Is there a down side to boiling 1 inch of licorice stick in some water then cooling and adding to primary? Two weeks ago I brewed an Imperial Stout. I wanted to add 1 inch of licorice stick to the boil but it hadn't arrived by brew day. Its fully attenuated now. I was going to rack to secondary but wonder if I really need to.
Also, any thoughts on adding nibs and vanilla bean to primary?