Searched around a while and heard mention of 3 methods for getting zest ready to add to secondary, but none of them seem to be specific. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
1 - soak it in a bit of vodka. but for how long, in how much vodka, and do you add the vodka to the 2ndary with the zest?
2 - zap it for 15 - 30 seconds in the microwave. this seems like it might 'cook' it, and lead to a different flavor than desired.
3 - boil it in a small amount of water. this poses the same questions as with soaking it in vodka.
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