I'm going to brew a cream stout this weekend, and want to make it a little different by adding some vanilla bean and sweet orange peal to the recipe. I've never worked with either ingredient, so I don't have any idea what constitutes a reasonable amount for a 5 gallon batch. Does anyone with experience using either of these additions have any recommendations?
I've added Orange to a wheat beer in the past to add a bit of extra flavour. Really nice in the summer on the deck. What I used was one large orange per gallon. I put in whole orange slices with peel, but know that generally they recommend zest and maybe the juice depending on the recipe.