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fergi

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howdy guys,well i put down an esb pilsner a few days ago.i used 34/70 saflager yeast but after 3 days there was not a hint of any action,tried bringing temp up to around 20 to see if this would kick it in and tried stirring up off the bottom too,"nothing".not even a sign of any crausen,i took sg again and this confirmed that it had not even budged.so i went back to hbs and told him and after all the suggestions what to do i said ive tried all that,any way he didnt have a spare lager yeast and as i am out past gawler and it was getting late i didnt have time to go in to adelaide just to get another lager yeast,so he ends up giving me a safale s04 ale yeast,now this has kicked off and is away nicely but what i would like to know has any one had this happen or used an ale yeast in the esb pilsners and what did it come out like
cheers
fergi
 

Mr Bond

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Did you rehydrate the yeast?It usually indicates viability.

If you keep the s04 at 16c or thereabouts it will provide a cleaner flavour,don,t go above 20 or you will get banana.

I guess you will just have a very pale euro ale :p
 

jgriffin

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I've done the ESB 3kg ksit with safale. Keep the temps down as low as possible - like 16C fot hat yeast. I found the safale produced lots of esters that stood out like dogs balls in a pilsner.
 

fergi

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thanks brauluver,no i didnt rehydrate this time but i did last time,it worked fine then,this time i just put the yeast in dry,dissapointed though as i really wanted to try the pilner done with lager yeast
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fergi
 
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