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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The right yeast for my beer
Wayne P on Oct 21, 2019
For brewing English porter
Rob B on Oct 10, 2019
The right yeast for my beer
Wayne P on Oct 21, 2019
Dry yeast is easier
Jason H on Oct 21, 2019
For brewing English porter
Rob B on Oct 10, 2019
Dry yeast makes the trip to Georgia a little easier in the summer than liquid yeast.
Steven P on Oct 9, 2019
Excellent yeast
Mohd A on Oct 5, 2019
I like this yeast.
Joseph L on Sep 27, 2019
Using for a famous citra pale ale clone
Todd C on Sep 24, 2019
afraid of hot weather for liquid yeast shipping
lee w on Sep 23, 2019
Frank K on Sep 20, 2019
Suggested yeast for kit purchased
Edward F on Sep 19, 2019
Russ Brodeur on Sep 14, 2019
I always have good luck with Safale yeast
Todd B on Sep 6, 2019
From the selection recommended
Gerald J F on Sep 5, 2019
Kevin B on Aug 28, 2019
good fermenting
Lucinda m T on Aug 28, 2019
For smoked maple stout
James S on Aug 28, 2019
brown ales and 805 clone
Jon S on Aug 28, 2019
easy to use to create yeast starter; fits the style
John R C on Aug 28, 2019
Summer heat
Tyler on Aug 28, 2019
David S on Aug 28, 2019
good product, price point
william n on Aug 28, 2019
for stout
Clark J on Aug 28, 2019
other !/2 of my favorite yeast
Michelle K on Aug 28, 2019
Try something different
Mark L on Aug 28, 2019
For my Irish Red Ale
Raymond B on Aug 28, 2019
backup yeast
STEPHEN J P on Jul 24, 2019
Trying something new.
Ben G on Jul 18, 2019
It's good!
Kevin Rudd on Jul 11, 2019
Many successful brews with this yeast.
Stephen K on Jun 28, 2019
Goes with type of kit I ordered
Craig A. W on Jun 27, 2019
Patrick R on Jun 22, 2019
for pale ale and brown ale
Shayne L on Jun 21, 2019
steve m on Jun 20, 2019
Chuck M on Jun 19, 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
Dry yeast is easier
Jason H on Oct 21, 2019
Dry yeast makes the trip to Georgia a little easier in the summer than liquid yeast.
Steven P on Oct 9, 2019

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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 month ago
So far great fermintations!
If it works as good as 05 should be great
June 24, 2019
8 months ago
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
1 year 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
1 year ago
Active and fast
Easy to use and fast fermentation.
September 26, 2018
1 year 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
1 year ago
Great yeast
This yeast always creates a clean, tasty beer. Such a great backup yeast to have on hand.
June 1, 2018