SafAle S-04 (S-04)
Type: Yeast • Packet: Dry
Species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae
English ale brewer's yeast selected for its fast fermentation profile. Produces balanced fruity and floral notes. Due to its flocculation power, tends to produce beers with higher clarity. Ideal for a large range of American and English Ales - including highly hopped beers - and is specially adapted to cask-conditioned and beers fermented in cylindro-conical tanks.
Brewing Properties of SafAle S-04
The functional properties of brewing yeasts have a direct impact on the performance, quality and economics of the resulting beer.
The alcohol tolerance determines the ABV at which yeast cells go dormant and stop fermenting.
Attenuation refers to the percentage of sugars converted to alcohol and carbon dioxide, as measured by specific gravity.
Flocculation refers to the tendency of yeast to form clumps called "flocs" that drop in order to make the beer clear.
The optimal temperature is the range in which the yeast performs best without putting off any off-flavors. Pitching the yeast into wort usually happens at the low end of the temperature range.
Comparable Beer Yeasts
If you cannot find SafAle S-04 (S-04) anywhere, you can substitute one of the following yeasts for a similiar result.
Common Beer Styles using SafAle S-04
These are the most popular beer styles that make use of the SafAle S-04 yeast:
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