Sourced from sweet orange varieties, Sweet Orange Peel adds a mild citrus aroma and flavor much like Grand Mariner or Cointreau to your beer. This is the traditional ingredient used to add orange character to Belgian witbiers and so is the best choice for clone recipes. Imparts a slightly different flavor than Bitter Orange Peel, which is sourced from Curaçao orange varieties. Sweet orange peel is a great way to give your Witbier style brews a traditional citrus infusion!
Use sweet orange peel for intense orange flavor or use bitter orange peel for a pleasant citrusy character.
USAGE: Generally 1/2 to 1 ounce per 5 gallons 15 minutes before flame out. You may also steep in hot water for 10 minutes and add this ‘tea’ to the secondary fermentation. If it too tart let it age bottle age a bit.
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