So I have a recipe to make a Sweet Stout and it calls for Wyeast (Whitbread) 1099.
Yeast I bought looks bad or very slow to start in starter...and I want to brew this Saturday....so it looks like the 1099 will not be ready or any good.
I have S-04 on hand in fridge and I have seen several posts that say it is same (or equal) to Wyeast 1099.
Is this true? Should this give me same or similar beer?
Also, got to thinking, what is the benefit of liquid yeast over dry? For liquid you need to do a starter.....and liquid costs more. For a dry yeast no starter needed and it is cheaper .....so why is liquid yeast seem to be preferred????