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I am getting ready to do my first nutty brown ale and because of where I live I am finding it hard to get certain ingrediants so I will have to substitute a few things. This particular recipe calls for White Labs English Ale Yeast (WLP002)- 1800 ml starter. All I have been able to find is Safale. So my question is, would the Safale S-04 Dry Ale Yeast work in place of the White Labs? Also, would it make much difference if I didn't make a starter and just poured the dry yeast right in?
 

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I am getting ready to do my first nutty brown ale and because of where I live I am finding it hard to get certain ingrediants so I will have to substitute a few things. This particular recipe calls for White Labs English Ale Yeast (WLP002)- 1800 ml starter. All I have been able to find is Safale. So my question is, would the Safale S-04 Dry Ale Yeast work in place of the White Labs? Also, would it make much difference if I didn't make a starter and just poured the dry yeast right in?

S-04 Is awesome and your gonna freak when you see how tight the yeast cake is. IT makes siphoning great.
 
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S-04 Is awesome and your gonna freak when you see how tight the yeast cake is. IT makes siphoning great.

Your right, it is a great yeast. I haven't tasted it yet but I mistakenly used it on my first brew which is still in the fermentor. I say "mistakenly" because I was making a Belgian Abbey Ale and soon found out that S-04 is an English Dry Ale yeast. Within the first 12 hours, fermentation was and still is highly active.
 

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Your right, it is a great yeast. I haven't tasted it yet but I mistakenly used it on my first brew which is still in the fermentor. I say "mistakenly" because I was making a Belgian Abbey Ale and soon found out that S-04 is an English Dry Ale yeast. Within the first 12 hours, fermentation was and still is highly active.

You can throw it right in dry, even though some say rehydrate I don't think it is necessary. It will substitute just fine for the White Labs maybe even better.
 
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