Probably won't be able to brew this weekend, but I do need to bottle or keg my first attempt at Jamil's Black Forest Stout.
I did tweak it a little bit.
After racking from the primary to the secondary, I used cocoa powder (Nestle low fat, unsweetened) x 1 month for flavor, and cocoa nibs x 2 weeks for aroma. I did not use the cherry puree (couldn't find anything except crappy pie filling with preservatives), but I did find RW Knudsen "Just Black Cherry" 100% juice. I did the math and found that one 32 oz bottle per 5 gallons of beer would be just about perfect for priming (given the sugar content of the juice). Since it is going straight into the bottle or keg, I shouldn't lose any cherry flavor or aroma. I just hope it doesn't "thin" the body of the beer too much (as opposed to using the cherry puree, as the original recipe calls for.) I'll let you know how it turns out.