Fermentis Dry Yeast - Safale S-04

Fermentis Dry Yeast - Safale S-04

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A well-known, commercial English ale yeast, selected for its fast fermentation character and its ability to form a very compact sediment at the end of the fermentation, helping to improve beer clarity. This yeast is recommended for the production of a large range of ale beers where big flavor is desired. Used in test batches here at B3 we were pleased with the clean flavor. Initial customer feedback has also been very high. Recommended temperature range: 64F-72F.

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great ale yeast
Jeff L on Jan 16, 2021
Used before
Michael G on Jan 12, 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.
David A 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 reliable yeast
Michael F on Dec 9, 2020
best choice
John U on Dec 9, 2020
time to make apple cider
Nolan Lee on Dec 2, 2020
Dean W on Dec 2, 2020
Upcoming brew day
Mainefolks on Nov 26, 2020
Great Ale/IPA year
Jeff L on Nov 26, 2020
I always use dry yeast
Nick L on Nov 23, 2020
Always get great results!
Cheryl H on Nov 22, 2020
William Kellner on Nov 21, 2020
Ease of use and storage and it is super consistent
Todd D on Nov 19, 2020
Great yeast
Rob B on Nov 19, 2020
Sweet Stout
Aaron P on Nov 18, 2020
always a solid choice
Andrew R on Nov 14, 2020
Feeling brave instead of Nottingham
Michael V on Nov 11, 2020
Keith S on Nov 10, 2020
Cheaper and I am shipping
Dennis J B on Nov 9, 2020
fit the brew
Ronald S on Nov 5, 2020
I use it often and I am satisfied with the results.
Robert G on Nov 4, 2020
great yeast for ales works better in cooler conditions than us-05
Jeff L on Nov 3, 2020
Easy and works great.
Beau J I on Oct 31, 2020
Need more for my next Session Ales
Stephen M. J on Oct 31, 2020
to make beer
Aaron W on Oct 31, 2020
Always good to have on hand.
JACOB M on Oct 31, 2020
Recommended yeast per recipe
David W on Jan 13, 2021
I get great results with dried yeast.
bruce f on Jan 11, 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
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
5 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
6 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
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 2 years ago