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Hi all, I just had a thought that instead of orange peel for my belgian wit why can't I just add orange juice? - has anyone gone down this route or is there a good reason why it's not a good idea?
 

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I have never added it to a wit but I have just done a Elvis type Juice with grapefruit peel, blood orange peel and the juices with 1/2 ltr of clemetine juice. It has fermented out and I have had a taste and it is good but the wife wants it to be more orangy so tomorrow 1 ltr of orange juice will be added to combat the grapefruit bitterness. Now to get to the punch I have added orange juice before and it works well in the IPA's I have done before, I have also used mango and tropical juice before and that also works. I know that one forum member adds grapefruit juice at the pouring out stage to his drinks and says that works too
 

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In my Ipa's I have used 1 litre depends on how fruity you want it. Do you want it to be dominant or to compliment the wit? I think 1 litre would be enough for me but everybody is different
 

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In my Ipa's I have used 1 litre depends on how fruity you want it. Do you want it to be dominant or to compliment the wit? I think 1 litre would be enough for me but everybody is different
I fancy a big orange hit, I can do subtle but only in small doses wink...
 

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I have just added the 1 Ltr of OJ to my Pelvis Juice to calm down the grapefruit
 

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Are you guys adding the juices once fermentation has finished? What effect will the extra sugar have on the brew? Do you add less sugar when priming? Cheers
 

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I can't t remember where I read it but an article about fermenting orange juice asked why it is not a thing? We ferment apples, grapes etc so why not orange juice? The answer appeared to be because it tastes 5h1t3. I'm sure adding a bit to the fermenter won't do too much harm., but I'd be careful. I've certainly added orange peel before but I now like coriander seed and amarillo hops which both add an orange flavor.
 

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Are you guys adding the juices once fermentation has finished? What effect will the extra sugar have on the brew? Do you add less sugar when priming? Cheers
I added 2 litres to make a batch of 21.5 litres which I then fermented
 
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