graduate from BFHS? Thanks for the response!
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Old 01-06-2011, 03:18 PM   #4
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I graduated from Blackhawk. Grew up out in South Beaver. Its always cool to find someone who is from the same area. On a car forum, I found a guy who lives on a road I drive when going home. Now, every time I pass his house, I toot the horn.

 
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Old 01-06-2011, 03:23 PM   #5
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Nice. My wife graduated from Blackhawk in 02' and also grew up in SB. My inlaws still live there and I still hunt on the farm.
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Old 01-06-2011, 03:31 PM   #6
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So I just peel a few oranges and toss in the peel? Or do the peels need soaked in vodka and then dump the vodka in?
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Old 01-06-2011, 03:31 PM   #7
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REAL small world. I grew up behind Rolling Acres. On DeHaven rd.

I'd soak the peels for a bit just to be sure there isn't anything living on the outer portion. I wouldn't pour the vodka in, but it also wouldn't hurt anything if you did. Just might throw the flavor off a little.

 
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Old 01-06-2011, 03:35 PM   #8
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So I just peel a few oranges and toss in the peel? Or do the peels need soaked in vodka and then dump the vodka in?

Ive been wondering about soaking in vodka as well. I would think it would sanitize it and bring out the flavor as well.

 
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:18 PM   #9
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Well here is what I did after doing some research. I washed the oranges in hot water and then again with starsan. Sanitized the zester, measuring cup and spoon etc. Zested 3 med. oranges ( approx 1oz ) added just enough water to make a slurry and microwaved for 25 secs to release the orange oils. Poured the entire slurry into the primary, gave a slight stir with a thief and will let sit another week before bottling. The slurry had a very intense orange smell so hopefully it give a slight increase to the aroma and flavor.
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:54 PM   #10
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Sounds good. Hopefully you get the added flavor and aroma you are after.



 
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