« on: December 02, 2013, 01:37:56 PM »
I used 2 packs of S-04 per 5gal in a Russian Imperial Stout and it did very well.I was happy with S04 in a barleywine.
I get a distinct "bready" note from S-04 that I don't get from the liquid English Ale strains. I like it in certain styles (roasty/toasty styles like brown ales & porters), but no so much in others (fruitier styles like ESB's). I've always been leery in using it in something like a barleywine, since I'm afraid that the bready character would be amplified in a bigger beer with a bigger pitch of yeast. Have you guys found that to be the case?
I double pitched it in a Wee Heavy, starting gravity 1.080, and it came out great.