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Offline r_myers04

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Orange Peels
« on: April 18, 2008, 02:46:02 PM »
 ;D Could someone tell why brewer use orange peels to put in beer or wine and dose it give the beer, ale or wine a hint of orange?

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Re: Orange Peels
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2008, 06:10:48 PM »
Personally I prefer bitter orange peel (called Curaco orange I believe) which is not the type you find in your grocery store, but is available at brewing supply stores.  Naval and other sweet orange peels are seldom used.

A good example is Wit beer (a Belgian ale) which uses a mix of coriander and bitter orange peel at the end of the boil to add just a hint of spice to the finished beer.  If you have never tried it, it is a great combination and one of my favorites. 

Here's a Wit recipe I brew all the time with orange peel - it is a great beer:

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