Hoegaarden and orange juice.

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  1. Feb 14, 2020 #1

    dad_of_jon

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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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    I might try 2 liters then as a starting point for the recipe athumb..
     
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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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    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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