Safale US-05 American Ale Yeast - Fermentis

Safale US-05 American Ale Yeast - Fermentis

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Due to high demand, US-05 is currently out of stock with no ETA for our next shipment. For a direct dry yeast substitution, we highly recommend CellarScience™ CALI Yeast.  It is the exact same yeast strain with a higher pitch rate!

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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MoreFlavor Store
Always works. Especially in my pantry where temps can sometimes fluctuate.
Michael F on Jul 9, 2020
I've used this yeast before....I have the highest confidence.
Eric L on Jul 8, 2020
Always works. Especially in my pantry where temps can sometimes fluctuate.
Michael F on Jul 9, 2020
Need it for a recipe
Joseph F on Jul 9, 2020
I've used this yeast before....I have the highest confidence.
Eric L on Jul 8, 2020
Just in case
Valued C on Jul 8, 2020
Good steady yeast, works very well.
Tom W on Jul 8, 2020
To carbonate soda.
Grace B on Jul 8, 2020
good dry yeast
Kevin R R on Jul 4, 2020
Clean yeast gets out of the way. I get a little peach, hood for all American ales.
John H on Jul 4, 2020
for my lemon brew
Wayne L M on Jul 3, 2020
Ease of use and quality result
John W on Jul 3, 2020
I like using dry yeast. It lasts longer and is more reliable
Kurt P on Jul 1, 2020
Works great for all kinds of american ales.
David W on Jul 1, 2020
A classic
James T on Jun 30, 2020
Used before and transports well
Jim W on Jun 26, 2020
Try something different
Richard S on Jun 26, 2020
Read good for Berliner Weisse
Thomas F A on Jun 26, 2020
Always dependable
Thomas P on Jun 25, 2020
Always good to have this versatile yeast on hand
Steve T on Jun 25, 2020
back up for liquid yeast if it doesn't work out. wanted to get dry kveik for an neipa. got some liquid kveik coming but like to have back up dry if it's spoiled in shipping
John O on Jun 24, 2020
I typically get liquid yeast but with the warmer weather, I didn't want to fuss with the ice pack.
Patrick H on Jun 23, 2020
Brewer suggested
Casey L on Jun 19, 2020
Blonde Ale
Kieran B on Jun 19, 2020
Old reliable
andrew on Jun 19, 2020
Martin N on Jun 18, 2020
This is the basic yeast I use... doesn't really impart much flavor, but gets the job done.
Margherita L on Jun 18, 2020
Ferments very clean at cool temps to showcase malt or hops
Chris V on Jun 18, 2020
This is my go to
Troy D on Jun 18, 2020
Use this a lot - always done the job
Terry R on Jun 17, 2020
The pandemic has me worried and these dry yeast seem to have a long shelf life so I can make beer into the Armageddon!
Tim H on Jun 16, 2020
I've used it before and like it, plus it's dry
James L on Jun 16, 2020
Standard IPA yeast for somebody wanting low hassle.
Kevin S on Jun 16, 2020
Larry B on Jun 15, 2020
emergency back up if yeast won't start
James M. P on Jun 12, 2020
Work overseas so yeast needs to require no refrigeration
Tom C on Jun 12, 2020
This is my go to yeast for basic beers. Have never had a problem.
Michael L on Jun 12, 2020
This is my go to yeast
Tommy on Jun 12, 2020
Good to have
Jeffrey L on Jun 11, 2020
Brewing an ale.
Kimberly on Jun 11, 2020
Brewing a Catharina sour
Robert F G on Jun 10, 2020
Good flavor
Larry on Jun 10, 2020
Simple and effective in an IPA
Robin M on Jun 9, 2020
I've used it before and it worked well.
Brett E on Jun 8, 2020
this was recommended to use as a dry yeast, which i normally use in the summer months
mark on Jun 8, 2020
Recommended previously by a salesman at Morebeer. Made a great easy-to-quaff brew!
Daniel H on Jun 6, 2020
Old Faithful - I alwas want it on hand
William G on Jun 6, 2020
The best clean dry yeast.
Ian Z on Jun 6, 2020
Ordered from your company years ago. Always found your company excellent to deal with. Just getting back to brewing.
Gary B on Jun 5, 2020
It's good to have some dry yeast on hand.
Keith S on Jun 5, 2020
It's my go to yeast at the brewery.
Green Tree b on May 29, 2020
Love it!
Teresa L on May 23, 2020
Need it for a recipe
Joseph F on Jul 9, 2020
Just in case
Valued C on Jul 8, 2020

4.9 / 5.0
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Great all around yeast to have on hand
ferments clean around 68°f. I use it in most of my beers
July 9, 2020
3 weeks ago
Blooms quickly. I have even pitched in dry.
June 29, 2020
1 month ago
Not good
So far not good...tried a starter 2 days in now and nothing, zero, nadda, dead. Of course followed all aspects of starting this yeast. I will have to try something else.
June 8, 2020
Response from MoreFlavor
We apologize for the bad experience you've had with this bad batch of yeast. We are dedicated to providing the best support and products that we can. We are happy to work with you to find a solution to the issue, be it a replacement, refund, or exchange. If you haven't been in contact with our CS team yet please give us a call at 1-800-600-0033 or email in to info@moreflavor.com. We are always here to help. Cheers!
June 9, 2020
Malcolm MB
Fantastic dry yeast
very good and predictable
May 27, 2020
over 2 years ago
Great Yeast
One of the best dry yeasts that i have used for brewing. It is the yeast if choice for all my ale batches.
April 27, 2020
4 months ago
Very good yeast. Use this US 05 a lot. ......,....
I use this yeast in a lot of.the ales I brew.
April 16, 2020
3 months ago
Very versatile yeast
I've fermented at temps ranging from 68ºF up to 81ºF (Florida home brewer) and this yeast never fails to deliver a quality brew. I use this yeast a lot and have yet to have an issue.
April 10, 2020
1 year ago
My GoTo Yeast for Ale's!
You just can't go wrong or mess up using this yeast.
March 25, 2020
4 months 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
5 months ago
Love this yeast
One of my go to yeast. Clean ferment, Clean flavor, and happy brewer.
December 28, 2019
1 year ago