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Old 09-25-2008, 05:50 PM   #1
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I have a Kolsch in primary. Fermenting around 62 degrees. It will be ready to rack to secondary in about 10 days.

I am getting sent to Israel in a couple days(for two months), so a brewing friend has agreed to rack it to secondary for me.

I had intended to put 4 oz of orange zest into secondary and let it sit for two weeks, then rack to tertiary for a month at lager temps.

What would the effects of leaving it in seconday with the orange peel for 6 weeks be? Or...should I have him rack it to secondary, put the peel in on my return and continue the schedule.


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Old 09-25-2008, 06:11 PM   #2
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I'd stick it in secondary with the orange peel and let it sit. There's only so much citrus oil in the zest and after a couple weeks they're really not going to add any more. Most of the remaining yeasties will drop out and cover the peels, too.
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