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Safale S-04 English Ale Yeast - Fermentis

Safale S-04 English Ale Yeast - Fermentis

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Homebrewers love this commercial English Ale yeast for its big, clean flavor; its rapid fermentation; and its highly flocculant character.

 
Widely recommended for practically any American or English style beer, S-04 yeast a rapid starter and finisher which settles out extremely well, leading to a clean finished beer. Great to keep a few packets as back-ups or just to use as a less-expensive alternative to liquid cultures.
 
This yeast can be pitched directly, but if you prefer to rehydrate, the instructions are below.
 
Sprinkle the yeast in a minimum of 10 times its weight of sterile water or wort (we suggest 4 oz) at 70°F to 77°F (21 to 25 °C). Do not stir. Leave to rest 15 to 30 minutes. Gently stir for 30 minutes, and pitch the resultant cream into the fermentation vessel.
 
Recommended temperature range: 64F-72F.
 
*See the technical data sheet below for more information on rehydration, usage and storage.
 
Like Fermentis US-04 English Ale Yeast? Then you will love CellarScience® ENGLISH Dry Yeast!
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Ive used this before with good results and dry yeast safer in summer
Michael Cooling on Aug 12, 2022
Fairly bland yeast
Ryan M on Aug 4, 2022
Ive used this before with good results and dry yeast safer in summer
Michael Cooling on Aug 12, 2022
Good all purpose UK ale yeast
Alan V on Aug 11, 2022
Fairly bland yeast
Ryan M on Aug 4, 2022
It fits tyhe beer style
Floyd Jamison on Aug 2, 2022
Trying something new
Valued C on Jul 23, 2022
Great yeast
Logan K on Jul 19, 2022
One of the yeast strains I've been using since I started brewing, and it's great
Mario N on Jul 14, 2022
Like dry yeast.
Henry F B on Jul 11, 2022
for brew day
Raymond G M on Jul 4, 2022
works well
Fred B on Jul 2, 2022
Velvet Hammer recipe
Scott T on Jun 21, 2022
Tree House Julius Clone
Jake B on Jun 20, 2022
back up yeast
Cody M on Jun 17, 2022
my go to
Ernesto T on Jun 14, 2022
part of recipe
Mark on Jun 8, 2022
reliable yeast
Murf on Jun 3, 2022
No cold pack required
Kenneth C on Jun 3, 2022
Always works good especially in a starter.
Jeff Faldowski on May 24, 2022
One of my go to's...consistent results...
JOHN S on May 19, 2022
Fantastic ale yeast for cider. Tight flocculation and decent temp range.
Kevin A on May 19, 2022
Reputation
Thomas J C on May 12, 2022
A decent yeast for Scottish ale
Lloyd M on May 6, 2022
My recipe
Lee C on May 4, 2022
Always works for me
Charlie on May 4, 2022
Reliable English ale yeast, fruity, floral, less efficient leaves sweetness
Ken K on May 4, 2022
Like profile
Marco C on May 3, 2022
like the product
Steve J on Apr 28, 2022
good prior experiences
Kevin G on Apr 17, 2022
I used this before on this DME kit and it worked great.
Logan K on Apr 6, 2022
Recommendation from a Renaissance Fair vender.
Loker J K on Mar 29, 2022
I need it for a recipe
Justin D. F on Mar 23, 2022
Experience
John W on Mar 16, 2022
Experience with brewing
Andrew V on Mar 16, 2022
looking for slightly more esters than the neutral US-05
Bill Bovatsek on Mar 12, 2022
It’s good to have extra yeast lying around
Riley O on Mar 10, 2022
Easy storage
Adam W on Mar 9, 2022
it was blue
Bill M on Mar 8, 2022
Always dry yeast
Donald A on Mar 7, 2022
I have used this brand and have had great results.
Henry F B on Mar 1, 2022
for a recipe
Bill on Mar 1, 2022
forgot to pick some up at the brew shop
james j D on Feb 25, 2022
This dry yeast works great, I use it for medium ABV stouts
Joseph M on Feb 24, 2022
package color looked pretty
Benedict V on Feb 22, 2022
to have on hand
Kyle J on Feb 16, 2022
British Ales
Sheila S on Feb 15, 2022
Good yeast
Steve H on Feb 12, 2022
Future beer brewing
Trevor G F on Feb 10, 2022
My stout would be lacking without it. ;?)
Doc Farmer on Feb 7, 2022
Recommended yeast for kit
Paul S on Feb 3, 2022
always reliable
Andrew R on Feb 3, 2022
Good all purpose UK ale yeast
Alan V on Aug 11, 2022
It fits tyhe beer style
Floyd Jamison on Aug 2, 2022
What is the alcohol tolerance of this yeast? I didn't see it mentioned on the TDS.
Mark on Dec 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: At least 8% - because that's what my imperial stout came out as. This is a pretty great yeast. It's crazy fast (control ferm temps) and the yeast cake clarifies into concrete at the bottom of the fermenter. Mostly I use US-05.
Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5
Easy Peasy
I like the convenience and ease of Fermentis Dry Yeast. Safale S-04 has worked well on all the batches I’ve used it on.
April 18, 2022
Purchased
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Yeast 04
It works like it should.
February 13, 2022
Purchased
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Salale 04
Works as advertised.
January 3, 2022
Purchased
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Worked great
This was my first time using dry yeas and I was very happy. The lag time to fermentation was short and my beer tasted the same as when I was using Liquid yeast.
October 11, 2021
Purchased
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
The go to for my stouts!
August 5, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect for my Recipe
I use this for most of the ale that I brew and recommend it for any English style ale, such as amber or stout. Lag time is about 4 hrs and it completes within 4-5 days. it attenuates nicely. I tried liquid yeast and found that the lag time is much longr (up to 12 hrs or more.) I do switch to CALI for American style cream ales of summer wheat and to lager yeast for lagers, but I use this for everything else.
April 14, 2021
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good yeast
Fermented a 1.065 wort down to 1.012 in less than 72 hours. Good yeast. At higher temp ranges I notice some citrus notes.
April 8, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Never had a stuck fermentation or off flavors with S04.
March 13, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
The best
If you haven't used this yeast start now.
February 17, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Never Fails
EAsy and cheap. Works well.
September 15, 2020
Purchased
over 4 years ago