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Safale US-05 American Ale Yeast - Fermentis

Safale US-05 American Ale Yeast - Fermentis

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Formally US-56, US-05 is a strain of yeast that creates that classic American profile of clean malt, crisp taste, low diacetyl, and ability to ferment in a wide range of temps. Look for US-05 to be the next popular dried yeast.

This yeast can be pitched directly, but if you prefer to rehydrate, the instructions are below.

Sprinkle the yeast in a minimum of 10 times its weight of sterile water or wort (we suggest 4 oz) at 70°F to 77°F (21 to 25 °C). Do not stir. Leave to rest 15 to 30 minutes. Gently stir for 30 minutes, and pitch the resultant cream into the fermentation vessel.

*See the technical data sheet below for more information on rehydration, usage and storage.

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To have it arrive with order.
Reid C on Apr 9, 2020
It shipped from CA rather than PA
James T on Apr 9, 2020
To have it arrive with order.
Reid C on Apr 9, 2020
Joseph H on Apr 9, 2020
It shipped from CA rather than PA
James T on Apr 9, 2020
Beer recipe
Dan S on Apr 8, 2020
clean and very stable yeast
Kevin R on Apr 8, 2020
Back up
Valued C on Apr 8, 2020
Have used before
Kenneth G on Apr 7, 2020
fairly neutral brewing yeast
Aaron B on Apr 7, 2020
For general brewing purposes
Aaron R on Apr 6, 2020
Could not get regular yeast no ice packs
Jim P on Apr 4, 2020
best dry yeast around, good to have on hand
Valued C on Apr 4, 2020
No options for ice packs for liquid yeast
Hayden C on Apr 4, 2020
Works well
Brett W on Apr 4, 2020
Buying it for just in case use
Ryan M on Apr 2, 2020
Always works
Pjot van der M on Apr 2, 2020
old standby - never fails
James B on Apr 2, 2020
back up yeast
Mainefolks on Apr 1, 2020
That is all that you had
Marge on Apr 1, 2020
My go to yeast
vince s on Apr 1, 2020
Dry ships better than liquid
A.J. J on Apr 1, 2020
i like it
frank g on Apr 1, 2020
A very consistant ale yeast. I got tired of live yeast that sometimes give me off flavors.
Robert F on Apr 1, 2020
worked well
J C on Apr 1, 2020
Did not want to take a chance liquid yeast would spoil
Tim W on Mar 31, 2020
crisp clean finish
Tom G on Mar 31, 2020
it is in the recipe
John R on Mar 31, 2020
good utility yeast
WALTER B on Mar 31, 2020
Sandra B on Mar 31, 2020
Always good to have on hand.
Douglas M on Mar 31, 2020
Ale recipes (blonde, IPA, cream ale, etc.)
Zachary F on Mar 30, 2020
Matt W on Mar 30, 2020
Steve S on Mar 29, 2020
It's my go to yeast for ales.
Martin O on Mar 29, 2020
Shelf life
Mark B on Mar 28, 2020
John H on Mar 27, 2020
Love using this yeast
Frank Garcia on Mar 27, 2020
I like using dry yeast
Loren A on Mar 27, 2020
dry yeast for shipping if I need ice, please ship with it and increase the order a buck or 3
todd w on Mar 26, 2020
Stuck at home for 3 weeks might as well brew
jeremy s on Mar 25, 2020
My "go-to" yeast
Joseph S on Mar 25, 2020
Good all around yeast to have for impromptu brewing
Quinn H on Mar 25, 2020
works great
Nora W on Mar 25, 2020
clean and easy bb
Derek S on Mar 25, 2020
I'm ordering by mail and want a more guaranteed yeast
Josh B on Mar 25, 2020
brewing a pale ale and viability is likely to be good
Paul K on Mar 25, 2020
To go with the beer that we just ordered
Valued C on Mar 25, 2020
It's good
Valued C on Mar 24, 2020
Works very well this recipe
Gary H on Mar 24, 2020
Mark W on Mar 24, 2020
Ted Carmichael J on Mar 23, 2020
Joseph H on Apr 9, 2020
Beer recipe
Dan S on Apr 8, 2020

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My GoTo Yeast for Ale's!
You just can't go wrong or mess up using this yeast.
March 25, 2020
4 weeks ago
Best Dry Yeast
US-05 is my go to yeast for most Ale styles (with the exception of Stouts, I use S-04)

I use about 1.5x the recommendation (30g in a 10-11 gallon batch)

While you do not have to do a starter with Dry yeast, i recommend hydrating in 1l H2O per 10g yeast at least the day of the brewing.

It is very reliable and provides a consistent finish.
February 11, 2020
2 months ago
Love this yeast
One of my go to yeast. Clean ferment, Clean flavor, and happy brewer.
December 28, 2019
1 year ago
Top notch product. Its my go to for reliability and consistent results.
Guaranteed to make a great beer, very clean, very reliable, and it doesnt get easier to use than this. I keep a couple on hand at all times and they have saved my you know what.
Do not worry about rehydrating, this is meant to be pitched right out of the packet. Follow directions and you will get excellent results.
December 28, 2019
1 year ago
Fresh yeast
I used to buy yeast exclusively from my LHBS, as I was never sure what I'd get online. But now that my local store closed, I need to get yeast online. I added a pack to my order from MoreBeer. I was pleased to receive a packet with a use-by date of 9/2021, two years from now.
November 6, 2019
5 months ago
does a great job with no mess
September 23, 2019
1 year ago
always works well for me.
August 1, 2019
10 months ago
Great, classic dry yeast
This is the one to always have on hand just in case. It's also a go-to for American pales, ambers and IPAs.
July 6, 2019
9 months ago
I like using it!
Great dry yeast crazy fermintations!
June 24, 2019
1 year ago
Works every time. No estery off-flavors. Good price. Stores for a long time in the frig.
June 18, 2019
10 months ago