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Safale S-04 English Ale Yeast - Fermentis
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Description

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.
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for gluten free beer recipe
James S on Oct 18, 2018
Smithwick Yeast.
J I on Oct 9, 2018
for gluten free beer recipe
James S on Oct 18, 2018
Fermentis is just so reliable and predictable.
klaypigeon on Oct 17, 2018
Smithwick Yeast.
J I on Oct 9, 2018
Favorite
Preston T on Oct 6, 2018
Another of my favorites
William H. B on Oct 4, 2018
good yeast
Bruce G on Oct 4, 2018
For use in my short melomels
Richie on Sep 26, 2018
Good for priming
Jay E on Sep 24, 2018
Yeast recommended for the style of beer I'm making
rideordie007 on Sep 24, 2018
need it
Jack M on Sep 22, 2018
london porter
John W on Sep 20, 2018
It works.
Craig M on Sep 19, 2018
part of a brown ale recipe
Ronald K on Sep 13, 2018
Always works well
Jim M on Sep 6, 2018
i hope its the right yeast
richard s on Aug 27, 2018
Plan to use with Rye Malt
James S on Aug 27, 2018
Solid yeast
William P on Aug 27, 2018
best dry yeast for british style ales
Roberto B on Aug 24, 2018
Good stuff
Michael C on Aug 21, 2018
Bought this to use for an Old Ale.
Big J on Aug 17, 2018
Never fails
Cowboytitantech on Aug 8, 2018
Try domething different and ser how it tastes.
Jim H on Jul 25, 2018
It works well with red ale.
Chris P on Jul 24, 2018
I don't brew right away. This stuff can live in the fridge til' I am ready
Chris S on Jul 17, 2018
Recipe
Charles M on Jul 14, 2018
Like the product
Jeff F on Jul 14, 2018
It was recommended in book
Steven W on Jul 13, 2018
Avoiding live yeast in hot months. Very reliable with no starter
Michael Blair H on Jul 12, 2018
Convenience
Marc K on Jul 11, 2018
Recipe
Miguel Ugarte on Jul 3, 2018
Used it before
Pat L on Jun 29, 2018
Great product
Jimmie J B on Jun 26, 2018
works for our mead
Roger K W on Jun 26, 2018
Porter yeast
Valued C on Jun 26, 2018
Good
Jeff W on Jun 26, 2018
I know liquid yeasrt is preferred but I have great results with dry yeast
Gary H on Jun 26, 2018
Wanted to switch it up and try a different yeast
Danny L on Jun 6, 2018
Recommended
Tim Fried on Jun 5, 2018
to keep on hand
Mitchell D on Jun 5, 2018
dependable generic yeast
Christopher B on May 31, 2018
right for what I'm brewing
Ken L on May 28, 2018
Needed a highly flocculant English strain for a milkshake IPA
Robert F G on May 22, 2018
to get to free shipping
CLINT S on May 19, 2018
Great clean yeast for IPA
Clayton B on May 17, 2018
Great dependable yeast.
Jeffrey Palmer on May 17, 2018
used it before
Wes B on May 17, 2018
back up dry yeast
steven w on May 16, 2018
I like the results
Leigh D on May 16, 2018
staple of my brewery
Scott O on May 14, 2018
brown ale
Chandler O on May 9, 2018
Fermentis is just so reliable and predictable.
klaypigeon on Oct 17, 2018
Favorite
Preston T on Oct 6, 2018
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Active and fast
Easy to use and fast fermentation.
September 26, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
I use different yeast for different brews and to date I have alway had absolute success with every purchase; including safale S-04
September 20, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Great yeast
This yeast always creates a clean, tasty beer. Such a great backup yeast to have on hand.
June 1, 2018