Time to join the crowd and start one of these brew day thread things This will be the first brew of 2020. My parents are coming to stay with us at the end of February so I need to brew something that my dad will actually enjoy. He is a little bit stuck in his ways (it was only recently I converted him from Lager to drinking ales). That said, he has it in his head he doesn't like any grapefruit/citrus flavours in ales which pretty much restricts him to malty beers. His go to beers are Guinness and St Austell's HSD, so I'll have a go at producing something similar. I'm not brewing a clone, as I think I can make something a little more interesting, but this should be pretty close. Dry Irish Stout Made a starter last night with Wyeast 1084. This is likely the Guinness strain so a good place to start. Any clean yeast would do the job but having never used 1084 before I'm looking forward to using this in the next beer, fermenting a little warmer and seeing what it's all about.