Adding Orange peel to a brew.

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    denn

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    I made a superb chocolate stout last year with many compliments. I was asked had I ever added other ingredients such as orange peel.
    I have all the ingredients at hand to brew another Stout with the addition of a packet of dried orange peel. Would I add the peel to the boil or would it be better to add them during the fermentation? I do believe these are very orangy and do add a nice taste to the beer.
     
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    Last ten minutes of the boil for the dry peel, it gives an Orange Liquor type of flavour. Or, steep in hot water for 10 minutes and add to secondary.
     
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    Or, soak for half an hour in some vodka (sanitation purposes) and add the lot to secondary. In the boil means you gonna lose aroma etc.
     
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    A pinch of that would also seem pretty nice in a Belgian Triple.
     
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    Thank you very much for those replies. I shall begin the brew tomorrow.
     

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