Started my first stout tonight. Followed this recipe
and so far so good. I lost a LOT of volume during the steep/boil because of the oats and steeping grains.
This is also my first brew using just tap water treated with campden tablets. We'll see how it goes!
Windsor yeast, rehydrated when brewing started and pitched at 77F.
Also, I think I decided I really like Fuggles hops. The smell is just so good, lol. I bit into a pellet and noticed a slightly spicy flavor.
Hopefully it's a good one!