Originally Posted by pcolson
i was wondering how i would go about adding orange zext to my secondary fermenter just drop in in or should i use a mesh bag??? i zested 2 oranges in the last 10 mins of the boil just wondering if i add more in the secondary if it would bring out the flavor more?
I have never done it, but it is widely used and acceptable technique.
About contamination: people add fruit to secondary without any sanitation and it works. It is rather hard to contaminate secondary this way.
You have an option to keep the orange zest in vodka for a few days and add it all together.