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I asked a while back on adding peppers and was given a link to an excellent article on adding chillies to beer. I went with the dry hopping technique, and used chipotle peppers instead of the original plan of jalapenos or habaneros because I wanted the smokey flavor and I was not at all disappointed by the outcome. In fact, I loved it. I want to do it ...
You tagged with first-time-brewer... if this is true, I would caution against making an infused beer right out the gate. Fancy beers can be a tricky proposition. That said, my best guess is that you could do an infusion similar to using vanilla, since it seems like a similar plant. See this question & answers about vanilla. There's some discussion ...
I wouldn't waste time on such an out of date kit. Even if you get a new sachet of yeast (the supplied yeast is almost certainly not viable) the extract 'goop" will probably have staled, tasting soapy and bitter. You're better off getting a fresh kit. My very first brew was also a 5 year old kit, and all I produced was 20 liters of vinegar.
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