Safale S-04 Cal-Commen

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DannyD

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So I made a Cal -commen type beer with pale malt and 25% corn adjuct, and used S-04. SG was 1.045 finnished @ 1.012, Used A Hallertau hybrid (called US- 4/78 )1oz @ 60
I recon the fermentation temp was stable @ 19 C
Bottle conditioned with sugar 2,5 weeks @ 15C

The thing is it has a distincte citrus flavour?
what can it be?
Dont think its the hops because it did not taste like that in other experimental batches?
IS it still just "green"?
 

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Its probably a combination of still being green and esters from the s-04 yeast. That yeast is not a clean fermenting yeast and is more intended for English style beers where fruity esters are desired.
 
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Good example for a clean fermenting Fermentis yeast........?
 

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Its probably a combination of still being green and esters from the s-04 yeast.
I've always used Safale S-04 for my pale ales and never had estery flavors .

19 Degrees C is a good temperature for this yeast strain . It will produce such flavors at around 24C and above .

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Never used S-04 before, so cant speak to whether that's a characteristic or not. I would think you are ok with fermentation temp of 19C / 66F. S-05 is clean fermenting though from the one time I used it in a cream ale.
 
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I've always used Safale S-04 for my pale ales and never had estery flavors .

19 Degrees C is a good temperature for this yeast strain . It will produce such flavors at around 24C and above .

Hector
Well this in also interesting, but how would you interpret Fermetation temp, or what do most people refer to: the temp of the beer or the temp in the "closet"?
 

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how would you interpret Fermetation temp, or what do most people refer to: the temp of the beer or the temp in the "closet"?
"Fermentis" recommends fermenting at 15-24C with S-04 .

I always keep my ambient temperature at 19C and I've never had estery flavors .

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