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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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Bought this to use for an Old Ale.
Jerry Mansfield on Aug 17, 2018
Try domething different and ser how it tastes.
Jim H on Jul 25, 2018
Bought this to use for an Old Ale.
Jerry Mansfield 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
I like this. used it before with good result
Kevin G on May 7, 2018
used before
Randy M on May 5, 2018
Great past performance
Kevin D on May 5, 2018
Good Quality
Thomas D on May 4, 2018
friend recommended
Darin J on May 3, 2018
try a new yeast
Dependable Landscape on May 1, 2018
This is my standard yeast for English style ales. Easy to use, consistent results
Aric Luebbering on May 1, 2018
Find this yeast is perfect. Great abv, great flocculation
Liane S on Apr 26, 2018
I have always had good success with Fermentis
Greg M on Apr 24, 2018
Consistent fermentation
JC D on Apr 24, 2018
Never fails
Cowboytitantech on Aug 8, 2018
It works well with red ale.
Chris P on Jul 24, 2018
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Great yeast
This yeast always creates a clean, tasty beer. Such a great backup yeast to have on hand.
June 1, 2018