I did a bit of reading and it seems many commercially available stouts are fermented with lager yeast, so I thought let's give it a go see what the result is like. I picked up a Coopers stout kit for about £3.00 so it seemed like a good opportunity to experiment :-)
Yes my temperatures are well off this time but with some practice I will get there. I have it fermenting at 15 c that's the lowest I can get without throwing it in the shed. If I do that it's going to be dropping below 0 all the time with the weather.
My aim is to brew something drinkable with a bit of strength and experiment with a Guinness surger unit.