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robert rulmyr
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Username: Wacobob

Post Number: 1001
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 24.155.102.121
Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 10:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have sweet orange peel from the LHBS. How does it compare to actual zest from an orange? I'm thinking of adding it to the secondary, ( aka. dry hops ) for my Belgian Ale. Anybody? TIA.
 

PaulK
Advanced Member
Username: Paulk

Post Number: 795
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 68.63.203.31
Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 10:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've found dried sweet orange peel to be seriously lacking in aroma and flavor compared to fresh peel. I like to use a vegetable peeler and peel strips of fresh rind away from the pith.
 

Bob Wall
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Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 2502
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 98.192.7.62
Posted on Monday, March 30, 2009 - 04:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Be careful not to get any of the pith (white stuff) or the bittering flavors will start to take over
 

robert rulmyr
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Username: Wacobob

Post Number: 1002
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 24.155.102.121
Posted on Monday, March 30, 2009 - 05:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm also wondering about the oil in fresh orange peel being problematic. Is this a head retention problem?
 

Bierview
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Username: Bierview

Post Number: 593
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 67.81.178.93
Posted on Monday, March 30, 2009 - 08:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've used zest in my boil but never in the secondary. I think the oil might reduce head retention in another style but the Belgians take a lot of priming sugar producing a nice full head. I typically use 8-9 oz. of sugar for a 5 gal. batch.
 

Joakim Ruud
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Username: Joques

Post Number: 1405
Registered: 10-2005
Posted From: 84.208.79.179
Posted on Monday, March 30, 2009 - 10:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I never had head retention problems from using fresh sweet orange peel in the boil. YMMV.
 

Nephalist
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Username: Nephi

Post Number: 138
Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 71.129.45.242
Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 06:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

On a side note, shouldn't it be YKMV coming from Joakim?

Edit: considering Chrysler's position, the comment is even more poignant.

(Message edited by Nephi on March 31, 2009)
 

Joakim Ruud
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Username: Joques

Post Number: 1406
Registered: 10-2005
Posted From: 84.208.79.179
Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 09:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mileage as a noun is applicable even in metric-land :-)
 

The Jolly Brewer
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Username: Matfink

Post Number: 2145
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 62.231.141.50
Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 11:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Britain is metric land with the exception of miles and pints...
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 10161
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.141.50.33
Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 12:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

And a few other oddities, JB, such as how many stone you weigh (I'm currently a little over 13 stone myself). Here in Canada, we're schizophrenic about it. We measure our distances in kilometres and our gas (not petrol) in litres (we share some of the spelling with you Brits), but our height and weight in inches and pounds. And most people know that a small car gets 30 miles per (US) gallon, not 6 litres per 100 km.

(Message edited by BillPierce on March 31, 2009)
 

The Jolly Brewer
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Username: Matfink

Post Number: 2147
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 62.231.141.50
Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 01:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

We are the same I guess. I weigh just a little over 12 stone. I'm six foot tall, wear 32" waist trousers (pants) but I weigh stuff in Kilos and grams and measure everything in metres/millimetres.

I'm hopeless at feet and inches but travel in miles. I brew in litres but drink in pints.