I just ordered a cream stout kit from midwest and want to add a few things. If anyone has suggestions, thoughts or experience with any of these please let me know.
Adding some chocolate (cocoa powder? real chocolate?) to the boil.
Adding raspberries (real fruit?, extract?) to the secondary.
Adding some vanilla (bean?, extract?) not sure when.
Anyone tried any of these in a cream stout? How did it turn out, how did you do it? Any suggestions, thoughts, warnings would be greatly appreciated.