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Old 03-15-2012, 04:40 PM   #1
Jan 2012
Valencia, Venezuela
Posts: 52

Hey lads,

Grettings to you all. I was just curious, is my first time using this yeast, I rehidrated it to the letter. The reason Im posting is because most of us know that the Coopers Lager is a really light and Pale not hoppy at all Beer kit. And as far as I know it shouldnt do much foam. This one is foaming like crazy. I used this recipe.

1 Coopers Lager Kit Can.
3 Lbs Golden Light DME.
500g Dark DME.
300g Corn Sugar.
1 oz Czech Saaz. ( 1/2 @ 60min and 1/2 @ 20min )

1 Pkg Safale S04 ( 11,5g) Rehidrated pitched @ 72F / 23L batch

After only just 12 hours foam has almost 10 inches high. Smells great seems great. Just wondering is this could be posible. So far im loving how fast this yeast is munchin away sugars. Has anyone tried this yeast? Is this normal on light pale beers ?

Thanks for reading.

Happy brewing all!

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Old 03-15-2012, 04:42 PM   #2
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Jun 2008
Nashville, TN
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Oh yes, I love me some S04. It's a real beast. Clears up fast too.

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Old 03-15-2012, 04:47 PM   #3
Jan 2012
Valencia, Venezuela
Posts: 52


Yes its looking like a really good choice for me now. And its price is even greater!

Thanks berner. Just wanted to make sure it was normal. Looks like a really nice Ale yeast.

Cheers lads!

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Old 03-15-2012, 04:47 PM   #4
Mar 2012
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Agreed! S04 works fast, so maybe this is why you're seeing more krausen than normal. I brewed an Irish Red with this yeast and it dropped out very clear, plus the yeast in the bottles flocced out so well in the fridge that I can just dump the whole thing into a serving glass and the yeast stays painted onto the bottom of the bottle.

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Old 03-15-2012, 04:50 PM   #5
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Oct 2008
San Antonio
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S-04 is bad a**, I keep it cool at 62 and the foam will die back and be done in 3 days tops. Still you want to wait at least 10-14 days though.

Primaries: Mojave Red (AG)
Kegs: Hibiscus Saison (AG), Orange Kolsch (AG) , Cocunut Porter
Future Brew: Wee Heavy

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