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.