I want to brew my first batch of pure wheat beer. But instead of Hop I want to use either dried orange peel or freshly grated ginger. Kindly suggest what to use and in what quantity should I use and when should I add those.....

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For 24 liters of wheat beer (like "Hoegarden") I used 10 - 14 g of dried bitter orange peel with 7g of fresh coriander seed from the kitchen garden. I have not used ginger in beer, but for ginger flavored drinks I find 1 teaspoon for 5 Litres gives the drink a slight warmth - so 5 teaspoons of ginger for 24 L would be a useful place to start. I am sure others would double or triple that amount!

  • Thanks for your suggestions. So if I have got it right that instead of using hop pellet I can use 14 gm of orange peel with 7 gm coriander seed. Aug 30, 2017 at 4:38
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    Normally you would use orange peel and coriander in addition to hop. Without hop your beer will probably not keep very long. However, if you do not want hop bitter I suggest you add hops only to get an IBU of 20.
    – chthon
    Aug 30, 2017 at 6:32
  • For how long then we can preserve it without using hop.... Aug 30, 2017 at 8:33
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    I have made unhopped wheat beer using coriander and orange peel and I kept it in bottles for 6 months or so. It might have kept longer but we drank it! :0) IMHO, alcoholic yeast fermentations with dissolved CO2 are relatively stable in sealed, air-tight bottles. Aug 30, 2017 at 12:42
  • Thanks a lot. If u could suggest what kind a yeast you have used and in what quantity. With that the temperature maintained during fermentation. Aug 30, 2017 at 13:26

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