Q: I purchased this beer kit from Amazon. I have brewed it and it is fermenting but I'm not sure I did the spice pack (orange and lemon peel) right. A Youtube video suggested that the spice pack plus the second hop addition be put in a steeping sock for the last 15 minutes. I'm now wondering if I should have dumped the spice bag directly into the boil and left the peels in for the fermentation?? I can always get some more peels and add them when I rack the beer. Thanks for a great kit!
A: The spices can be added either to the boil or into secondary. More peel can be added to steep in secondary for 1-2 weeks if you feel that flavor needs to be increased before bottling or kegging.