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Offline yso191

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Bitter or sweet orange peel in a Gose?
« on: November 11, 2016, 11:02:42 PM »
I am very unfamiliar with this style.  I think I have only had it once.  But my wife loves it so I am planning to brew a traditional Gose but with orange peel.  I'm thinking along the lines of a sour Shock Top (which she also loves).

My question is which style of orange peel would go best, Bitter or sweet?  I'm thinking sweet, but...
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Re: Bitter or sweet orange peel in a Gose?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2016, 11:05:19 PM »
Fresh orange peel I think would be better.  Just make sure there isn't any piff

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Re: Bitter or sweet orange peel in a Gose?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2016, 12:37:06 AM »
I'd go with the sweet too. 
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Re: Bitter or sweet orange peel in a Gose?
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2016, 02:25:01 AM »
I have been thinking of using a tad of essential oil of orange, food grade.  Has anyone tried that approach?  It is an oil that may play havoc with head retention but peel has a lot of oil also. Thoughts, please.
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Re: Bitter or sweet orange peel in a Gose?
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2016, 02:40:45 AM »
I'd skip the orange peel and just use coriander.
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Re: Bitter or sweet orange peel in a Gose?
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2016, 07:47:26 AM »
I'd skip the orange peel and just use coriander.

Coriander is already in the recipe.  I am curious why you say to skip the orange peel.
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Re: Bitter or sweet orange peel in a Gose?
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2016, 04:24:59 PM »
Zest of 1 orange or 1 tangerine, but not both, would be great.  Tangerine zest is very powerful. It may take a week or more for the oils to dissolve in a sour.