New to home-brewing so am using extract kits for now. So far I have completed one brew start to finish. That was the rye stout. Currently I have a Baltic porter and the SHB2 fermenting. After I transfer the Baltic porter to the secondary this weekend I want to try the Spiced Winter Ale Extract Kit. I love a very spiced beer and seeing that NB reduced the spice amount concerns me a bit. I was thinking of augmenting the spice NB supplies with my own mix, probably no additional cloves though.
My question is should I add them at end of boil like the kit states or add them in the secondary? If adding in the secondary I also suppose I can take samples as it ages and add more to taste, is that correct?
Appreciate the advice.