Originally Posted by 2drunkmonks
Have you tried both methods? Do you prefer one over the other? I think I will try sanitizing the micro-plane and the lemon and toss that in with the hops. How much do you add? I want it to subtle. The northern brewer hops that I am dry hopping with have a lemon like flavor also.
I've done it once. I used the zest from 2 "medium" sized lemons, with the starsan sanitation technique. My OG was 1.051, and I dry hopped for 5 days.
The lemon flavor was very subtle. If I didn't know it had lemon zest in it, I probably wouldn't be able to pick out the flavor, though I think it added something.