As the craft beer market is moving to adding more citrus to beers, so is the home brewing community.

Ever wonder how much citrus to add to get that awesome flavor in your beer? This handy table below is a great for deciding how much citrus to add. 

Ingredient Part of plant used Amount for 5 gal batch When to add Time (minutes)
 Bergamot  Peel, Dried 1 oz. (28 g) boil 15
Grapefruit zest, fresh 1 oz. (28 g) steep 15
Lemon zest, fresh 1 oz. (28 g) steep 15
Lemon Balm leaf, dried 1 oz. (28 g) steep 15
Lemongrass leaf, dried 0.5 oz (14 g) steep 10
Lime zest, fresh 1 oz. (28 g) steep 15
Makut leaf, dry powder 0.02 oz. (0.5 g)
Orange, Bitter peel, dried 1 oz. (28 g) boil 15
Orange, Madarin zest, fresh 1 oz. (28 g) steep 15
Orange, Navel zest, fresh 1 oz. (28 g) steep 15
Orange, Sweet peel, dried 1 oz. (28 g) boil 15
Tangerine zest, fresh 1 oz. (28 g) steep 15
Citrus Juice or Puree juice or puree 10 fl oz.  secondary
Citrus Essential Oils essential oil 1 drop secondary
Stika, J. (2016, March - April) Fresh Squeezed Homebrewing with Citrus. Brew Your Own, 38-44

 

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