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Offline tonyevangelista

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suspect too much orange peel
« on: July 30, 2011, 04:27:17 PM »
i think i may have used too much orange peel 2.25 oz dried last 5 min boil in my tripel    will the bitterness subside with time  just bottled  and will carbonation help as it conditions

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Re: suspect too much orange peel
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2011, 09:10:15 AM »
   Did you follow a recipe exactly or did you wing it? Were they bitter orange peel or sweet? If you followed a recipe to the letter than trust that it should work out in time. If you winged it (like I do) hope for the best!

    I used the wrong orange peel and it seemed to work out fine. I had bought a bitter and a sweet packaged dried orange peel just to add to my brewing inventory. When I brewed a Belgian Wit I grabbed the wrong package and dumped it in. When I was cleaning up I found my other package and realized my mistake! Poop! The beer was good just not perfect. Good luck!
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Re: suspect too much orange peel
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2011, 09:49:53 AM »
For my Wit I use 2.5 grams orange peel per gallon.

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Offline tonyevangelista

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Re: suspect too much orange peel
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2011, 11:40:23 AM »
i used 2.25oz or about 75g of sweet dried orange peel in 15gallons   therefore about twice Mark's rate for his belgian wit   i hope it mellows with time because it came out very well otherwise   thanks guys for your input    tony

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Re: suspect too much orange peel
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2011, 07:50:34 PM »
Time mellows most anything.
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