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Safale Ale S-04 Whitbread Strain Dry Yeast (11.5 grams)

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Safale Ale S-04 Whitbread Strain Dry Yeast (11.5 grams)

SKU: Y007

A classic English ale strain suitable for many British styles, especially porters and stouts. Fast and highly flocculant, this strain will produce very clear beers. Ferment in the low to mid 60's for a cleaner profile. Temperatures closer to 70 will help produce the fruity esters characteristic of some styles.

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Yeast: Safale S-04 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
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A well-known, commercial English ale yeast, selected for its fast fermentation character and its ability to form a very compact sediment at the end of the fermentation, helping to improve beer clarity. This yeast is recommended for the production of a large range of ale beers and is specially well adapted to cask-conditioned ales and fermentation in cylindro-conical tanks. Sedimentation: high. Final gravity: medium.
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Need more time. Having brewed yet due to the weather
March 21, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Good Dry Stout Yeast
Used in a batch of Stout, liked very much. Great attenuation. Nice dry effect.
December 28, 2017
Purchased
10 months ago
works
I don't know much about the yeast but this stuffed worked
January 18, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Blech
Weird character for the beer when it ferments warmer. Heed the warnings, follow the instructions and ferment on the cooler side of the range. This dry yeast is NOT a replacement for English liquid strains.
January 7, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Fast acting
Gets going pretty good within 3 hours or so, usually fully done in less than a week. Leaves a nice compact yeast cake for clean, clear beer. Subtle "English" type esters at 68-70F. This is my go to yeast for anything where I'm looking for just a subtle yeast character.
December 17, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
excellent results with this yeast
excellent results with this yeast
March 16, 2016
Safale Ale S-04, Good, Bad or Ulgy?
I've used Safale Ale S-04 in my brews and found it to do a marvelous job. I've used it dry, sprinkling on top of my wort and rehydrated. I live in a part of the country where I can not have liquid yeast delivered because of summer temperatures. This is a great brewing yeast alternative.
December 24, 2015
Outstanding universal yeast strain
One of my favorites. S-04 has a bit of a tang, but it is an excellent yeast strain, with very good attenuation and flavor characteristics; for any number of British yeast flavors, you can get 99% of the flavor profile with s-04.
June 14, 2014
Very Aggresive Yeast
Last Saturday I re-hydrated this yeast for 30 minutes in 90 degree water. I splashed my wort and stirred to aerate. I pitched around 5:00 PM and moved my 6.5 gallon bucket to dark warm room. The wort temp was 66 degrees and the room was 67 degrees. The next day around 3:00 PM it nearly blew the cover off the primary bucket._x000D__x000D_I ran to the hardware store and picked up some 1/2" tubing to make a blow off tube. When I left for work on Monday it had settled down and was still bubbling away at a fierce pace._x000D__x000D_Every time I have used this yeast there has always been a nice firm yeast cake on the bottom and attenuation has been around 75-77%. Safale S-04 does a great job, just be ready for some aggressive fermentation!_x000D__x000D_I have dry pitched in the past and it seems to work much better if you re-hydrate for 30 minutes. I will purchase the yeast again.
February 10, 2014
Great, basic yeast
This yeast is a lot like the US-05. It too is a cheap dry yeast that gets the job done with a single packet. The S-04 leaves a bit of spice, unlike its super-clean-fermenting cousin, but nothing over-the-top. The downside to this is that, like the US-05, the S-04 won't give you some of the complex characteristics that you might get out of flavorful strains of liquid yeast. But if you're brewing a beer that doesn't emphasize yeast profile too much, and you want just a little bit more character than the ultra-clean US-05, the S-04 is an excellent choice. I use it in many of my weaker English ales
February 9, 2014
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