Orange peel in a summer wheat

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Megalodon77

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Should I do it during the boil or during the fermentation process? It is fresh orange peel.
 

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I agree, the last five minutes of boil for fresh sweet orange peel.
 

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I have a batch in the keg right now with Cutie peels. I put 1oz in during the last 5 mins. Tried a little bit the other day. I would say another .5 oz would have been perfect, but regular orange peel may be different.
 

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what about the citrus oils from the orange peel, do they have an effect on head retention?
 

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I use 1oz of zest only in witbiers. I'm adding 0.5oz of coriander, so more orange may work. I've never had head retention issues though - quite the opposite.
 

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If it is fresh orange peels then use allot. I used the peel of 5 oranges in a beer and it was hard to pick out the orange flavor.
 

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I've done several beers with fresh zested citrus peels. Be sure to get just the orange part, none of the white pith. It's a pretty subtle flavor IMO, would be tough to overdo it. I add at flameout and filter going into the fermenter.
 

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Trick I learned from my cooking - peel your oranges like normal and then scrape the pith off the back with a butter-knife or the edge of a spoon, instead of trying to cut the peels really thin.

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I make an orange coriander wheat, can't keep it in kegs long during summer. Goes crazy fast. I use 1 oz of both bitter and sweet orange peels 5 mins before flameout.
 
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Thanks for all the tips. I went with about 2 cups of orange peel 5 mins before the end of the boil.
 

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I make an orange coriander wheat, can't keep it in kegs long during summer. Goes crazy fast. I use 1 oz of both bitter and sweet orange peels 5 mins before flameout.

Sounds like a good Namaste clone.
 

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Trick I learned from my cooking - peel your oranges like normal and then scrape the pith off the back with a butter-knife or the edge of a spoon, instead of trying to cut the peels really thin.

:)
i just use the fine part of a kitchen grater to remove the zest...watch your knuckles
 

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