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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Love it!
Teresa L on May 23, 2020
I'm a beginner ,you have to start somewhere .
Allana B on Apr 23, 2020
Love it!
Teresa L on May 23, 2020
Current Vendor OOS
Karl B on May 2, 2020
I'm a beginner ,you have to start somewhere .
Allana B on Apr 23, 2020
I'm brewing a pale ale.
Brett H on Apr 18, 2020
Its a robot that eats through everything and cleans up after itself
Jason L on Apr 17, 2020
Favorite "go-to" yeast. No fuss, no off flavors, reliable.
JC on Apr 13, 2020
easy to ship and works
Daniel D on Apr 12, 2020
Used this before
Todd B on Apr 12, 2020
used it before
Marty J on Apr 12, 2020
works great
Jeff m on Apr 11, 2020
Until I get comfortable with yeast, I am still on dry.
Matt J on Apr 11, 2020
Mark E L on Apr 11, 2020
Making a Ruthless Rye Clone
Matt F on Apr 10, 2020
To have it arrive with order.
Barbara 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
Current Vendor OOS
Karl B on May 2, 2020
I'm brewing a pale ale.
Brett H on Apr 18, 2020

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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
2 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
2 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
2 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
4 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
over 2 years 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
7 months ago
does a great job with no mess
September 23, 2019
1 year ago