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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always gives the beer a good taste in a english style beer
Donald E S on Feb 27, 2021
Like it in other batches
Robbie Gilmore J on Feb 25, 2021
always gives the beer a good taste in a english style beer
Donald E S on Feb 27, 2021
Good for an Irish Red Beer
Matthew D. Y on Feb 26, 2021
Like it in other batches
Robbie Gilmore J on Feb 25, 2021
michael B on Feb 25, 2021
recipe called for it
Stephan J on Feb 22, 2021
Valued C on Feb 18, 2021
recommended for porter
James B on Feb 17, 2021
It's yeast. Show me how to make beer without yeast.
Steve Van T on Feb 9, 2021
had it before
Edward B on Feb 8, 2021
Suggested Item
Kevin R M on Feb 5, 2021
Classic yeast
B R on Feb 4, 2021
Otter Creek Stovepipe Porter was the best, and clones I researched used this. Plus all these other ingredients are European, so why not.
ethan h on Feb 4, 2021
Looking for a slightly lower temp fermentation with a little less fruitiness
Ryan H on Feb 4, 2021
because it is not included with kit
Michael K on Jan 30, 2021
Takes off like a rocket, DY these days are perfect!
Christopher Arndt on Jan 30, 2021
Im trying out some english brown ale
Garry B on Jan 29, 2021
worked with the kit I bought, and I am familiar with this brand
Michael W on Jan 29, 2021
every time I get liquid yeast from you guys it is spoiled in shipment
ryan k on Jan 28, 2021
Beau J I on Jan 27, 2021
I prefer dry yeast
Michael W S on Jan 25, 2021
US-05 finishes dry for some styles
KEVIN A on Jan 25, 2021
used before
john b on Jan 25, 2021
It popped up in drop down. I assume it is highly recommended by MoreBeer!
Robbie Gilmore J on Jan 22, 2021
great ale yeast
Jeff L on Jan 16, 2021
Recommended yeast per recipe
David W on Jan 13, 2021
Used before
Michael G on Jan 12, 2021
I get great results with dried yeast.
bruce f on Jan 11, 2021
recipe item
Steven E H on Jan 8, 2021
always works great
Mark H on Jan 6, 2021
I’ve had great luck with this
Jeff B on Jan 6, 2021
Jim G on Jan 5, 2021
Ferment around 72 F and goes with my Beer Stile
David E on Jan 3, 2021
it's dry
David G on Dec 31, 2020
Possible recipe use later and as a back up
Daniel J L on Dec 31, 2020
Scott E on Dec 23, 2020
It's dry
Jane K on Dec 23, 2020
T. Dan on Dec 21, 2020
Ronnie R on Dec 20, 2020
It makes a great English ale.
Wayne H on Dec 19, 2020
My go to for English ales
:Jeff W. on Dec 18, 2020
keith k. on Dec 18, 2020
White labs not available
Jeffrey M on Dec 17, 2020
My husband prefers the dry yeast for brewing
Margaret A W on Dec 16, 2020
Ale yeast is recommended and I prefer dry yeast.
Valued C on Dec 16, 2020
As recommended
Jens V on Dec 15, 2020
this was the only yeast available, so have to trust that it will work with this kit.
Warren L on Dec 15, 2020
word of mouth
Stephan J on Dec 14, 2020
To reach the dollar amount for free shipping when purchasing the oxygen flow meter for my airplane.
Mark L F on Dec 11, 2020
Great all around ale yeast
Jeff L on Dec 11, 2020
for the beer
Charlie B on Dec 11, 2020
Good for an Irish Red Beer
Matthew D. Y on Feb 26, 2021
michael B on Feb 25, 2021
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.

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Rated 5 out of 5
The best
If you haven't used this yeast start now.
February 17, 2021
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Never Fails
EAsy and cheap. Works well.
September 15, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Yeast
The dry yeast is superior to any of the liquid yeasts. The liquid yeast arrive with very few live yeast cells. The dry yeast starts up very quickly and finished strong.

Might try some liquid yeast when the weather gets colder.
August 17, 2020
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Product, Interesting Shippong Choice
When I got this package, it came in a HUGE box. At first, I thought that it was 10 whole pounds of malt, but when I opened the box, I saw that it was the small 11 gram bag of these yeasts! I thought it was really funny how they chose to ship it! :). Evererything came as expected thoguth, so I have no complaints whatsoever.
July 14, 2020
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good all-around dry for Brit ales
I've used S-04 for numerous English bitters, porters, stouts. Gives that nice Brit profile, no esters if you keep it on the cool side. I usually run it around 64-68F, with great results. Works great for cider, too, as it doesn't ferment too dry, usually around 1.005 or so.
July 9, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
New go-to yeast
I've used liquid yeast for years and years and have gone to this yeast as my house yeast, drops out fast and holds firm to the bottom of the bottle for a nice clear pour. No more hassle of summertime shipments and you can keep more on hand. Eliminates the hassle of starters also. I rehydrate in wort and gently stir on a stir plate about an hour ahead of pitching and it start right up. Dry yeast has really come a long way.
May 15, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
Dry Yeast FTW
After 8 years of brewing, I've been going back to dry yeast, this is one of my go to yeast strains. Gets to work quickly and finishes super clear.
January 15, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I love this yeast
Another one of my go to yeast. Clean, fast, and forgiving. Taste great too.
December 28, 2019
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This is my favorite English yeast. I have used several different liquid yeast but this one had given the best performance and consistency
September 20, 2019
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
So far great fermintations!
If it works as good as 05 should be great
June 24, 2019
over 2 years ago