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Lemon zest in Wheat Ale
« on: April 08, 2019, 02:33:26 PM »
Hey Brewer Friends! My brew buddy and I plan to make a Honey Lemon Wheat beer soon and was wondering about your experiences using Meyer Lemon zest specifically. I am concerned about this variety after a friend told me he had bad results adding this to his homemade LemonCello liquor. Evidently flavor was terrible and dumped it. He used "regular" lemon varieties before with good results (which tasted amazing).
Your thoughts/experiences on best type of lemon to use would be much appreciated.
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Re: Lemon zest in Wheat Ale
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2019, 02:47:10 PM »
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Re: Lemon zest in Wheat Ale
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2019, 10:01:44 PM »
Thanks very much for link article on the differences between Meyer and other types. The key difference I read about was more sweetness and the herbal, bergamot character. I don't think the later will come thru negatively after the hot steeping, fermentation, settling and aging a bit.
Will let you all know.
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Re: Lemon zest in Wheat Ale
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2019, 07:14:28 AM »
I would question how your friend made their lemoncello. I always hang my lemons above the liquor. If you directly add lemon zest there's a lot of room for failure. While it is quicker than hanging, it's also WAY more failure prone.

as with anything, make sure you properly wash it first too ;)
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Re: Lemon zest in Wheat Ale
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2019, 12:55:05 PM »
Honey lemon sounds tasty. How was it? Would you recommend?
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