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Offline AJAlexander

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Lime - How much to use?
« on: May 14, 2020, 10:32:23 AM »
Hey everyone,

Looking at making a good summer ale, likely a cream ale and would like to impart a slight Lime flavor.  I'm curious as to whether I should use dried lime peel, or fresh zest?  And also when it should be added?  during the boil, during secondary fermentation, etc?  And more importantly how much?

Looking for a dry/not sweet flavor, and nothing overpowering.

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Offline Kevin58

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Re: Lime - How much to use?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2020, 08:05:31 AM »
Use the peel or zest. Add it right at the end of the boil or into the fermenter. Try 4 to 5 ounces to start with. You can add to it later. You might want to soak the peel/zest in vodka for a day to prevent infection.
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Offline BOB357

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Re: Lime - How much to use?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2020, 09:01:55 AM »
I'd just serve it with a lime wedge, ala Corona. That way there's no worry about too much, not enough or I just want a plain beer without the lime.
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