Lemon Peel/Orange Peel Addition Timing

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  1. Bubba Wade

    Bubba Wade Well-Known Member

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    I'm cranking up to make a Witbier this weekend. I was planning on using orange and lemon peel in the recipe. What has everyone else done with these additions? I've seen some notes to add 5 minutes from the end of the boil, but I was wondering if I could treat it as a dry hop and preserve the oils better. I will be harvesting the zest using a lemon zester.

    Anyone else try this approach?
     
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    I add fresh orange peel to my Belgian Trippel recipe. I grate it with a cheese grater to leave the pith behind and add it during the last 15 minutes of the boil. You could always prepare a tincter of the peels using a small amount of vodka if you want to better preserve the oils. Just add it to taste at bottling or kegging.
     

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