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.
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To keep on hand for emergencies.
Brett Binns on Jun 11, 2019
for when I need yeast stat for an impromptu brewday
Jonathan B on Jun 8, 2019
To keep on hand for emergencies.
Brett Binns on Jun 11, 2019
Barry Holbrook on Jun 10, 2019
for when I need yeast stat for an impromptu brewday
Jonathan B on Jun 8, 2019
experimenting vs S-05
Eric R on Jun 6, 2019
its awesome
Roger K W on May 24, 2019
need it for scottish ale
Tim Roscher on May 20, 2019
Best IPA yeast
Lauren W on May 15, 2019
Summer time
Michael F on May 15, 2019
Excellent yeast works great for many recipes. DIPA / IPA /PALE / STOUT
Nicholas A D on May 14, 2019
I have used this yeast make many styles of ales and this is reliable yeast especially in the warmer months of the year. I always rehydrate my yeast even though it is not required.
David B on Apr 29, 2019
need it
Antonio M on Apr 27, 2019
Reliable and tasty
Craig Peacock on Apr 27, 2019
For fast fermentation
Chad L on Apr 25, 2019
i like
Christian f on Apr 23, 2019
used it before
Shawn L on Apr 23, 2019
I use it regularly for English-style ales.
Daryl M on Apr 20, 2019
A favorite
Joe B on Apr 16, 2019
Making an Irish Red
Edward L on Apr 16, 2019
Yeast blend
John F on Apr 11, 2019
It was recommended.
S L on Apr 10, 2019
good results!
Jurgen K on Apr 10, 2019
john p on Apr 4, 2019
Used it before and dry yeast is more versatile for shipping
Michael Cooling on Mar 30, 2019
Always ferments
Colin M on Mar 29, 2019
Strong fermenter
Mark M on Mar 22, 2019
good to have around
Donald H on Mar 18, 2019
No dry ice required
Lisa R P on Mar 18, 2019
Had good luck with it in the past
Roger H on Mar 9, 2019
for kit
Jerry W on Mar 1, 2019
Called for by recipe.
Chris H on Feb 21, 2019
Part of my oatmeal stout recipe
Adam on Feb 20, 2019
Always worked for me
David M on Feb 19, 2019
Made an IPA with Mosiac and Citra hops with this yeast. Turned out amazing!
Stephen H on Feb 19, 2019
Familiar with it
Glenn R on Feb 18, 2019
dry yeast does not need ice packs to ship or refrigeration to store
Michael M on Feb 13, 2019
Carl on Feb 13, 2019
Great stuff for Ales
SCOTT R on Feb 13, 2019
recommended by a friend
Tyler R on Feb 12, 2019
Just because
Ron K on Feb 12, 2019
for stout and irish red
Chuck B on Feb 11, 2019
used this many times before and it works great, very clean
Todd B D on Feb 8, 2019
recommended and ships well
scott G on Feb 5, 2019
This is a great yeast. I chews through even big beers in 3 days. Alot like S-05 but finishes faster.
Douglas M on Feb 5, 2019
previous purchase
Curtis B on Feb 1, 2019
This has become my favorite yeast. Fast starting.
Alby P on Jan 26, 2019
Brian D H on Jan 11, 2019
Have completely gone to dry hops. This product delivers just as well as liquid yeasts. It is easier and cheaper too.
PAUL C on Jan 1, 2019
I have used this yeast before with good results and it has never let me down
Bret B on Dec 31, 2018
fermenting an oatmeal stout
Pete O on Dec 27, 2018
It's perfect for my IPA
LUIS LAVARREDA/2019589 on Dec 21, 2018
Barry Holbrook on Jun 10, 2019
experimenting vs S-05
Eric R on Jun 6, 2019

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Fast and Clean!
To those new to brewing, play it safe with Safale S-04. Don't worry about hydrating, pitch it dry and stir it in. It works fast and clears out fast. I typically get crystal clear ale in 4 days with this stuff. I've tried several and keep coming back to this one. I brew 3 gallon batches on the stove top, use 1/2 pack, tape it shut and use the rest within a couple weeks with no problems.
Fast and clean!
Fast and clean!
March 7, 2019
8 months ago
Always keep some on hand.
Mostly use liquid yeasts with a yeast starter. Always like to keep a couple of varieties of Safale dry on hand. Easy to store and lasts a long time. Handy to have in case of a yeast emergency.
February 5, 2019
11 months ago
Active and fast
Easy to use and fast fermentation.
September 26, 2018
9 months 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
9 months ago
Great yeast
This yeast always creates a clean, tasty beer. Such a great backup yeast to have on hand.
June 1, 2018