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Old 09-29-2008, 11:12 PM   #1
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So I brewed a 10 gallon home grown hop pale ale..and did S-05 5 gallon and S04 5 gallon..I love S 05 and first time using S04...but man this yeast is great..fermented fast ale this beer was crystal clear at 5 days... S05 is still cloudy...kudos on this yeast..

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Old 09-29-2008, 11:14 PM   #2
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S-04 is my go to english yeast. I love it, gonna be trying Wyeasts 1028 London Ale and test my luck.


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Old 09-30-2008, 02:38 AM   #3
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+1 S-04 in my stout. Just sweeter.
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:57 AM   #4
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I really like S-04 for any of my maltier type brews. I did an ofest with it and it actually turned out pretty... ofestish....
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Old 09-30-2008, 03:15 PM   #5
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+1 to both of the Safales. I keep 3 S-04s and 3 US-05's in my fridge at all times.
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I just recently pitched S-04 into an APA and saw bubbling in 4 hrs. No starter just rehydrated. So far I'm pretty impressed.
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Yep S-04 is a fast flocculator, makes a compact cake after about a week whereas S-05 takes about three weeks to drop out completely for me. Both yeasts are awesome, I rarely use anything else.
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Yep S-04 is a fast flocculator, makes a compact cake after about a week whereas S-05 takes about three weeks to drop out completely for me. Both yeasts are awesome, I rarely use anything else.
What fermentation temperature are using for the S-05?
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:08 PM   #9
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S-04 is my favorite Ale yeast because of the sediment compaction. Not to mention the fact that it is very consistent and if you ferment around 65 it is very very clean.
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last time i used it, it tasted horrible, metallic weirdness. i could only blame the yeast.

then i saw the carboy after sitting out for a couple more days. pellicle heaven. guess i got an infection.

i'll have to try s-04 again, i guess.


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