Safale 04 American Brown Ale

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i've used it quite a few times for my brown ale with good results. i try to keep the temps down in the low 60's to keep the fruitiness to a minimum though. s04 ferments and clears very fast... i think the big flavors of an american brown are fine with it, and i personally like american hops with the fruitiness of the yeast.
 

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If you're wanting to stick to style, then go with 05. But if you don't care about that, 04 would be tasty as well. I've used both.
 

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Moose Drool uses an English Ale yeast and it's listed in the BJCP style guidelines as one of the examples of an American Brown Ale, so I say hell yeah to S04.

Down with the American Ale hegemony! Crappy bland, non-flocculating, boring yeast...
 

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Down with the American Ale hegemony! Crappy bland, non-flocculating, boring yeast...
Haha, hilarious. I don't often use the 11056/US-05/001, but it has its place. It sure doesn't bring much flavor to the party.

S-04 will make a great brown ale. If it's a real American style taste you're after, I'd go with an American ale yeast. English strains will be just as good (and generally better, if you ask me), but make for a slightly different beer.
 
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