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Old 02-08-2008, 06:25 PM   #1
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How do you clean fresh fruit?
I have a recipe that calls for orange zest. It is added at the end of the boil and so maybe I should not worry about it. But I know fresh fruit has allot of pesticides, and I don't want that in the beer!
So what do I use to remove pesticide?

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Old 02-08-2008, 06:28 PM   #2
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Just cold water out of a sprayer is what I usually see recomended

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Old 02-08-2008, 06:32 PM   #3
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I use warm water and a green scrubby brush. Just give it a real good scrubbing. Put the orange in the fridge before you zest it... it helps firm up the fruit.
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~~~~~~~~~~~___//_ ____________________________~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~_/ [][]| | /```\/```\/```\/```\/```\ |~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~_/_______| |____NOW TRIPLE HOPPED______|~~~~~~~~~~
~~~___/[_]| 00 /| | \,,,/\,,,/\,,,/\,,,/\,,,/ |~~~~~~~~~~
~~|___|___|___/_| |___________________________|~~~~~~~~~~
~~|=(*)[________]==(*)(*)=| \________/=(*)(*)=|~~~~~~~~~~

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Old 02-08-2008, 07:35 PM   #4
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Most places have that fruit and vege cleaner in their produce sections.
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:34 PM   #5
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water and a vegetable cleaning brush is all I use on something like an orange before I zest it.
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