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Offline MRMARTINSALES

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Safale S-04
« on: November 08, 2017, 01:27:54 PM »
Hi,

Ive done a few brews recently of a british golden ale which ive used safale s-04 as the yeast.

I find that the yeast produces a sweet tang to the beer which is undesirable, Fermentation is maintained at 18degrees C througout.

Has anybody else experienced this with S-04 and would a different yeast be better for a golden ale?

Thanks

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Re: Safale S-04
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 01:51:08 PM »
Hi,

Ive done a few brews recently of a british golden ale which ive used safale s-04 as the yeast.

I find that the yeast produces a sweet tang to the beer which is undesirable, Fermentation is maintained at 18degrees C througout.

Has anybody else experienced this with S-04 and would a different yeast be better for a golden ale?

Thanks

I've used it 4x and it always produces that flavor it's pretty much a characteristic of the yeast!

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Re: Safale S-04
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 02:17:00 PM »
I would use WLP005 for a British GA - it's malty, but WLP001 would also work
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Re: Safale S-04
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2017, 09:44:34 AM »
British beer historian, Ron Pattinson, has posted only one Golden Ale recipe that I can find on his blog. It uses WLP007.

http://barclayperkins.blogspot.com/2015/07/lets-brew-wednesday-1952-strong-golden.html
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Re: Safale S-04
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2017, 10:41:13 AM »
I hate to say it, but "sweet tang" is a perfect description for an issue I've had in the past which was an infection.  Think that's possible?

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Re: Safale S-04
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2017, 12:05:41 PM »
I hate to say it, but "sweet tang" is a perfect description for an issue I've had in the past which was an infection.  Think that's possible?

Nope because I've had a few beers get infected and never had sweetness. I can tell you it's from the yeast.

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Re: Safale S-04
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2017, 07:37:02 AM »
I hate to say it, but "sweet tang" is a perfect description for an issue I've had in the past which was an infection.  Think that's possible?

Nope because I've had a few beers get infected and never had sweetness. I can tell you it's from the yeast.

I'm confused, why are you answering for the OP?  I was asking MRMARTINSALES.

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Re: Safale S-04
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2017, 09:59:23 PM »
I hate to say it, but "sweet tang" is a perfect description for an issue I've had in the past which was an infection.  Think that's possible?

Nope because I've had a few beers get infected and never had sweetness. I can tell you it's from the yeast.

I'm confused, why are you answering for the OP?  I was asking MRMARTINSALES.

I'm telling the guy that infections aren't going to taste sweet! you are misreading what I typed.