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I'm getting ready to make my first Saison (all grain). This will be the first beer I've made that uses any kind of spice. The recipe I'm using is for a 5g batch. I'll be making a 20g batch. The 5g recipe calls for adding 1oz of Bitter Orange. If I was just scaling the recipe up linearly I'd use 4oz. My gut tells me this might be too much. Should I follow my gut and use only 2oz or should I go with what the recipe calls for?

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If you're scaling everything else linearly, you want to do the same with the orange peel, too.

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It could be too much, but it depends what it's playing against. If you're also scaling a certain amount of residual sugar, such as from caramel malts, then it could be fine.

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