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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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John A on Mar 23, 2018
Have used this yeast before and I like it!!
Michael W on Mar 23, 2018
John A on Mar 23, 2018
great price, good product.
batman on Mar 23, 2018
Have used this yeast before and I like it!!
Michael W on Mar 23, 2018
Other yeasts are not live...consistantly.
Ronald F on Mar 20, 2018
Gives nice malty finish
TOM B on Mar 20, 2018
Always a good back up, makes great brown ale
Anthony W. G on Mar 20, 2018
Safale US-05 works great for me
Clinton L on Mar 20, 2018
My go to yeast and mostly use this in all brews
Peter B on Mar 20, 2018
Mick Jones S on Mar 20, 2018
Reasonable dry yeast with good characteristics
Dave M on Mar 16, 2018
Very versatile yeast, always good to have
Alexander G on Mar 16, 2018
Best for American Ale.
Fahad A on Mar 16, 2018
Use for pale ales and blondes, clean fermentation
Ben B on Mar 16, 2018
With my unknown brewing schedule, I like dry yeast over liquid
Garrett L on Mar 16, 2018
Nice to have dry yeast packet on-hand.
Rod R on Mar 16, 2018
As a backup to stuck ferments.
Darren L on Mar 16, 2018
Price and Morebeer is independently owned and operated
D A on Mar 16, 2018
Good go-to yeast, especially in the summer shipping season
Michael W on Mar 16, 2018
Have been brewing in Puerto Rico for years, and dry yeast have survived the air/ground travel the best.
Dan E on Mar 16, 2018
Cheap, ferments cleanly every time
Mark A. L on Mar 8, 2018
I've used US-05 in the past and have had good luck with it.
Matthew P on Mar 7, 2018
Safale US-05 produces stable results, period.
JEFFREY D S on Mar 6, 2018
Works well
David L on Mar 5, 2018
I like this yeast in the cold season
Jeff O on Mar 4, 2018
It works.
Mark E on Mar 3, 2018
Good reviews
Celestino T on Mar 3, 2018
Practical and reliable, not much else to say
Marc G on Mar 2, 2018
Great dry yeast
Gregory C on Mar 1, 2018
Go to dry yeast, simple, clean and effective.
asa m on Feb 28, 2018
Always works good in starter and ships better than liquid yeast
Frank a on Feb 28, 2018
I've had success with this yeast before.
Valued C on Feb 28, 2018
Old standby.
Matthew Racine on Feb 27, 2018
Works great making a yeast starter
William S on Feb 27, 2018
Because I've had better luck with dry yeast
William G on Feb 27, 2018
Dependable ale yeast
Michael Blair H on Feb 27, 2018
Patrick M on Feb 27, 2018
clean and reliable.
Alexander B on Feb 27, 2018
used before worked well.
Jon G on Feb 26, 2018
simple and easy can make very good beers
david f on Feb 24, 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
great price, good product.
batman on Mar 23, 2018
Other yeasts are not live...consistantly.
Ronald F on Mar 20, 2018

4.8 / 5.0
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Worked but seemed to struggle next to the Safale 04
(Same brew in size by side car boys)
March 17, 2018
2 months ago
Never fails, always good
SO-5 is the do everything yeast. It never fails to start, ferments clean, and finishes without artifacts. We seldom make a starter and often repitch for two or three successive batches. It is a workhorse.
March 9, 2018
2 weeks ago
Fast shipping as advertised.
March 2, 2018
2 months ago
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
1 month ago
Clean and clear
Excellent and reliable. Wider temperature range, so forgiving for those who can't control their fermentation temp with precision.

Plus cheap enough to not have any excuse to not have at least 2 of these in the fridge for back up. If a starter fails, or you're using liquid yeast and your OG is too high and you need something else to sprinkle in.
February 19, 2018
2 months 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
2 months 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
1 month ago
Always reliable. Mark F.
February 9, 2018
1 month ago
Amazing neutral yeast
High AA results in higher ABV without off-flavors
February 9, 2018
1 month ago