Fresh Orange Zest in an India Black Ale

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soup67

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I'm mid-boil on an India Black Ale. Grain bill is 2-row, C120 and Victory. Steeped 8oz of de-bittered black patent. Bitterred with Simcoe and flavored with Amarillo. Thinking about adding an ounce of fresh orange zest at flame-out.

Any thoughts?
 

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WOW!!!

I would NOT.

And then.......buy a black PA, add an oz or orange zest to that one beer, sip it.

Maybe add to secondary if you like it.

5 gallons is a lot of "Meh, it's drinkable" beer.
 

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Make your own dried orange peel. Drying it will lock in the flavors. Toss it in the whirlpool.

Orange peel can take over if you go crazy with it.
 
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Decided against-- threw in an oz of Amarillo at flame-out instead.
 
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Discretion is the better part of valor. Thanks for your guidance.
 

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Aw, I was going to say do it and add coriander and camomile for a black wit PA.
 

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