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Safale US-05 American Ale Yeast (Fermentis) - 11.5 g
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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 is marked as directly pitchable yeast and there are no rehydration instructions.

Some instructions for rehydrating yeasts: Suspend yeast in 4 oz of warm water. Do not stir. Let stand for 15 minutes. Stir gently. Add an equal amount of wort to your solution. Cover, let sit for five minutes, and pitch.

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Weight 0.03LBS
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good luck with it in the past
Lynn C on Feb 23, 2018
Prefer dry yeast.
Steven M on Feb 22, 2018
good luck with it in the past
Lynn C on Feb 23, 2018
you never know when your gonna need it!
Jason B on Feb 23, 2018
Prefer dry yeast.
Steven M on Feb 22, 2018
Best yeast, always works
Gerald A on Feb 21, 2018
Tammy L B on Feb 21, 2018
Never has failed me
Leonard W on Feb 20, 2018
It's my go to
Matt M on Feb 20, 2018
It was recommended for the American ale
Michael G on Feb 19, 2018
good clean yeast, dry yeast easier to work with. just re-hydrate and pitch
Nick A J on Feb 19, 2018
my favorite yeast
Larry D on Feb 19, 2018
Added syrup
jeff san m on Feb 19, 2018
greg d on Feb 17, 2018
Lane P on Feb 17, 2018
my go to for all american pale ales and ipas
Sam George D on Feb 16, 2018
Nice clean yeast
Mark M on Feb 15, 2018
I love it
Warren B on Feb 14, 2018
Easy to use and store
Twin o on Feb 13, 2018
Good dry ale yeast.
Alessandro V on Feb 13, 2018
Its my go-to yeast for American styles of beer.
Wayne K on Feb 12, 2018
general all purpose yeast
Richard R on Feb 10, 2018
This is my go to yeast for all ales I have brewed
Joel T on Feb 10, 2018
Dry yeast, easier to store
Matthew F on Feb 9, 2018
Easy use
Dominick V on Feb 9, 2018
like this yeast
James C on Feb 9, 2018
Very reliable fermentation, good floculation
Mark F on Feb 9, 2018
To go with hoppy blonde beer.
Mark M on Feb 8, 2018
US-05 is an economical workhorse of a yeast. It does not need to be babied during shipping.
Tysen B on Feb 8, 2018
I always get good results with this yeast!
Glennn S on Feb 7, 2018
Always good to have a dry yeast packet ready and waiting.
Joseph B on Feb 7, 2018
Matt U on Feb 7, 2018
Great yeast for fermenting IPA
Marty K on Feb 7, 2018
my standard yeast because I brew IPAs / Porters / Stouts
Douglas P on Feb 7, 2018
Reliable easy to use yeast
Dave P on Feb 6, 2018
When not using liquid this is the way to go.
Michael G on Feb 5, 2018
A good backup if needed.
Michael B on Feb 5, 2018
Reliable and easy to use. Good Blonde ale yeast.
Kevin McMullin on Feb 3, 2018
Great yeast
Valued C on Feb 3, 2018
Only yeast I use. WHat was originally recommended to me.
Mark K on Feb 2, 2018
Standard that is tried and true, great as a backup and stores really well.
Have used it before and like to have insurance in case my yeast starter does not take
Bernard B on Jan 31, 2018
consistent results
Nick S on Jan 31, 2018
The Safale US-05 is predicatably stable behaving yeast that doesn't impart any exotic flavors.
JEFFREY D S on Jan 30, 2018
Always ferments great without using a starter
Mac L on Jan 29, 2018
Good yeast for lettering the malt flavor shine
Ronald T on Jan 29, 2018
Good all around (neutral) yeast for most styles
Tim K on Jan 29, 2018
works well
robert a on Jan 27, 2018
Winter will freeze liquid yeast.
Raymond P on Jan 25, 2018
Works great, keeps a long time, inexpensive, liquid yeasts are a pain
Stewart B on Jan 25, 2018
It's my go to yeast
Richard O on Jan 24, 2018
It is neutral yeast
Garrett R. M on Jan 19, 2018
you never know when your gonna need it!
Jason B on Feb 23, 2018
Best yeast, always works
Gerald A on Feb 21, 2018

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It just works
This yeast is simple, easy to use, and does the job nicely. When pitched in the appropriate amount it is an aggressive attenuator and is flavor neutral.

As with most ale yeast, if you ferment on the warm side it could give you some "fruity" esters. Unlike English yeasts, this one takes its time falling to the bottom of the fermentor. If you want clear beer you should consider cold crashing for a couple days and fine with gelatin.

Overall, this yeast is great. It would be smart to always have one or two packets of US-05 around.
February 21, 2018
2 weeks ago
Always a reliable choice. Have never had any issues with this yeast.
February 18, 2018
2 months ago
I find this yeast is more dependable than Imperial liquid yeast
February 18, 2018
1 month ago
Clean Ale Yeast
This yeast is fantastic if you want a strain that can ferment at different temperatures but give a clean beer every time. It does a fantastic job of allowing the malt and hops to be the centerpieces to the beer. A yeast I like to continually have on hand just in case or an impromptu brew.
February 14, 2018
2 weeks ago
Always reliable. Mark F.
February 9, 2018
2 weeks ago
Amazing neutral yeast
High AA results in higher ABV without off-flavors
February 9, 2018
2 weeks ago
Love it
This is my go to dry yeast as it can ferment a wide range of styles. It's also extremely consistent. I never rehydrate and it has never let me down. Just pitch and forget.
February 3, 2018
2 months ago
My go to yeast for all ales. I always keep a few packs on hand.
January 31, 2018
2 months ago
Does the job
I'm no expert on different yeast strains, but this one did the job and made me some nice beer,
January 29, 2018
2 months ago
Good dry yeast forr sure!
January 28, 2018
2 months ago