I am stil fairly new to homebrewing; on my third batch of real ale now, and I wanted to experiment with adding a few extra things to my brew: some elderflowers, and miscellaneous herbs.
My idea was to boil a small handful of these leaves up in a pan, strain it, and pour it in.
However, I would like some opinion on when the best time in the process would be to throw this stuff in? My guess is that I should wait until it hits the pressure barrel, since I don't want to add any extra sugars etc that could upset the fermentation process.
Or should I simply wait until it's ready to pour before adding anything extra, at the very last minute?